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Hike and Explore Bull Run Battlefield

Manassas, Virginia

4.3/5
based on 3 reviews

Details

Distance

1.2 miles

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Dave Cavanaugh

Hike along the same trails that soldiers marched and battles were fought. Read about the people and that the battles that were fought. There are placards throughout the trail that describe the battles as they unfolded. 

Located about 40 minutes from D.C. just off I-66 in Manassas, VA. Henry Hill is the starting point and headquarters that can lead you to multiple trails ranging from 1-5 miles depending on the route you choose here. Ample parking at HQ as well as clean restrooms. Tours are available here.

Rolling hills provide beautiful overviews of the countryside. It is an easy hike to get the whole family involved in your outdoor adventures. 

For more information check out the National Park Service website here.

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Reviews

Nice place for a walk and some history. Plenty of easy parking. There are some sections of trail in the nearby woods but for the most part you're exposed to the sun in the battlefield so sunscreen up. I went on a cold windy spring day and the sun was so strong it kept me warm and I got a little burn on my cheeks.

Well maintained trails, and lots of them, offer great opportunities for light trail running. Dog friendly as well, if you'd like to bring them along!

Easy to walk around, check out some historical buildings, and ponder what took place there. It's more of an area to stroll around though we didn't go far out on the walk, so not sure what lie ahead over the next hills. But nice leisurely walk. We did 1.5 mile loop. But there's little to no shade so in summer it's hot and be careful of too much sun.

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