Today was a great Friday. I got off work at 2 pm, went to the bank, did a lot of cleaning and went on an invigorating walk of the Battlefield. Even though I’m not much of a history buff, this is now one of my favorite walk/hikes because it’s so close to home (I can be there in 10 minutes) and there are some nice rolling hills and a good mix of paved/gravel/dirt trails. I downloaded this app called AllTrails that maps your hike out, tells you how fast you’re walking, how far you’ve gone and your total elevation. It’s pretty cool. You can see the hike we did today by clicking on this link: Our hike of the Battlefield.
So here are some Battlefield basic facts in case anyone is interested:
Total Visitors: 715,00
Trails: Supposedly, there are over 40 miles of trails at the Battlefield. You can see a full trail map here.
History: Was home to the First (July 21 1861) and Second Battles of Bull Run (August 28 to August 3,o 1862). About 16,000 soldiers died between both battles. As I mentioned, I’m not much for Civil War history, but if you are interested in learning more about the battles of Bull Run click here.
Location: Manassas National Battlefield Park
12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, VA 20109-2005