Virginia Zoo Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Virginia Zoo Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Norfolk, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.8 miles 19 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


no dogs

Not for high speed hikers and certainly not a chance for solitude. But this is one of the best zoos in the area and a nice chance to get in a couple miles while seeing something different. It is better equipped for small children too.

6 months ago

3 years ago

We borrowed some kids and went today. The easy mile and a half took 3 hours this time. (Stop for burgers, stop for Italian ice, stop for ice cream, etc.) but it was a lot of fun. We always think the zoo is for the kids and then we enjoy it more than they do. What's up with that???

3 years ago

Nice zoo. You can see everything in a mile and a half or zig-zag for more mileage.

3 years ago

It was a lot of fun but sooooooo many people!!! They have added a lot more habitat to this zoo and it is great.

3 years ago

It was a beautiful Saturday and the place was packed. (As in overflow parking.) But I had family in from out of town with small children. I certainly could not take them on a trail so this was a great way to get in a walk.