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Henry Hill Loop Trail

Henry House on the Henry Hill Loop Trail
The Henry House and First Manassas Memorial are two highlights on the Henry Hill Loop Trail.

NPS Photo

Distance: 1.1-mile circuit hike

Difficulty: Easy

Hiking Time: 1 hour

Elevation Change: 120 feet 
1. Start from the backside of the visitor center. (Side furthest from parking lot)

2. Start walking the line of black cannon in the direction of the Henry House. 

3. Follow markers and mowed path. Visitor center will be visible for the entire hike. 

The critical fighting at First Manassas (Bull Run) centered on Henry Hill.This trail begins behind the visitor center, leads past Ricketts' Battery of Union artillery, and continues to the rebuilt Henry House. In the yard of the 1870 house is the grave of widow Judith Carter Henry, who was mortally wounded by artillery fire and the only civilian killed during the first battle. Behind the house is an 1865 monument erected by Union soldiers in "Memory of the Patriots who fell at Bull Run." From the Henry House the trail continues north to the location of Imboden's Confederate artillery overlooking Matthews Hill- occupied during the morning phase of the battle- and then across the fields to the site of the Robinson House, where Colonel. Wade Hampton led his South Carolina troops into the battle. The trail loops back along the Southern line, where Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson received his famous nickname "Stonewall" from Brig. Gen. Barnard Bee, to the site where Confederate infantry captured artillery from Captain. Charles Griffin's Union battery- a major turning point in the battle.The final stop faces Chinn Ridge where, late in the afternoon, a Confederate attack crushed Gen. Irvin McDowell's right flank and began the rout of the entire Union army.
Details
The average hiking duration does not take into consideration fitness, exploration, rest, contemplation, wayside reading, etc.
Pets must be leashed at all times. Please bag pet waste and dispose at trash cans in the visitor center parking lot. 
No fees required. 
Right behind the Henry Hill Visitor Center at the cannon closest to the back door. 
Park is open during daylight hours. Visitor center and restrooms open 8:30am - 5:00pm daily. 
Accessibility Information
This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines. 

Manassas National Battlefield Park

Henry Hill Visitor Center Parking

38.812693101818276, -77.52124283832288
SPACES
82 Total
2 Oversized
Parking for the Henry Hill Visitor Center and Henry Hill Loop Trail. Also one of several parking lots along the First Manassas Loop Trail. Best to park here for Henry Hill Visitor Center based ranger programs, and the visitor center itself. This lot gets extremely crowded on weekends, please consider other parking areas that might allow easier access to your desired activity. Please park in designated spaces and do not park in the grass. No equestrian trailer parking.
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset

Weekends are extremely busy. Many locations and activities at Manassas National Battlefield Park are better served by one of our other lots. Please limit your time at Henry Hill, or use another lot for your visit if possible.

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 6
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 6
Total number of spaces: 82
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 2
   
   
 

Stone House Parking Lot

38.81930159335119, -77.5249803888505
SPACES
18 Total
1 Oversized
Parking lot closest to the Stone House at the intersection of US 29, and Sudley Road. One of several access points for both the First Manassas Loop Trail and the Second Manassas Loop Trail. Driving tour stop number three. This lot is also a few minutes walk from the Henry Hill Visitor Center and is the closest available parking if the Henry Hill Lot is full. Please park in designated spaces only. No equestrian trailer parking.
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 1
Total number of spaces: 18
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 1
   
   
 

Last updated: April 20, 2021