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Poor Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 87' 26 m
Descent: -106' -32 m
High: 163' 50 m
Low: 93' 28 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Omar Delgado

The best trail part on the battlefield - an open singletrack to wooded trail along the creek.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Seasonal trail closure (December 15-July 15) for bald eagle nesting.

Runner Notes

This is a multi-use trail for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, so be prepared to share the trail.

Description

It is just a little over 5k on this out and back trail, but this is by far my favorite section of the battlefield park to run. You can access the trailhead from a parking spot near the Taylor Farm Site, and run down the Park Tour Road / Siege Road to the concrete post AA. This is a shared trail with rocks, roots, some flooding during rainy days, and a little elevation change. You can get to Fort Haskell on this trail and take a small tour of the POIs there as well.

Flora & Fauna

Oaks, pines, maples, birds, deer, and turtles.

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Singletrack on Poor Creek Trail with Taylor Farm/Site of Fort Morton.
Oct 18, 2016 near Petersburg, 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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