Sailor’s Creek Battlefield offers six, self-guided hiking trails with historic markers for the public to explore year round.
Each trail is named for a commander who fought in the last major battle of the Civil War in Virginia, April 6, 1865.
Kershaw Trail: (Gen. Joseph Kershaw, CSA) is a 0.9 mile loop trail.
Custis Lee Trail: (Gen. George Washington Custis Lee, CSA) is a 0.8 mile loop trail.
Wheaton Trail: (Gen. Frank Wheaton, USA) is a 0.7 mile loop trail, that includes a 0.1 mile nature trail spur.
Stagg Trail: (Col. Peter Stagg, USA) is a 0.4 mile linear trail.
Seymour Trail: (Gen. Truman Seymour, USA) is a 0.4 mile linear trail.
Pickett Trail: (Gen. George Pickett, CSA) is a 0.4 mile loop trail.
Each trail is family and pet-friendly. They range in difficulty from Easy to Moderate with varying terrain that is grassy, sandy, shaded, and open, along with elevation changes. Pets must be kept on a leash a maximum of 6 feet in length and controlled by their handlers at all times.
Comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.
For questions, contact the Visitor Center (804) 561-7510.Location URL:http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek.shtml LOCATION DETAIL: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield