Gettysburg Battlefield Hike: Longstreet’s July 2nd Attack

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A lot of people don’t think of hiking when it comes to Gettysburg. The average tourist takes the standard driving tour through and around the battle field. But take a careful look and you’ll find this famous historic area has some great hiking trails.

Longstreet’s July 2nd Attack

Location: Gettysburg National Military Park, Adams County PA

Length: 7 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Overview: This route covers most of the major fighting along the Union left that Confederate Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet’s First Corps assaulted on June 2nd, 1863.
I have walked this area countless times and there is always something new to explore. The area can become overcrowded during the summer, so I like to visit this part of the battlefield in the late fall, winter, or early spring.

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