Gordon’s Flank Attack Trail at the Wilderness Battlefield

This trail is operated by the National Park Service and is centered at the Wildnerness Battlefield. This loop trail covers about two miles. It crosses ground that was heavily contested on May 5 and 6, 1864. The trail begins and ends at the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter. The exhibits and large battle painting offer an overview of the Battle of the Wilderness. Interpretive signs, maps, photographs, and monuments along the trail supplement the information provided at the exhibit shelter. The trail passes through a maze of earthworks built at various stages of the battle. In several places, earthworks originally constructed by Union soldiers then captured by Confederates were re-faced and incorporated into the Southern defensive line. The trail route follows a rubberized path out of the parking lot area and through the field, blue blazes in the woods, and the gravel road back to the exhibit shelter. Please obey all posted rules and all rules listed on the trails' webpage.

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 786-2880
Hours: Open During Daylight Hours, Exhibit Shelter is Staffed on Weekends
Website: http://npshistory.com/brochures/frsp/gordons-flank-attack-trail.pdf
Address: 35347 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508

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