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Petersburg Battlefield Trail

Intermediate

Trail

7.3 mile 11.7 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 322' 98 m
Descent: -319' -97 m
High: 213' 65 m
Low: 93' 28 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Omar Delgado

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

Omar Delgado

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 run 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 run.

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 runl 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 run.

Flora & Fauna

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

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Jul 5, 2018
Kyle Hi
Jul 4, 2018
Kyle Hi
May 6, 2018
Julio Santana
Dec 29, 2016
Omar Delgado
6.2mi — 1h 12m
Nov 6, 2016
Omar Delgado
Couple of horse riders and hikers on Sundays. 8mi
Oct 7, 2016
Omar Delgado
7mi — 1h 13m

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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#34

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#1,092

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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
Along the side of Poor Creek Trail.
Oct 18, 2016 near Petersburg, 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

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