Fort Necessity National Battlefield | HIKING TRAILS

Fort Necessity National Battlefield Trail Map (click to enlarge)

Fort Necessity National Battlefield Trail Map (click to enlarge)

There are approximately five miles of hiking trails within Fort Necessity National Battlefield. With the exception of the trail at Jumonville Glen, all start near the reconstructed Fort Necessity, which is a 300-yard walk from the back of the park’s Visitor Center on a paved walkway. Most of the trails are out-and-back, but they can be combined with others to form loops.

Aside from the trail at Jumonville Glen, the trails at Fort Necessity are for exercise purposes only. They do not lead to any historical locations or provide any additional insight into the battle.

Gnats are a major problem in the summer at Fort Necessity. Unless you want to constantly wave your hand in front of your face to shoo gnats as a horse waves its tail to shoo flies, be sure to wear a hat and mosquito net on your head.

See the following web pages for details about each trail.

Braddock Road Trace

Indian Run Trail

Forest Trail

Outer Meadow Trail

Inner Meadow Trail

Picnic Area Loop Trail

Jumonville Glen Loop Trail

Hiking trail at Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Hiking trail at Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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Last updated on February 15, 2023
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