Thing to Do

Walk the Morning Attack Trails

A mountain looms behind a grass field with mowed trails and a belt of trees.
The Morning Attack Trails are mowed grass through fields

NPS

Follow the Morning Attack Trails to places where soldiers fought during the early hours of the Battle of Cedar Creek. The three trails combined are 1.7 miles long. All three are on national park land. Pick up a free trail guide at the trail entrances or at the Visitor Center. The guide follows numbered stops marked on the trails.

Details

Pick up a free trail guide at the trail entrance or at the Visitor Center. The guide follows numbered stops marked on the trails. The trails are easy with one moderate slope on the 8th Vermont Monument Trail.

Pets must be kept on a six-foot leash and under physical control at all times. Pet waste may not be left on the ground. If you are visiting with your pet, please remember to bring plastic bags or a scoop and determine how you will transport waste from the park.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

The main trail head is at 8739 Valley Pike (U.S. Highway 11), south of Middletown.

The Morning Attack Trails, like the other public areas administered by the National Park Service, are open from sunrise to sunset.

Accessibility Information
The trails are mowed grass, easy for walking with one moderate slope on the 8th Vermont Trail.

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

Last updated: July 28, 2022