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hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. It got out in the woods more than many in the park. This is one of my favorites for a close by trail.

walking
6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Great way to get the exercise and see beautiful scenery and history. I bring my grandson here and he feel free to roam and explore!

4 stars for views
3.5 stars for crowds (2 stars for perceived safety, if your hiking alone...ladies)
4.5 stars for city/hwy noise

At 7,712 acres, and 30 miles of trails, this is my favorite local area to hike. Plenty of seclusion if hiking for distance. Almost guaranteed to see deer. Especially lots of newborn fawn in late spring. See earthen Civil War fortifications, as well as Washington's Headquarters.

The trails are mostly flat and well kept.

Detailed information at
nnparks.com/parks_nn.php

Love this park for a nice local walk. There is SO much wild life, and the aren't timid! I really enjoy the white oak trail. (I think thats the name?) My pug can do most the trails here, so its great for beginners!

Surprisingly large! Very nice! Loved seeing the deer.

trail running
1 year ago

This is a beautiful park. And all the wildlife sometimes come right up to you. I see a lot more here than I do any other place in Hampton Roads area. Its so peaceful. Not as many people as FLSP. The park is in the front and further back is a golf course. It has a camp ground and quite a few kid playing areas. And there are plenty of options for trails. The animals make it +++ and the water views.

Pro: the bathrooms are always clean and open. And the rangers really make you feel safe since they are always there. The fire dept is right at the beginning of the park. So its a quieter park but they make it feel safe.

Cons: there are no real cons about the the park. I am a runner and I go early in the morning. There are no lights. its plain dark and go with a headlight. It can be a little creepy if your not used to that. IE - Me. Elevation is minimal but they have small foot rolling hills.

Could have been tougher

Shady, clean. Great for dog walks

Nice shady (for the most part) trail, saw lots of deer and turtles, even a snake!

great bike trail. saw snakes, turtles and other small animals..

trail running
1 year ago

The bike path is flat so it was great for my knees, which don't run well on roots and steps and such. Really well kept, the Rangers around make it feel safe. Tons of wildlife though, saw a snake and a bunch of critters as well as about a million horse flies, so be careful!

mountain biking
2 years ago

We've just moved to the area, and have fallen in love w/Newport News Park. The bikeway is an easy ride for beginners and a good quick workout for more seasoned riders. The bikeway is nice and wide, mostly flat, but traverses through some very nice wooded scenery. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, you might be surprised by what you see. Enjoy your ride!!!

hiking
3 years ago

Beautiful trails. Well marked. I hiked this while the park staff was putting up their Christmas light show. Most impressive!

on White Oak Trail

3 years ago

Rather busy trail, but a nice connector between Sycamore Creek and Fire Swamp, that's great stuff!

on Sycamore Creek Trail

3 years ago

Whoa, the views on this trail are amazing!!

on Long Meadow Trail

3 years ago

Takes you by some Civil War entrenchments, which was very cool!