Northwest River Park Trails is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chesapeake, VA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible from January until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Miles of trails for horses, bikes, hiking and some joint use trails.
This well maintained system of short trails link together to provide an excellent hike suitable for families. The park hosts three primary hiking trails including Indian Creek, Molly Mitchell, and Otter Point. Each is well marked with color blazes every 100 yards or so. Rain the day before made condition muddy in places but fully passable. One note, this park runs along several creek beds and through wetland areas, bug spray is a must regardless of the time of day.
A city park that feels more like a small state park. Lots to do here including camping, paddling, and even a putt-putt course. I've hiked this 4.6 mile loop many times. It will get very muddy following rains so make sure it's been dry for a few days or you might loose a hiking boot. Some of the trails are horse trails so be on the lookout for horseshoe blazes. I've spotted more deer here than any other park in the region. It's rare to actually spot the otter at the lookout but when you do it's amazing.
We just spent a couple days hiking the park trails. It is a beautiful park with a friendly staff. All of the trails are easy and a couple are too easy. Chesapeake has a lot of nice parks but this is the crown jewel.
It is a beautiful park with a lake, rivers, and trails for horses, hiking, canoeing and biking. I have hiked every bit of it and love it.