“A great forest setting with dirt, gravel, and bridge crossings, and trails with minimal elevation gain.
— Omar Delgado
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
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.
Flora & Fauna
Tall pines, maples, oaks, deer, squirrels, turtles, and birds.