The Battlefield Trail is a 1.2 mile, easy multi-use trail that takes visitors from the Clover Center to the Roanoke Station in Randolph, crossing the bridge in the process. This wide flat trail lies mainly on the old railroad bed that was the main reason why the battle was fought here. While on the trail one will pass old trenches and earthworks, the fort, the field where the battle took place, and several interpretive signs that talk about different aspects of the fighting.
The Edgewood Nature Trail is a .7 mile easy hiking loop that takes users through wooded areas west of the Clover Center and picnic shelter. This trail also passes a small overlook of a nearby duck pond as well as a large bird blind situated in an open field. This trail has some slight changes in elevation near the trail head but is still easy overall with raised boardwalks to facilitate travel in places.
How did 492 old men and young boys from Southside Virginia along with 296 Confederate reserves turn back a Union cavalry force of over 5000 men, and why? Find out at the Commemoration of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge.
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