The Matteson Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hampton, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail loops around the outside of the 27 hole Hamptons Golf Course. The trail is level and paved all the way so rollerbladers use it. It is well maintained by the City of Hampton, Virginia. Expect walkers, runners, rollerbladers, bicycles, baby strollers and dogs on leashes. The trail begins and ends in the parking lots. The marked part is a 3 mile letter C and crossing the parking lots for 3/10 of a mile completes the 3.3 mile loop. It can be very busy on a nice day.
Great place to go running in nature, minus the fact that parts of it are near major roads. I always see at least one deer, and there are lots of squirrels. It's, overall, a beautiful place.
5/14/16. Beautiful and fragrant. Saw deer, squirrels,birds, and golfers! LOL! Nice shaded, paved, and simple flat walk.
Walked early on a Saturday morning, so only a little competing traffic. Map is a bit off. The trail starts just to the right of the Aquatic center parking lot and ends just to the left of the center. The trails runs along Butler Farm Rd. for a bit as well near the end which is not shown on the map. It is marked as 3 miles with mile posts along the way. Lots of trees so should be reasonable shady in the summer. Saw some deer and squirrels along the way.
This was a nice walking path. However, some of the path is right next to the busy street which takes away from the peacefulness. But overall it was nice and good for all levels.
Fun trail for the family. Paved and level the whole way so it was easy to push a stroller. If you park at the Performing Arts / Aquatic Center the trail head is to the right of the building.
An easy trail that I visit often. It integrates nicely with the woods and golf course. Jets from LAFB often fly over the area and can be very loud at times; not that uncommon for those who live in the area.
This is a very easy trail. It is level and paved ll the way.
I have walked this trail for years and always found it refreshing and woodsy even though it in the city. There is a porta potty along the route and even benches every half mile or so to accomodate the least conditioned amoung us.