NOTE: The Seigen Forest trail system continues to remain OPEN 7 days a week, during daylight hours. When visiting the trails, please practice “Leave no Trace” ethos and maintain proper social distancing. If you enjoy the trails, consider donating to the Germanna Foundation to help support their upkeep. Thank you!
Due to the continued COVID19 crisis, the Germanna Foundation Visitor Center will remain CLOSED until further notice. The staff continue to attend to the work of Germanna and welcome any questions or comments, please contact us or call us at 540-423-1700, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Consider becoming a member of the Germanna Foundation ($50/year) where you will help support:
- The trail system of the 170 acre Siegen Forest behind the Fort Germanna Visitor Center
- Water access to launch kayaks and canoes onto the Rapidan River. Download Application for river access form (pdf)
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 some videos about the trails filmed by different hikers: