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Best trails in Gettysburg

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Looking for a great trail near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Mountain State Park or Pine Grove Furnace State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Oregon Ridge Park or Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Gettysburg ranging from 0.8 to 10.3 miles and from 521 to 784 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Gettysburg
Top trails (6)
#1 - The Billy Yank Trail
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
NOTE: Dogs are not allowed inside the cemetery, building or museum. Off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked. Please consult the Park's map to orient yourself as signage is very poor in this area. https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/maps.htm This trail was set up by the local Boy Scouts of America Council and is meant to be a historical experience. Booklets are available in the visitor's center for about $2. The booklet contains historic information, directions and spaces for information that can be filled in at each stop, for scouts who wish to earn the patches and medal that go with the trail system. The booklet does not provide a map of the area.Show more
#2 - Gettysburg Trail
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
NOTE: Dogs are not allowed inside the cemetery, building or museum. Off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked. Please consult the Park's map to orient yourself as signage is very poor in this area. https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/maps.htmShow more
#3 - Johnny Reb Trail
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Note: The trail begins at the National Cemetery which does not allow dogs, however the rest of the trail is accessible to dogs. In order to take your dog, please access the trail through another trail head. Off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked. Please consult the Park's map to orient yourself as signage is very poor in this area. https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/maps.htm The Johnny Reb Trail is a 4 mile trail, which takes about 2.5 hours to complete. The trail snakes through historic landmarks and monuments relating to the Battle of Gettysburg and looks at the battle through confederate eyes. The trail has no access to water along the way so bring plenty to drink. This trail was set up by the local Boy Scouts of America Council and is meant to be a historical experience through the eyes of Confederate troops. Booklets are available in the visitor's center for about $2. The booklet contains historic information, directions and spaces for information that can be filled in at each stop, for scouts who wish to earn the patches and medal that go with the trail system. Unfortunately, while the booklet holds directions and other pertinent information it does not offer a map of the trails. This trail goes along with the Billy Yank Trail, Eisenhower Farm, Gettysburg Guided Tour, and the Visitors Center.Show more
#4 - Culps Hill
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
NOTE: Dogs are not allowed inside the cemetery, building or museum. Off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked. Please consult the Park's map to orient yourself as signage is very poor in this area. https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/maps.htmShow more
#5 - Big Round Top
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 27 m
Note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked. Please consult the Park's map to orient yourself as signage is very poor in this area. https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/maps.htmShow more
#6 - The Historic Gettysburg Trail
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Note: Dogs are not allowed in the cemetery and will have to make a detour however they are allowed on majority of this trail. This walk follows the Historic Gettysburg Trail. The official hike start is from the visitor center; however, this map saves some distance each way by starting and ending the walk in the lot on West Side of Taneytown road across the street from National Cemetery. Highlights of the hike included Lincoln Cemetery for African American soldiers and residents, Pennsylvania College, the Train Station, Lincoln Square, and the National Cemetery. Show more