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Hopewell, Virginia Map
1 month ago

There were other trails I could walk down but I stuck to this particular prescribed route. This was a terrific route, very short but the history behind it could keep you here for over an hour. Can you imagine fighting in a place like this in a war that did not have the strategies like we have today. The story of this conflict, the siege at Petersburg, is an inspiring story of patriots sacrificing everything for their country, for the union as well as the confederacy. This trail is a must for anyone in the area.

This park has very long trails. I have run over 10 miles through these trails and didn't come close to seeing everything. It is much longer than the .7 miles that is listed. Very friendly running, hiking, walking, biking and horseback riding.

Pretty scenery. Very short. Loads of bugs. Definitely not bike friendly. Disappointed. It's more of a tourist stop than a hiking or biking trail.

To clarify another review, the park is in the woods behind a Jail. There is a federal prison next door. Single women (and even married women) are just as safe here as anywhere else. Having worked there for 20 years, I would venture that this area is safer than other parks not behind a Jail. Lately, I’ve been walking it weekly and the most dangerous thing I’ve seen yet is some obvious extramarital meetings.

With that out of the way, this is a fun little hike. Just hilly enough to be moderately challenging at times. They’ve put a lot of work into building it. There are some informative signs about a couple of landmarks and a small fitness trail.

Across from a prison! Do not recommend for single women

11 months ago

I spent about 7 hours hiking the trails here and still didn't see all of it. There is great scenery and history, but the map is inaccurate otherwise this would be a 5.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Love this place!!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Great hiking trails. Flat. Good for bikes as well.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Great hiking trails. Flat. Good for bikes as well.

trail running
Sunday, September 10, 2017

I truly have enjoyed running through the park. Have run the Road Tour. Good shoulder for bikers, walkers and runners.
7+ miles for round trip. (Many trails that could be explored as well)
Good challenge. Some decent hills along the way, both ways.
Beautiful, peaceful scenic road lined with trees. Seen multiple deer while running.
If in the Colonial Heights area and want a very nice place to get some miles in, make sure to visit this park.

Monday, August 21, 2017

great walk

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nice hike through a historic area. The entire trail is well marked as well.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great trails for running or hiking with the family.

trail running
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great and safe for running; easy for hiking.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Beautifully maintained wide trails. Friendly and helpful staff. Superb educational value. Very convenient for soldiers.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great trail. Has nice canoe/kayak launch, fitness stations and fishing pier. Hidden gem behind the regional jail.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Petersburg Battlefield- Eastern Front is a nice easy drive with lots of opportunities to get out of the car and traverse the historical battlefields. Lots of areas to park and take in some of the provided historical markers and information, including the Battle of the Crater. Definitely more "user friendly" than the Western Front.

scenic driving
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

We drove the front roads of which there are about 25 miles.

trail running
Thursday, November 14, 2013

From 1988 to 1991 I ran the trails of the park on a daily bases. At the time, I was assigned to the 85th Evacuation Hospital, and attached to Kenner Army Hospital. The park was just across a parking lot from Kenner and I would run every day after work. We soldiers had no idea we were trail runners at the time, it was just getting our miles in for the week. Since that time I have met many trail runners on trails in Georgia and Florida. I admire them for their skill. A great park for hiking and trail running. History is all around you.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

This is our go to trail. Not sure too many people know of the 12 miles of mostly single track (some jeep type access roads) that run through the park. See runners and horse back riders, but seldom run across mountain bikers back in the woods. I would rate it easy to moderate, some steep climbs and good turns, not many roots.

trail running
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Great run including some steep hills. It offers a fantastic workout with a great background. I had to stop to check out the earthen structures used during the civil war, very cool .

on Historic Site Loop

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I hike but my favorite thing to do is horse back riding. The trails are great here. I love the bridges and streams to cross. Only negative is the rocks. I know why the park does it, but its a little tuff on bare feet.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Petersburg is more of a driving tour than a hiking tour, but there are easy, scenic and educational walks at several points along the three auto tour routes. You can walk the roads - the Eastern Front route being only about four miles long (point-to-point), and the Western Front route being about 16 miles (point-to-point). Personally, I find the Eastern Front tour and walks to be more interesting.

scenic driving
5 days ago

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