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Hiking trail from the visitor center

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Hiking trail from the visitor center

Is there a new trail that begins at the VC and takes you to the battlefield?

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1. Re: Hiking trail from the visitor center

A new pedestrian trail along Taneytown Rd opened this spring:

nps.gov/gett/parknews/pedestrian-trail-ribbo…

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2. Re: Hiking trail from the visitor center

It was a beautiful afternoon so we went out to try out the trail. Parked in Lot 1 in the Visitors Center. The paved trail heads back behind the Visitors Center, through a lovely wooded area over some gentle hills. We reached Taneytown Rd in about 10 minutes. There is a nice map at Taneytown Rd. that shows the different trails. It is possible to continue across Taneytown Rd or on a paved path along Taneytown Rd to the Pennsylvania Monument. This is a very sunny trail and looked quite hot, so we turned right to go through the National Cemetery and into town. (Of course a stop for ice cream was involved.) The round trip was about 2.75 miles.

Lots of different opportunities to explore whether you are touring the battlefield or just enjoying family walks together. Thanks for asking the question!

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