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walking
30 days ago

There were other trails I could walk down but I stuck to this particular prescribed route. This was a terrific route, very short but the history behind it could keep you here for over an hour. Can you imagine fighting in a place like this in a war that did not have the strategies like we have today. The story of this conflict, the siege at Petersburg, is an inspiring story of patriots sacrificing everything for their country, for the union as well as the confederacy. This trail is a must for anyone in the area.

Not for running or walking

hiking
1 month ago

well maintained trail, splits off to many other trails, saw a turkey in the woods, fun day hike

***NOT A JEEP TRAIL***

This park has very long trails. I have run over 10 miles through these trails and didn't come close to seeing everything. It is much longer than the .7 miles that is listed. Very friendly running, hiking, walking, biking and horseback riding.

Trails were poorly marked and ended up getting lost. Trail we ended up traveling on was not kept up, grass was up to our knees in parts and I was scared of snakes. Not the adventure we were looking forward to.

Pretty scenery. Very short. Loads of bugs. Definitely not bike friendly. Disappointed. It's more of a tourist stop than a hiking or biking trail.

My son (11) and I enjoyed this trail. We got a little mixed up and ended up on the bike only bit (Lake View Loop) but gutted it out until we regained the hiking trail. We clocked in a little over 7 miles total in 3 hours with a pause for lunch in there at the halfway mark.

Definitely will come back and maybe bring the bike out!

Great for mountain biking and hiking

The signs weren’t mark clearly. It wasn’t clear when one trail ended and when the next one started. Overall it was nice. Not a lot of traffic. On the trail. I Was able to see a lot of horses on the trail. The weather was just right.

mountain biking
5 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.

Did about half the trail that is shown on the AllTrails website for this management area. Some previous reviews stated that they had to backtrack because they could not cross a specific Creek. I was able to do so easily due to the lack of rain that we’ve had lately. Everything was bone dry. I’m sure this is a beautiful and very scenic Trail in the spring once all the flowers and trees bloom. There were at least 4 to 5 creeks that I crossed during this hike, but the biggest one of all was by the Lily Pond, which again, would have been difficult if not impossible to cross if it had recently rained. Hard to believe but for the several hours it took me to hike this trail, I only saw two other people, and they were turkey hunters exiting the park as I was entering. I did not see another living soul for the entire hike.. I must admit that at certain times, this trail was quite challenging, Especially on the long uphill climbs. I will most certainly sleep very well tonight! :-)

Lakeview is a bike trail, so if you start on Powhatan Trail walking you have to turn back at the Lakeview Loop.

The trail does not connect the way it is shown on the map. It dead-ends resulting in 4 miles of backtracking.

This is on the Auto Tour route. The speed limit is 25 so it’s like running in your neighborhood. That being said, didn’t see one car in the route. I ran at 9am on a Saturday and. I cats. Great run full of history. Pretty hilly.

Wonderful, historic ride thru the Yorktown battlefield in October. Did not like sharing the road with cars, as we parked at the Visitors Center. This was part road biking, part trail biking. Takes awhile if you stop and read the historic markers.

backpacking
11 months ago

I spent about 7 hours hiking the trails here and still didn't see all of it. There is great scenery and history, but the map is inaccurate otherwise this would be a 5.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Love this place!!

walking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Great hiking trails. Flat. Good for bikes as well.

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Great hiking trails. Flat. Good for bikes as well.

trail running
Sunday, September 10, 2017

I truly have enjoyed running through the park. Have run the Road Tour. Good shoulder for bikers, walkers and runners.
7+ miles for round trip. (Many trails that could be explored as well)
Good challenge. Some decent hills along the way, both ways.
Beautiful, peaceful scenic road lined with trees. Seen multiple deer while running.
If in the Colonial Heights area and want a very nice place to get some miles in, make sure to visit this park.

Monday, August 21, 2017

great walk

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nice hike through a historic area. The entire trail is well marked as well.

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

This was an easy hike but the trail ends just before the end. Maybe there was a trail but we couldn't find it. Did see two turkeys but there's not much else to see except the ticks (which were plentiful)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great trails for running or hiking with the family.

I hiked the Beaver Lake Trail 2.47 miles. Moderate and beautiful views of the lake.

trail running
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great and safe for running; easy for hiking.

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