Otey Shelton Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hampton, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Just did the trail yesterday morning. Good trail; thick wooded area nice pathway. Pretty easy trail although can be muddy after rain so take that into account also.
I love this trail. We entered from the Trillium Trail and it was pretty muddy for the first tenth mile and then the mud ended and it was just a beautiful wooded trail the rest of the way.
The mileage is from park headquarters or nearest parking lot. The actual Otey Shelton Trail is a little over a half mile. It can be combined with several other trails. There is a bench where it meets the Trillium Trail and one near the end at Wetlands. It was muddy in places yesterday but we just had a lot of rain.