Norfolk Waterside Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Norfolk Waterside Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Norfolk, VA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.5 miles 9 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

1 month ago

I live downtown and walk this with my dog almost every day. How many cities have a completely pedestrian trail along the waterfront and skyline? Beautiful sunsets, cool ships and tugboats going by, places to sit for a minute. The best.

2 months ago

Great for an afternoon stroll or jog. Urban hike if you will

4 months ago

Beautiful waterside park!

6 months ago

Nice easy trail to stroll during your lunch break in Downtown Norfolk.

2 years ago

Part of the trail was closed for repair so we basically made up our own path. If you don't mind improvising, there is a lot to see...birds, boats, historic houses, gardens, Waterside Park, Nauticus,and more. For us, it was more sight seeing than hiking, but still fun.

3 years ago

The harbor and Waterside were nice but it was all too city for me.

3 years ago

A nice walk around the Waterside Park. Watch the ships come and go. Take the ferry across to the Portsmouth waterfront too. This is one of the few decent walks that you can take after sunset in the area.