Trail

Battlefield Trails near Devil’s Den

Gettysburg, PA
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

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This 2-mile trail is a wide mostly flat trail through the Gettysburg battlefields and is part of the Gettysburg National Military Park. There is only one small stream crossing if it has been rainy. The trail goes through a grassy area giving great views of the historic battlefields, and there is the option to stop at several historical monuments. The path crosses park roads, so it’s very easy to modify the route and distance to suit the needs of a group. A bonus, the Devil’s Den rock areas is like a playground for kids! This is where you can park and jump on the path.

There are large rocks, and a staircase to walk up (for bigger kids or supervised littles), and the lawn is decorated with dozens of smaller rocks for even the tiniest babes to crawl around on. There is a “cave” to explore, and lots of history to learn about the site. Just a short walk up the road (~.5m by road or a more challenging hiking trail) is Little Round Top, with an awesome stone lookout tower, more rocks, cannons, historical monuments, and informational plaques. All of this is within the limits of Gettysburg, Pa., and though you don’t see much “city” on this trail, it is just a short drive from the downtown area and all of its small-town charm.

Source: https://hikeitbaby.com/blog/3-great-trails-for-young-kids-in-pennsylvania/

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Viewpoint

Devil’s Den and Little Round Top are two very historical landmarks from the battle of Gettysburg (Civil War). They are also easily accessed, and hiking around this part of the park is suitable for people of any ability.

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