Second Battle of Manassas Trail Loop

MODERATE 51 reviews

Second Battle of Manassas Trail Loop is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Manassas, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
403 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

historic site

Second Battle of Bull Run. The Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Manassas was fought August 28-30, 1862, as part of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive campaign waged by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia, and a battle of much larger scale and numbers than the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) fought in 1861 on the same ground. This trail guides you through the Second Manassas Battlefield.

hiking
1 month ago

As peaceful as it is, we got covered in ticks. Half of the trail isn't paved nor landscaped. You have to cross a major road at one point after the historical landmarks.

hiking
4 months ago

Peaceful hike! Not terribly muddy considering the recent rainy weather. Trail is easy to follow!

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty rolling hills. Taking in the historical exhibits is the best part.

backpacking
8 months ago

Favorite battlefield hike there is. Highly recommend.

hiking
9 months ago

I would reccomend the first battle loop first then this. This is a good easy run, and just ok for a hike. The road crossings and ares the trail is connected via the roadways becomes a bit annoying. I would much rather stay on trail the entire time. It offers good views, nice monuments and some beautiful wild life.

Monday, July 31, 2017

I loved the history as well as the forested area of the trail. I agree that it was a moderate trail. For a newbie this trail was great for us "beginners". I'll do it again at a later time

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Really nice hike. Had its harder spots but overall a great way to spend the afternoon. Took me a touch under two hours, plus one quick stop. Saw some deer too
Lots of markers and the NPS map is accurate. Note that the map marks the trail in Red but the trail markers are Blue.

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Another nice well maintained trail in the battlefield park. I love the old cemetery, and there are lots of markers along the trail telling the history.

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