Summary: Historic interpretive trail with both Revolutionary and Civil War points of interest. The park service provides guide books at the trail head that lead you along the trail and gives a brief explanation of each site. There have been sightings of several bald eagles from the river overlook at the top of the hill.
Trailhead: Leesylvania State Park is in the southeast area of Prince William County, approximately 25 miles from Washington, D.C. and Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Rippon Landing Exit 156; then go east on Route 784 to U.S. 1. From U.S. 1, Route 610 (Neabsco Road) east two miles. Follow park road to Freestone parking area. Trail head begins near fishing pier. (Lat:38.59 Lon:-77.24)
Trail Guides for Lees Woods Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Department of Conservation and Recreation (703) 670-0372
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joe Cross, who has posted 56 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by EP on 7/27/2008
This is not R.E. Lees boyhood home it is the boyhood home of his father light horse harry Lee. R.E. Lee was born at stratford Hall
Reviewed by Rich T. on 9/18/2007
I love this hike. Close to home for me and a lot of history. I like the ruins, the cemetery, and especially the water.
Reviewed by Kathy on 8/12/2004
A nice hike in a great park. The trail is well maintained and fairly easy, although there are some pretty steep parts. There are some cannons up on the hill overlooking the Potomac, and some ruins throughout the trail. If you walk to the fishing pier that starts right near the trailhead, you may see ospreys nesting on platforms right off the pier. Also, you can cross the state line into Maryland by walking halfway out onto the pier!
Reviewed by Sean on 4/24/2004
Long time wanna be, first time hiker. Easy trail for beginner (although it does have some step inclines). I walked it right after I did Powell's Creek trail (same park). Chosen because it's close to where I live.
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