Confederate Breastworks Interpretive Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A popular scenic viewing area for fall foliage, this winding 0.5 mile interpretive trail meanders along the top of Shenandoah Mountain. Relive the events of April 1862 through the letters of Captain Shepherd Pryor, a member of the 12th Georgia Regiment, to his wife. This is also a popular access point to the gently rolling Shenandoah Mountain Trail, and Ramseys Draft Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: Collecting archaeological resources or artifacts is prohibited under Title 43, US Code of Federal Regulations, Part 7.
Closest Towns: West Augusta, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: North River Ranger District: 540-432-0187 & Highland County (540) 468-2550

General Information


From I-81: Exit 225 and travel west on the State Route 275 Bypass for 5 miles. Turn right onto US 250 and drive for 22 miles to the Confederate Breastworks Trailhead located on top of Shenandoah Mountain.

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