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    Nick Rhodes saved Molly's Knob Trail

    15 days ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Discovery Trail to Roanoke Trail Red Loop

    2 months ago

    All six of the trails here are nice to walk, especially if you're beached out. Take some bug spray though. You could definitely kill a few hours at this park if you want to make a day of it.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed ADA Trail

    2 months ago

    Decent short trail with a 6'-wide concrete pathway for ADA. Eventually, it transitions to a wood/pier pathway with a couple nice water views. It's pretty short, so it might be worth taking on one of the other preserve trails to extend the day.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Sweetgum Swamp to Blueberry Ridge Trail

    2 months ago

    I came across this visiting for the weekend. Overall, it's a pretty cool place and well tended to. This trail was 1 of 6 within the entire preserve. Unfortunately, my visit was the day after a thunderstorm, so the conditions were wet and humid. This also meant the bugs were in abundance (despite being covered in bug spray). I'd love to give this one another go, but maybe during a cooler season or with more clothing.

    Nick Rhodes completed ADA Trail

    2 months ago

    Nick Rhodes added Must Do

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Twin Pinnacles Trail Loop

    3 months ago

    A lot of reward for very little effort is the best way to put this. It's a simple little hike with some pretty good views considering how easy they are to get to.

    Nick Rhodes completed Twin Pinnacles Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed New River State Park Campground

    3 months ago

    This was a nice little find while vacationing in the nearby area. It's pretty much a nice park trail and worth checking out if you are looking to get in some light exercise or just spend the day outside.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Dragon's Tooth Trail

    3 months ago

    I absolutely loved this trail. I stumbled on it while vacationing in the area just below the Carolina border. I purposely chose it because of the name and the hard rating. It did not disappoint!

    If you're in the area I highly recommended it. It's worth the drive and the views are incredible. It's definitely a challenge so gauge whether or not you're up for the elevations and distance.

    I recommend good hiking boots and 2 to 3 L of water depending on the heat.

    Nick Rhodes completed Dragon's Tooth Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Old Rag Mountain Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    This was my first real hike! Before, it had pretty much been all flat trails or minimal elevations and definitely not as long. Needless to say, this one kicked my tail. I've since been back and faired a lot better and as of now Old Rag is by far my favorite hike.

    The trail is listed at 9 miles but you can probably add another mile on each end since you have to walk to the trailhead from the parking lot. I also recommend heading up clockwise and doing the scramble on the way up as opposed to doing the opposite. The first half of the climb is mainly elevations, obviously, and switchbacks. Just when it gets pretty exhausting, you come up on the rock scramble and for the most part switch from using your legs to a mixture of upper body which gives you a nice break from exhausted legs. The summit is beautiful and well worth waiting for to take your lunch break and enjoy the views. The hike down can be a bit rocky and fast-paced. Eventually you'll get to a long flat road that makes up a majority of your walk back to the parking lot if not more than half. I think right many people actually take this way up and back to avoid the rock scramble. Personally, I think it's worth doing the scramble so you can get the most out of Old Rag. It's definitely a challenge and well worth the hard rating.

    Recommendations:
    - 3 of 4 liters of water.
    - Snack food and/or lunch.
    - Hiking boots with ankle protection as opposed to low tops, mainly due to the quick pace of the hike downhill and the rocky terrain. Waterproofing isn't much of a need on this hike.
    - I also suggest leaving your "paid for" walking stick and maybe just taking up a makeshift stick for your initial climb. Once you get to the rock scramble it's kind of in your way and annoying, so you could throw it away at that point.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Mossy Ridge Trail

    3 months ago

    I was in town at a weekend conference so this was a nice little find right outside of Nashville. I honestly didn't expect much, but it was a nice challenge, especially to just randomly up and do on our midday intermission. It's definitely worth the moderate rating as some of the guys in our crew didn't quite make it to dinner that night after being worn out from the elevation changes on this trail. I'd suggest being in somewhat decent shape before attempting and probably wouldn't recommend it for elderly people hoping for a flat hike.

    Nick Rhodes completed Mossy Ridge Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Burton's Island Loop

    3 months ago

    I was pretty excited to find this trail while vacationing at Fenwick Island. But like the other reviews, the bugs made it pretty horrible and unbearable. I'm pretty sure I spent 80% of the time swatting bugs. It's worth noting that I went in mid-August so you might fair a little better another time of year. If not for the bugs it would have been a decent way to kill a couple hours away from the beach community.

    Nick Rhodes completed Burton's Island Loop

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Yorktown Battlefield National Park

    3 months ago

    This is the nice outdoor stroll especially if you like historical landmarks that you'll be able to pass and/or stop at.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Yorktown Waterfront Walk

    3 months ago

    Enjoyable walk. More of a walk through a storefront community on the water than your typical outdoor hiking trail though.

    Nick Rhodes completed Yorktown Waterfront Walk

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed First Landing Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes completed First Landing Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Osprey Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Osmanthus Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes completed Osmanthus Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Cape Henry Trail to Long Creek Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Boardwalk to the Beach

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes completed Boardwalk to the Beach

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Bald Cypress Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes completed Bald Cypress Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed High Dune Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes completed High Dune Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed White Hill Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Cape Henry Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes completed Cape Henry Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed White Hill Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Windsor Castle Park Trail

    3 months ago

    We're huge fans of this place, mainly because of the natural kids playground and piers. It also cuts into the local Main Street if you want to detour into town. The trail itself is well maintained and a flat enough for all ages. Parking is convenient enough to be able to walk the whole trail or only one half. One side of the trail will take you off into the wooded area while the other side is more open, but takes you around to the waterviews and past a few houses with horses.

    Nick Rhodes completed White Hill Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes completed Windsor Castle Park Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Long Creek Trail

    3 months ago

    First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Bluebird Gap Farm Trail

    3 months ago

    More of a path around a petting zoo than a trail. If you're there on a day out with the family, then check it out. But it's hardly worth venturing out to, nor is there any real seclusion like you'd probably enjoy on typical hikes.

    Nick Rhodes completed Long Creek Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes completed Bluebird Gap Farm Trail

    3 months ago

    Nick Rhodes reviewed Norfolk Botanical Garden Lake Loop

    3 months ago

    Good for a nice day out and/or light exercise. Considering the location, it's a nice chance of scenery from the typical hiking trail.