Explore the most popular historic site trails in Virginia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Be prepared beginners, you may need a walking stick. There are a few steep inclines but several places to sit and rest. I enjoyed this hike, it’s bright, sunny, and quiet. Kids enjoyed the hike too but didn’t find any animal tracks and only heard an owl.

The Winchester Green Loop hasn't been completed and ends at mile 4.63 and is actually going to be 6.31 miles in length. The trail is well-marked and follows city sidewalks much of the way. It passes many points of interest, such as Oldtown Winchester, Abram's Delight, and the Abrams Creek Wetlands.

We were able to complete the unfinished loop by using the sidewalks on Jubal Early on the way back to our parking point near Shenandoah University.

Upon the trail's completion, this will be a fun, quick, and easy urban hike.

Had an amazing time and walked 5 miles. Multiple trails... quiet and full of nature. Deer and open fields. They are amazing about clearing the trails and are set up for every type of hiker.

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

on Cedar Creek Trail

7 days ago


This was a short, easy walk. Kids can read signs about local trees.

easy hike. nice views. fun walk.

This was a beautiful and amazing hike for anyone of all ages. Very dog friendly!

This is on the Auto Tour route. The speed limit is 25 so it’s like running in your neighborhood. That being said, didn’t see one car in the route. I ran at 9am on a Saturday and. I cats. Great run full of history. Pretty hilly.

Wonderful, historic ride thru the Yorktown battlefield in October. Did not like sharing the road with cars, as we parked at the Visitors Center. This was part road biking, part trail biking. Takes awhile if you stop and read the historic markers.

good midweek hike.

It was so nice a calming

Hiked this in 2015 . Amazing views and the sand cave is awesome. Great park and people.

Great trail!! Very informative and historical. If you’re into the Civil War this is a must. Took my kids along, very flat and easy for family activities. Trail was well marked clean and maintained.

2 months ago

Definitely better trail than the one on the KY Side. Parking is much better. Have plenty of water in the winter because the spigot in Hensley Settlement is turned off after Nov 1st. Martins Fork cabin on top of Gibson Gap has running water nearby it and is easily access from the trail on top of the ridge.

Great trail. Major elevation gains in the end. The views from White Rocks are amazing and the Sand Cave is awesome. Definitely worth the leg burner hike!

2 months ago

Great hike for beginners. Beautiful views. And love the story before "lovers leap"

20 degrees and snow on the ground. Love this hike and want to do it in the summer.

2 months ago

Just as an FYI don't forget to pay for your ticket which is $8 for adults at in information center(before entering). But well worth the fee. Its an easy walk to the bridge. Beyond the bridge you'll walk along a decent size creek/river filled with beautiful rock formation. There are a few areas to explore on you walk. At the end of the trail you will find a pleasant surprise.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice trail.

If you are looking for a flat surface to walk, run, bike, or ride a horse on, this is a nice trail. It’s about 4.5 miles round trip from the parking area to the restroom. Points of interest include the New River, and an old railroad tunnel and trestle.

Favorite battlefield hike there is. Highly recommend.

Trail is fairly new and is rough and unlevel with areas of exposed roots and rocks. It has been connects into the trails of Crystal Springs Recreation Area. Hiking the Boundary Trail and this trail will give you near 12 miles if parked at the parking area off of Pump Hollow Road.

Really nice trail and very maintained. Very easy trail and a lot of history.

one of my favorite trails I have ever hiked sand cave and white rocks offer wonderful views.

nice easy nature trail with Civil War history. The fall colors are beautiful. The trail is marked fairly well and has historic markers you can read while making quick stops.

This is a really great trail (usually) but is harder to hike in the fall when there are a lot of leaves on the ground and built up in the water. It also rained overnight this time so many of the rocks are underwater. It’s a nice challenge if you have waterproof shoes, time, and patience, but also no longer a short hike. I still had fun crossing the run a few times but I didn’t have time to complete the whole trail this time.

we enjoyed this trail very much. definitely return.

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