Best walking/jogging trail in Newport News.

Not a bad trail last time I was on it (walking), however it is geared towards mountain biking. And if you do not have a clear map or a good sense of direction it can get you turned around and lost in a heart beat. The first few times I experienced this trial was mountain biking and it is a great ride.

I really enjoy this trail, the walk is through mostly wooded areas, and the scenery is quite nice. Couldn't ask for better place to spend a couple of hours.

Not a bad trail for a hike / walk. It's not completely flat, which is nice for this area. There are about a half dozen spots that are REALLY great scenery. I will say the trail is almost over-maintained. If you're looking for the feeling of being in deep in the woods this is NOT for you. The main downfall of this trail is that for about 4 of the 5 miles you can hear cars on nearby roads. But, it's a very pretty trail. :)

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail for a quick run, once your on the trail follow the lighter covered trail and you'll stay on track.

on Lake Maury

2 months ago

Nice loop around a lake that has a small but decent amount of terrain change. The trail is nicely marked and includes mile markers.

3 months ago

Great - clear trail, lots of shade, easy to run or walk, easy parking.

Great time with friends!

Beautiful trail! Not at all crowded with people.

5 months ago

This is my go to "let's get busy" Monday morning workout walking trail!

Somewhat crowded on a Sunday morning but a nice walk for a family.

Super easy and fun to do!

Gorgeous 72 degree day!

The Noland Trail is a great place to spend some time if you are looking to just get out and enjoy an easy trail. I walk/run this trail many times a week. The trail tends to be very busy on the weekends. You will find the walkers and folks to be friendly to you and any 4 legged buddies.

There are several small scenic spots to stop and rest or even eat a lunch in nature. The shade is nice on the hotter days and will provide some cover, but not a lot, on the rainy days.

This trail was well maintained and it is around a lake. I went on a rainy Easter Sunday afternoon and all I could hear was the birds sing. This was my second time here and I will come again.

Most commonly known as The Noland Trail.

4.5 stars for scenery
1 star for crowds (5, for safety, if walking alone)
3 stars for city noise

Several small bridges throughout, which are all labeled. The trail is full of small hills and is well kept. A few parking and trail-access options around the lake. Within walking distance of CNU and the Ferguson Center.

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