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Stone Bridge Loop Trail

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1.4 Miles 2.2 Kilometers


97%

Runnable

70' 21 m

Ascent

-95' -29 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

238' 73 m

High

168' 51 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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Another history-rich loop at Manassas Battlefield.

Brian Smith

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Features Birding · Wildflowers

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Begin your run at the Stone Bridge parking lot (Tour Stop #12). Follow the trail down to the post-war Stone Bridge (Confederate troops destroyed the war-time bridge in 1862), where Union forces deployed to divert Confederate attention from the main advance upstream. Upon crossing the bridge, the trail continues along Bull Run with its picturesque displays of wildflowers in the spring and colorful foliage in the fall.

The trail ascends a steep bluff to the overlook of Farm Ford, where Union troops led by Col. William T. Sherman crossed Bull Run on the day of the battle. Turning west away from the stream, the trail emerges out in the open fields of the war-time Van Pelt property. Visitors will pass the site of the Van Pelt home, 'Avon,' used by Confederate Col. Nathan G. Evans as his headquarters. The trail cuts back over a watershed area with excellent birding opportunities from the wooden boardwalk through the marsh.

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Aug 17, 2018
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