Trip report

1st Sunday Breakfast and Hike

Hiking/Walk DATE: 04/01/2018 - 04/01/2018

Trip/Event Location: Petersburg, VA
US

Trip Leader(s): TrailGuyEric

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. IHOP, 12251 Bermuda Crossroad Ln, Chester, VA 23831

Hike at 10:00 a.m. Petersburg Battlefield,  h...
Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

5001 Siege Road Petersburg, VA  For GPS users enter 37 14' 37.87" N, 77 21' 24.87" W

From I-95 & I-85: Take the Wythe Street (Rt. 36 east) exit.[From south bound I-95 this is Exit 52; From northbound I-95 this is Exit 50 D; and from north bound I-85 this is Exit 69] Turn onto this one-way road and follow it 2.5 miles to the park entrance on the right. From 295: Take exit 9B onto Rt. 36 west to park entrance on the right just past Fort Lee.


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We met at the Petersburg Battlefield Visitor’s Center and viewed a brief but very interesting but short video on the 9-month siege of Petersburg, the skirmishes that were fought, the climax of the big explosion that caused the huge famous crater and the bloody battle afterwards that didn’t, but could have, ended the war early.

We left the Visitor’s Center and walked toward Battery 5, then down to the famous Dictator 17,000 lb mortar, largest of the war. We walked back to the visitor’s center and drove down the Park Tour Road to Confederate battery #9, toured the battery and tiny field houses and began our 6 mile hike.

The hike began by walking down Water Line Trail, connected to Birney Trail and then down to Taylor’s Creek Trail.  We then walked down Park Tour Road to the old ruins of Taylor Farm house (foundation and chimney still stands) and got a good, but far away view of the Crater.  We continued on Park Tour Road for another ½ mile and got to the Crater and the mine shaft that was dug by Pennsylvania miners to place the 8,000 lb. dynamite charge.  We walked back along the road back to the trails and picked up the Encampment Trail, back on the Birney Trail, but instead returning to the Water Line Trail, we dropped south a bit to pick up the Harrison Creek trail, then Attack Road trail and the last bit of the Water line trail.  Total mileage was about 6.6 miles.

We then drove to the Blandford Cemetery and toured the very old Blandford church, built in 1704.

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Members That Participated

TrailGuyEric

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Richmond, VA


United States
TJinCville

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Charlottesville, VA


United States
guest member
Avalondude

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Colonial Heights, VA


United States
Logan

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Richmond, VA


United States
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