Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Fredericksburg with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

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.

a little overgrown and somewhat challenging to navigate the trail due to leaves covering the path. Still really enjoyed the trails. can't wait to come back in the spring

Mostly bikers on narrow trail. Not an official trail. Not markers or signs (other than no trespassing).

fun seasonal trail. be sure to grab some pawpaw fruit while you're in the bush.

Very short trail. Paved and fully shaded, with a few benches along the way. It is uphill all the way. At the top is a few cannons (cannon?) and a display about Lee and his position. The view would be spectacular (and more demonstrative of why Lee used it) if they (whoever "they" are) would cut down all of the trees that have grown there (see my photos).

nice and clean trail. A lot of fellow runners on the trail. Trail is all paved which through me off a bit, but very nice loop with nice views.

Walked it with my 6 year old and my three year old in about 2.5 hours (including a stop at Hardee's for some OJ and plenty of pictures). It was just a bit too long for them in the heat today, but on a cooler day, I think they would have been fine. We'll definitely do it again soon.

Beautiful scenery!


mountain biking
9 months ago

10 months ago

This is a nice trail, especially if you have kids with you. It's relatively short and pretty easy. If you decide to do the Ni River Trail that's attached to Salamander loop, it's also nice and kid friendly. Just a heads up though...it's tagged as wheelchair friendly...and this trail/loop is definitely not wheelchair friendly once you enter the trail.

Went on the Riverview trail which gets very narrow close to the water, but pretty views.

Overgrown and no views from what we seen. Everything was blocked from trees

Very disappointed. Came to hike today (Tuesday) only to find that the trail is CLOSED on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.

quick trail. wish it was longer. some of the trail was not cleared

I love this trail

Lots of water access..lots of tree shade in late spring/early summer..fun hike, a bit on the easy side for us, there are some up and down slopes, not too strenuous..beautiful lake with running stream! Great time! Would recommend. (FYI the fishing bank trail was a bit muddy and narrow in spots)

Very nice. Walk, run, bike ride, skateboard. Stroller friendly.
Bathrooms can be found as you pass Old Mill Park, CVS and Hardees. Just an FYI on that one.

Nice hiking trail.

lovely on this windy day.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nicer scenery when you get close to the Rappahannock.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Nice relaxing walk !

So romantic at around 9am. Very quiet and peaceful and not at all very crowded. The trails were actually pretty easy with a few steep hills. They are marked very well by color. The property also has many areas to sit and enjoy nature, it seems prefect for bird watchers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trail isn't in Pratt Park. As stated before it is actually 2 trails that make a 3.4 mile loop. Can be busy depending on the time of day you use it. Watch the bicyclists as they make wide turns when crossing bridges and entering the trail and they give no warning they are behind and passing you.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

This is actually two trails connected to make a loop trail. It is the Canal Path trail and Heritage trail combined to make a 3.4 mile paved trail. You can park down near the river and go west along the river, the heritage trail connects with Canal Path trail just under the bridge under Fall Hill Ave. Back at the end of the trail you cross two fairly busy streets to get back to the river.

Nice short trail.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Awesome ride

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