Went last week, there is a sign saying that the park is permanently closed due to storm damage, but we went in anyway. The opening of the trail still looks well maintained, better then how it looked a year ago when I last went, one of the wooden viewing spots and one of the bridges were destroyed by falling trees.. there was a big fallen tree on the trail near the back of the loop but there is a big enough opening to walk under it and keep going. Still a nice spot in the middle of the city, better in the fall, in the spring time you tend to get attacked by big bugs in there.
Really happy with this trail although a large portion was flooded due to torrential downpours in the area a few days previously. Be sure to wear your bug spray! Quiet & in a nice neighborhood. I felt safe and saw very few people there on a Thursday.
Visiting the area from Colorado, home of the best trails ever!, and found this little gem! Easy, lush trail. Lots of wildlife on my hike today, not very many people, and clear trails all the way around the Center Trail except for the last quarter mile which was flooded due to the horrible storms the previous few days. Very relaxing and peaceful Trail for someone looking for a piece of tranquility in the middle of the hustle and bustle...literally!
Cannot recommend this one and I'm not sure why it has a good rating here. There seemed to be little to no trail maintenance (bridges broken, lots of overgrown branches into the trail, garbage cans overflowing), and there are no views or picturesque spots to speak of. We were hoping to find a gem here but it's about 1 year of neglect away from being re-taken by the woods. The "river" is literally a stormwater outflow pipe and resulting stream.
No N. on Chesapeake Arboretum Trail
Great, except for one bridge that swayed easily under one person's weight. Just be cautious
The orange trail on the map is not complete. The gardens are also overrun. The beginning of the trail is mulched and nice to walk on but turns into dirt pretty early on. Otherwise a very nice walk. The city should take care of arboretum more often.
Smaller park, rustic trails, paths and trees are well marked, but uneven (someone suggested trail running here, but I would pass on that or the use of smaller strollers). Enjoyed the hike very much, very nature photogenic hiking trails with streams and a lot of variety in plants and trees. Will go back again.
I love to take my two boys here. We see lots of small wildlife and the trails are very well maintained. Perfect for a home school morning out and nature study. I agree with the poster who mentioned poor signage. It is. On the whole though, it's a wonderful place!
David R. on Chesapeake Arboretum Loop
Very disappointing. The trail was well maintained with mulch, but there was a bridge out, a rail missing from an overlook and signage was terrible.