Trillium Loop Trail

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Trillium Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hampton, VA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles 41 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hampton's premier park is a 456 acre environmental education and wildlife management facility. Born from borrow pits and garbage dumps, the park is truly a success story of reclamation of our natural resources. From the 10,000 square foot nature center overlooking Sandy Bottom Lake to the elusive creatures that inhabit the wetland marshes, there is something for everyone at Sandy Bottom Nature Park.

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Definitely a mixed trail, depending on the location within the park. Some areas have good views, others are bland. One section is close to the highway, while others seem quiet and secluded. The areas near the parking and picnic areas can get a little crowded, but the further out you hike, the more solitude there is to enjoy.

The portion of the trail that runs adjacent to Hampton Roads Center Parkway can get a little flooded and soggy at times. Like most parks and trails, it closes at sunset.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Mostly flat and gravely. Some roots once you get off of the gravel portion.

walking
2 years ago

I take walks through Sandy Bottom occasionally with my wife and dog. There are some areas where water will tend to pool up on the paths if there has been some rain, but they are normally easy to get around.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike and I loved the park. The trails were well marked and quite lovely. Highly recommend it!

3 years ago

Pretty and simple trail. Spends some time too near a highway to feel like a hike, but most of it is splendid. Great for running.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice trails ad well maintained. There is a dog park.

hiking
3 years ago

Of the 11 trails in the park I like Trillium the least; it has way too many open areas. Snakes and bugs . But I still like it. Parts of the trail are very scenic, especially by the lakes.

trail running
3 years ago

I'd avoid this place after it rains and in the evening when the bugs come out. It's like running around a swamp and is currently being redone. Great place for morning jogs when it's dry though!

mountain biking
4 years ago

Good place to train on your bike. Cool dog park, remember to bring your dogs shot records and 10$ for the Dog park annual fee. OK trails. Mostly gravel road. And trails with lots of roots and mud pits. Bring mosquito repellant.

mountain biking
4 years ago

I have been to Sandy Bottom walking and bike riding several times. The trails are in need of some maintenance and a couple are closed. There are several large mud holes that you have to go around. Bikes are allowed on all of the trails except for one.

hiking
4 years ago

It's a place I like to wander the paths with my boys (Pre-K age) or friends. I rarely come across a park employee. Yet, I've never needed one. The paths around the lake is usually cleared. Could do without the interstate noise on that side of the park. But, it's still nice and a good workout.
They also have a nice area for dogs to play and be social.