Trillium Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hampton, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
Mostly flat and gravely. Some roots once you get off of the gravel portion.
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.
Great hike and I loved the park. The trails were well marked and quite lovely. Highly recommend it!
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.
Nice trails ad well maintained. There is a dog park.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.