Marye's Heights/Sunken Road Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Marye's Heights/Sunken Road Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fredericksburg, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

historic site

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike on one of the deadliest sites at the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg. On the easy side of moderate due to short length and gradual inclines. Interpretive signs help you imagine the battle on these grounds.

walking
2 months ago

It's more of a walk than a hike for sure. Lot's of history on and around the trail. There is actually a section of the original wall that the Confederates were behind when they were firing downhill. The trail allows you to access the cemetery that has many union headstones in it. Stop by the visitor's center located at the start of the trail. They have a short film to watch about the battle that took place there with information that you won't find in biased history books even though it is hard to deny the Confederate victory. There is a museum right beside the visitor center. The park rangers are also helpful and there is no entrance fee to either site.