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Petersburg Battlefield Trail

Intermediate
 4.8 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great forest setting with dirt, gravel, and bridge crossings, and trails with minimal elevation gain.


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Map Key

7.3

Miles

11.7

KM

Loop

213' 65 m

High

93' 28 m

Low

322' 98 m

Up

319' 97 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildlife

Some federal holidays the Fort Lee Trailhead is closed but you can still go the National Battlefield and start on Attack Road Trail.

Overview

This is a great 7-mile hike that is mostly shaded on both sides, has good constant elevation gain and loss, and has plenty of turns to keep you focused on the trail. One exposed section is a tight singletrack with a view of Taylor Farm/the site of Fort Morton remains. There are a couple of wooden bridges that can get slippery when wet, and a few low spots that get muddy, but overall this is a great hike.

Need to Know

A fee/permit is required to access Petersburg National Battlefield; cost vary from season to season. For the Fort Lee Trailhead, you'll need access to the installation, Driver's License, and proof of insurance to get on base.

Description

This multi-use trail starts at the Fort Lee Trailhead parking area (corner of Mahone and Adams).The trail is mostly on dirt with two road crossings and one section of singletrack. It is mostly wooded with a few bridge crossings. The hikel starts on the Prince George Courthouse Trail before heading to Harrison Creek Trail to Encampment Trail to Poor Creek Trail to Friend Trail to Battery 7 Trail to Meade Station Trail and back to Prince George to finish out the hike.

Flora & Fauna

Tall pines, maples, oaks, deer, squirrels, turtles, and birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Omar Delgado

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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  4.8 from 5 votes
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Photos

Singletrack on Poor Creek Trail with Taylor Farm/Site of Fort Morton.
Oct 18, 2016 near Petersburg, VA
A section of the Prince George Courthouse Road.
Apr 17, 2017 near Fort Lee, VA
Poor Creek Trail leading into the woods past Taylor Farm/Site of Fort Morton.
Oct 25, 2016 near Petersburg, VA
Small bridge crossing at Location Z Marker.
Oct 25, 2016 near Petersburg, VA
Along the side of Poor Creek Trail.
Oct 18, 2016 near Petersburg, VA

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Apr 2, 2021
John Roberts
Jan 25, 2020
Kyle Yarian
Oct 30, 2019
Lisa Lichtenstein
6mi — 1h 50m
Sep 24, 2019
David Williams
7.3mi — 3h 00m
Jun 14, 2019
John Vasquez
7.1mi — 2h 57m
Mar 17, 2018
Jerricho Mendez
Awesome hike for beginners and intermediates. Rough terrain (roots and bigger rocks) on some parts and nice rolling hills with great views all around. 7.3mi