Mariners' Museum Park Trails is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newport News, VA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Best walking/jogging trail in Newport News.
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. :)
Great trail for a quick run, once your on the trail follow the lighter covered trail and you'll stay on track.
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.
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.
Detailed information at Marinersmuseum.org/park-and-trail
Great trails for all level hiking! Nice scenery!
I have done this so many times. It is too busy on a weekend, but a wonderful walk on a weekday morning.