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Nice walking/running path. The occasional unleashed privileged dogs.
Lots of shade.

My fav for running! Beautiful park!

trail running
28 days ago

Out and back, mostly dirt and gravel road. This route only has 1 trail off shoot and it's short.

Skillet made it a fast trek.

Good cool down walk after Sleepy Hole run. Sunsets across the creek/marsh and the lightning bugs made it better.

nature trips
1 month ago

Seems the signage at the trail doesn't coincide with route taken. Followed the Blue bird trail but recorded path is different. Anyhow, nice trek and would certainly do again.

Great for mountain biking and hiking

walking
1 month ago

We took our dogs walking on this trail to the lake and back. Saw a couple horseback riders.
Found lots of ticks on us afterwards in 2017.

2 months ago

Short, easy, wide, packed trail. Rather busy for an early Sunday morning but everyone was very friendly!

mountain biking
2 months ago

As far as a flat natural surface for biking goes, this bikeway is pretty nice. Start at the parking lot near the ranger station (at the camping entrance, not the main Newport News Park entrance). You’ll start on the paved road past the campsites then left onto the natural bikeway road. There are a few opportunities to exit the trail for other trails at Newport News Park (not for bikes) or to head into Yorktown/Colonial National Historical Park roads (use the Washington Headquarters path). The bikeway alone is about 5 miles, wide paths, lightly trafficked.

walking
2 months ago

Great walk but not quiet since it’s still near the interstate and very busy. Overall a very nice walk and scenic.

3 months ago

The description pretty much covers it. It's a simple little walk in the woods; worth doing if you're already nearby and just want to get outside. If there's one downside, it's that this area in general has a horrible mosquito problem. Bring your repellant, especially on humid days or after rainfall.

More of a shortcut through a flying disc course that has a few views of the water. I like being outside though, so it's not as disappointing as some reviews. But there really isn't much to it. if you're looking for exercise, you're better off just walking up and down the road leading into the park and boating lot.

Scenic path around the lake. Heavily used, and you won’t get away from the road noise. However, if you’re looking for something quick, accessible and local to get outdoors for a bit, it’s a good walk.

on Finger Lake Trail

10 months ago

Instant favorite!

on Oak Grove Lake

10 months ago

Love this trail. Only problem is large groups of student athletes run at fast pace, which can be a bit dangerous. Otherwise awesome.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Well kept, short trail. Not much elevation change, probably would be very boring for experienced mountain bikers. Nice views of the lake. Two offshoot trails that were less well kept, but offered slightly more in the way of trail biking than the main trail. Overall, probably more of a walking trail but a nice experience.

on Finger Lake Trail

11 months ago

Exceptionally beautiful and interesting 2 mile easy loop.

walking
11 months ago

An ok trail if you live nearby and need to stretch your legs, but it really is just 2 giant fields with paths cut by mowers. I go every so often to walk the dog, but only on cloudy and windy days during warm months. Biting bugs can be really bad so I only go if there is a strong breeze. There is a brand new just finished parking lot. Be aware one loop can be super muddy and the other has a few muddy spots. My dog needed a bath when we got home today. Might be fun for kite flying.

walking
11 months ago

Nice little simple walk

11 months ago

Not a trail; a happenstance path along parking lot mainly - but does have brief stroll through short woods to an outstanding view of lake.

on Oak Grove Lake

11 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this; flat, shaded and interesting.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Easy ride, plus access to even more miles in the Yorktown battlefield roads

Sunday, July 09, 2017

great trail to build your speed and endurance

Monday, June 26, 2017

Beautiful! Nice family oriented place. Very diverse and open atmosphere.

walking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

I love this park! I will definitely be coming back with my dogs.

on Oak Grove Lake

walking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

trail running
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Had a great run here. A little busy but it was a nice day. Lots of gnats that I caught in my mouth. Overall a beautiful trail and a great run!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nice walking trail
Very easy

Monday, April 10, 2017

good walking for cardio.

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