Confederate Breastworks Trail (FT #472) - NRR

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail is a short hike to a popular scenic overlook and site of a Civil War fortification that contains actual breastworks built by the soldiers.

Trail Open To:

Trail Hiking

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Closest Towns: Staunton, VA - AUGUST COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: Vault toilet open spring through fall
Operated By: North River Ranger District: (540) 432 - 0187
Information Center: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #791.  It is recommended that all trail users carry a reliable map at all times.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

General Information

Directions:

From I-81:  Take exit 225.  Travel west on the SR 275 Bypass for five miles.  Turn right onto US 250 and drive for 22 miles to the top of the Shenandoah Mountain.  The Confederate Breastworks Trailhead is on the right.


Directions:

From I-81:  Take exit 225.  Travel west on the SR 275 Bypass for five miles.  Turn right onto US 250 and drive for 22 miles to the top of the Shenandoah Mountain.  The Confederate Breastworks Trailhead is on the right.


General Notes:

General Notes:

  • Trail Length:  0.42 miles
  • Blazes:  Yellow
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #447 - Shenandoah Mountain Trail
  • Elevation:  N/A
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  0.42 miles
  • Blazes:  Yellow
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #447 - Shenandoah Mountain Traill
  • Elevation:  N/A
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.

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