Harrison’s Creek Loop

Petersburg, Virginia 23801

Harrison’s Creek Loop

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike explores part of Petersburg National Battlefield. The now wooded lands offer a natural respite contrasting with the dark Civil War days. Start at a replicated siege site, then travel a well-marked trail network that passes along Harrison’s Creek, which was an important battle line during the siege of Petersburg.

Petersburg National Battlefield preserves the site where
the Union laid siege to Confederates who were attempting to protect Petersburg and its important railroad supply lines. Without these supply lines reaching Richmond, the Confederate capital city would fall to the Union—so thought Union general Ulysses S. Grant, after failing to take Richmond by frontal assault. He then set about capturing Petersburg, which led to the extended blockade. This hike travels the Eastern Front section of the preserved battlefield on well-laid-out trails that travel through now pleasant woodland where men once lived and died for their respective causes."

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Trail Information

Petersburg
Nearby City
3.4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Petersburg National Battlefield
Local Contacts
USGS Prince George
Local Maps

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Dec 2018