This loop includes parts of the Matthews Hill, Stone Bridge and Henry Hill trails to explore the First Manassas battlefield in detail.
The Henry Hill Loop encompasses the area of the most intense fighting during the First Battle of Manassas. Rickett's Battery, Jackson's Line, the Robinson Farm, and more are all part of this interpretive trail.
The Stone Bridge Loop follows along the Bull Run and explores the area where the first shots of the First Battle of Manassas were fired. Picturesque displays can be had along the trail of wildflowers in the spring and colorful foliage in the fall.
The Matthews Hill Loop explores the ground over which the opening shots of the Battle of First Manassas occurred.
Attempting this tomorrow on the morning of the winter solstice, should be fun!
Trip Report - Started around 12PM, ran the route in 36:26. This was my first time on this route, and it was pretty beautiful and a NOVA classic. The trail was a bit muddy and covered with leaves, but that’s expected. This route is all trail/gravel other than a few road crossings.