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.
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. :)
Kate S. on Lake Maury
Nice loop around a lake that has a small but decent amount of terrain change. The trail is nicely marked and includes mile markers.
Angela R. on Mariners' Museum Park Trails
This is my go to "let's get busy" Monday morning workout walking trail!
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.
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.
Detailed information at Marinersmuseum.org/park-and-trail