Antietam South Trail

Established by Act of Congress on August 30, 1890, this Civil War site marks the end of General Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of the North in September 1862. The battle claimed more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing in one single day, September 17,1862, and led to Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Trail Information

Sherrick Farm: 1.3 miles
Union Advance: 1 mile
Snavely Ford: 1.8 miles
Final Attack: 1.7 miles

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Terrain: Variety of grassy fields, woodsy trails, and gravel paths

Historic/Points of Interest:
8. Sunken Road (Bloody Lane) 9. Burnside Bridge
10. Final Attack 11. Antietam National Cemetery

Parking: Antietam Battlefield Visitor Center, Antietam national Cemetery, Burnside Bridge

Park Service Webpage:

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