– WARNING: Route impacted by July 5, 2022 road closures (for 18 months). For detour instructions, click here.
– PDF document download
– 18 full-color pages (maps, photos)
– Battle of Gettysburg, Days 2&3 focus
– 9.0 miles, Ridges 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 4 Map for a 9.0-mile historic bike tour of Gettysburg National Military Park.
“The Ridges Loop”. Formatted for download as a PDF document (not part of a GPS system).
This route is a relatively simple, looped ride over the July 2-3, 1863 battlefield south of town, excluding Culp’s Hill. For ease of navigation, it is a popular tour, especially for bicyclists who cannot dedicate a full-day to touring.
Route 4 (The Ridges Loop) is especially suitable for bicyclists who want to ride along lengthy, scenic straight-aways at the cost of skipping The Wheatfield, Devil’s Den, The Peach Orchard, and Culp’s Hill. Note: If you want to ride between 9.0 and 17.0 miles, your best options are Routes 3, 3b, 4, or 5, because they cut in half Route 1’s need to ride on busy residential streets or sidewalks.
Route 4 features a 9.0-mile historic ride through East Cemetery Hill, Seminary Ridge, Little Round Top, and Cemetery Ridge. 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 5 map is an extended version of Route 4, you do not need both maps.
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).
Digital (PDF) | 18 pages | 6″ x 9″ | February 25, 2021
Item No. GNMP-Rt04-1