Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17326

Gettysburg

Gettysburg Professional Review and Guide

"When you’ve finished this hike, you’ll have a comprehensive idea of what took place July 1 through July 3, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, when more than 150,000 troops clashed on the rolling hills surrounding this small Pennsylvania town. Considered by most historians to be the turning point of the American Civil War, it was also one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern warfare.

Just like the auto and bus tours, this hike visits the important battle sites and monuments; however, the hike leads away from the paved roads and monuments and onto the battlefields. Hikers get a firsthand experience of what it was like for Confederate soldiers to charge through an open field with bullets whizzing by. Let your imagination take over as you position yourself behind a boulder on Little Round Top or walk along a line of cannons."

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Trail Information

Gettysburg
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9.1
Distance
597 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5 to 6 hours
Duration
Spring, summer, fall
Season
Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg 17325; (717) 338-1243; www.gettysburgfoundation.org
Local Contacts
USGS Gettysburg, PA; Fairfield, PA
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Jul 2018