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hiking
8 days ago

Very scenic trail ! Took lots of pictures ! Will walk this trail for my fourth time on August 11, 2018!

hiking
20 days ago

This is my favorite trail in SE Virginia. Very shady and around 10 am a breeze can be found during the hottest months. It can be as hard as you want it to be. I have hiked this trail on a healing broken ankle and I have built up my trail running endurance on this trail. You can even build your hiking endurance by wearing a back pack. There are rolling hills that really work the hamstrings. There are many deer that walk throughout the woods, plenty of turtles, lake birds and I have occasionally seen a bald eagle. Although I have seen couples trying to use strollers and wagons for small children, I don't recommend it. There are many 6x6 beams that run along the inclines to prevent erosion to which these people have a difficult time. There is an area of botanical interest where many flowering plants and trees have a place. They rate this as an "easy" trail, but make no mistakes about it, there are plenty of rolling hills. This is probably the only rolling hill trail in all of south eastern Virginia. At times it can get quite busy but I have never found it to be so busy that I can't enjoy it. The people on the trail actually make it safer since the trail is 5 miles through the woods. There are portable potties but they are not always clean with tp. I know of 3 areas they can be found; 1. At the head of the trail, 2. 2.5 miles into the trail off to the left (look for a wide open area with stump in middle of trial), 3. The last one being at the end of the trail. The 5 miles takes me close to 1.5 hours to walk, less to run. This is my favorite trail in SE Virginia because of the varying terrain.

trail running
27 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.

trail running
29 days ago

Great sunset run, would have given it 5 stars but the bugs can be a bother. Awesome sunset pics.

Lake views and bridges are great. Well maintained. Occasionally crowded.

walking
1 month ago

Very nice trail! It has many bridges and overlooks of the water. It has many turtles and ducks. I would call it a nice relaxing walk or running trail perfect for couples, athletes, fishers, and family’s. It is also a very easy trail to walk with many places to sit so if you have issues walking long distance or children this is the place to go.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail! Have done it several times.

walking
1 month ago

There are numerous inclines and raised roots. It’s beautifully scenic. Lots of wildlife. Well maintained and clean.

I only stayed for a 20 min walk but can't wait to go back.

trail running
2 months ago

This is a great trail for walking with the family, hiking, and running. pet friendly and it's possible to bring a stroller as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Very well maintained with good trail markers. single female I felt very safe. Came after a good rain and the trail was dry and enjoyable. the pups loved it.

As advertised . . . easy and short. It's worth walking if you're looking for a nice stroll and light exercise.

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.

walking
5 months ago

Great all around trail. You can start in different directions for diversity. I have walked if plenty of times and I look forward to running it.

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.

5 months ago

Excellent trail. Great for all fitness levels. Great place to walk with your dog or run if you're looking for more of a challenge.

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.

Not difficult ~5 miles depending on what route you take. Generally not too crowded, with some nice views. Great hidden gem in an easy to get to location in Newport News Va.

1 bridge is missing, 2 bridges are out of use because they are falling apart so you have to back track a lot.

on Finger Lake Trail

10 months ago

Instant favorite!

11 months ago

Nice long walk, heavily populated at times but I still love it.

trail running
11 months ago

A regular fave - great Cross Country type trail with a 3 and a 5 mi option.

on The Noland Trail

11 months ago

A bit busy at times, but always a pleasant challenge.

on Finger Lake Trail

11 months ago

Exceptionally beautiful and interesting 2 mile easy loop.

Really loved this trail, was easy but not too easy (like a paved path would be). It was very clean and easy to navigate. I will most definitely be going again!

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.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Enjoyed this trail for walking or running. Moderately crowded.

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