Nelli Hayse Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Nelli Hayse Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Chesapeake, VA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, birding, and canoeing and is accessible year-round.

0.6 miles 28 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




trail running



wild flowers


9 months ago

Very unwelcoming. Parked in the parking lot and was immediately flooded with signs stating "private property", "under video surveillance", and "violators will be prosecuted". Was unable to tell whether we were allowed to be on the trail. Ended up leaving, didn't want to have to deal with any legal issues.

10 months ago

This is a very pleasant trail behind the girl scout center.

3 years ago

A nice little boardwalk trail. This may be the world's easiest trail because there are benches every few feet. At the end is a nice lookout over the creek and wetlands. The lookout is not all that high but it is enough to offer good views.