– PDF document download
– 15 full-color pages (maps, photos)
– Battle of Gettysburg, Culp’s Hill focus
– 5.5 miles, Culp’s Hill Double Loop
– 2-3 hour self-directed tour
– Detailed bicycle cues, road descriptions
– Identifies biking amenities on route
– Geography and monument highlights
– View or print PDF for personal use
– (Not part of a GPS system)
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GNMP Route 8 Map for a 5.5-mile historic bike tour of Culp’s Hill, Gettysburg National Military Park.
“Culp’s Hill Double Loop”. Formatted for download as a PDF document (not part of a GPS system).
Pick this route if you have a special interest in Gettysburg’s Culp’s Hill area and can handle a few steep hills on park pavement. Route 8 includes more coverage of Culp’s Hill than any other Civil War Cycling route, including Route 1, the Full Day Loop
Route 8 (Culp’s Hill Double Loop) features a 5.5-mile historic ride through the Culp’s Hill Area. Route 8 adds to Routes 6 & 7 a spectacular ride down Confederate positions on the east slope of Culp’s Hill (East Confederate Avenue). You will climb to the summit and enjoy the ride down to Stevens’ Knoll in the saddle between East Cemetery Hill and Culp’s Hill. With time for rest and stops to enjoy the monumented landscape, most bicyclists will complete this route in about 2-3 hours. Note: Since Route 8 map combines Routes 6 & 7, you do not need both map sets.
If you want only one route through Culp’s Hill, Route 8 is recommended, and the only reason to purchase Routes 6 & 7 is to enjoy its “bonus” images.
This map is an optional digital companion to the much larger 286-page paperback guidebook by Sue Thibodeau, Bicycling Gettysburg National Battlefield: The Cyclist’s Civil War Travel Guide (Victor, NY: Civil War Cycling, 2019). ISBN 978-1-7326038-0-6. Available on Amazon (paid link).
“After following the book’s Culp’s Hill course on a balmy Saturday morning in May, I’m sold that there may be no better way to tour the battlefield than on two wheels. The opportunity to cruise past the landscape’s open fields, rocky hills, and woodlots, while easily hopping on and off bike for frequent stops to read monuments or signage or to snap photographs, is incomparable.” ~Civil War Times
Digital (PDF) | 15 pages | 6″ x 9″ | September 1, 2018
Item No. GNMP-Rt08-1