The four trails of the Germanna Foundation’s 170-acre Siegen Forest, named in honor of Foundation benefactors Russell and Joan Hitt, are open to the public during daylight hours, year-round. Enjoy hiking along the Rapidan River, enjoying nature and the area’s wildlife, or experiencing some of Germanna’s rich colonial and Civil War era historic sites firsthand. Our trails provide a unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of history.
With the exception of the Blue/Bluff Trail, trail heads are all near the Germanna Foundation Brawdus Martin Visitor Center located on Germanna Highway in Locust Grove, VA. The Blue Trail trail head is along Flat Run Road (State route 601).
Check out our Trail Rules and Safety Guidelines, choose your trail, and start your hike! (A printable trail guide is available on each trail’s page below.)
Take a look at a video about the trails made by two hikers Steve and Lisa: