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Best Trails near Hampton, Virginia

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on Sandy Bottom Nature Park
16 hours ago

Not the best for bikes as there are so many roots everywhere so makes for an extremely bumpy ride. There are parts of the trail where you feel you are so far from the city which is really nice. Saw some pretty amazing birds (very large), and beware of the black snakes as they like to frequent the trails. Great place to kayak too. Rented one of the yurts for a nite, had 2 bunk beds with trundles underneath so can sleep quite a bit.

on The Matteson Trail
24 days ago

trail running

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.

on Sandy Bottom Nature Park
1 month ago

hiking

on The Matteson Trail
3 months ago

walking

5/14/16. Beautiful and fragrant. Saw deer, squirrels,birds, and golfers! LOL! Nice shaded, paved, and simple flat walk.

on Otey Shelton Trail
3 months ago

hiking

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.

on Buckroe Beach to Salt Pon...
4 months ago

hiking

Walk along the beach all the way to the inlet. This is a pleasant walk any time of the year although it may get busy in the summer.

on The Matteson Trail
5 months ago

walking

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.

on Trillium Loop Trail
5 months ago

hiking

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 gets 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.

on Buckroe Beach to Salt Pon...
5 months ago

hiking

The marina has a restaurant with tables on the second floor porch overlooking the harbor and the boats. Other than that is is a nice walk up the beach.

on Buckroe Beach to Salt Pon...
5 months ago

hiking

A nice walk up the beach between the Chesapeake Bay and million dollar homes. The best time to walk the beach is on the hard sand when the tide is going out. You can also hike First Avenue and enjoy the same.

on The Matteson Trail
5 months ago

walking

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.

on Bluebird Gap Farm Trail
5 months ago

Fun and very kid friendly with the farm that comes with feeding some animals. Loved it

on Hampton to Surry Scenic D...
6 months ago

scenic driving

Did this about three months ago. We hiked Hog Island and went to a great little Italian restaurant in Surry.

on Deep Run Lights
8 months ago

walking

Almost everybody on this street decorates for the holidays so it is a blaze of light. Park and walk and if you have kids of your own or can borrow some, all the better.

on Buckingham Loop Trail
8 months ago

hiking

Start out on the road loop. Half way around you will come to a great green grass trail that runs between a small strip of trees and the noise barrier for the interstate. It is so peaceful back here that it is hard to believe it is running between a neighborhood and a major interstate.

on Joynes Ditch North
9 months ago

hiking

A nice short trail along the ditch. It is mostly used by bikes and it is a little too close to houses.

on Joynes Ditch South
9 months ago

hiking

The trail runs along the east side of the ditch from Joynes Road to Newmarket Creek. Although the trail is short, you are a lot more apt to see mountain bikes than hikers.

on Hampton to Surry Scenic D...
9 months ago

scenic driving

From Hampton cross the James River Bridge and keep going following 258 and then 10 to Surry. Come back using the ferry to Jamestown and then 199 and I-64. For an out and back take 258 and 11 both ways. There are parks and a wildlife preserve along the way. It is a bright, sunshiny day.

on Surf Rider Walk
9 months ago

walking

A nice walk about near the Surf Rider. It is great on a sunny day like today. I stopped in for lunch after my walk and set at a table overlooking the marina.

on Walk Chesapeake Avenue Tr...
9 months ago

hiking

Take Chesapeake west from LaSalle along the water past the beach, fishing pier, marina, and over the bridge. Then enter the park and follow the beach all the way to the end of the park which is your turn around point. This is a level easy walk with water view all the way.