Great hike to do after work and to enjoy the peace and quiet. The trail does get very muddy when it has rained recently. Recommend you check yourself for ticks afterwards.

Walked this trail after doing Otter Point Trail. Very easy and had it mostly to myself. Lots of places to stop if you want a rest of just soak up Nature.

I walked in today and did Otter Point Trail and then Molly Mitchell. I had Otter Creek all to myself and didn't even see another Person. I definitely wouldn't do any hiking in this park after a rain as a lot of it is low lying. It was easy and well maintained. Lots of places to stop and take in nature of to grab a rest.

Trails are great. To bad we went after a week of rain so most of them were washed out. Would definitely go back and try again on a more dry week. Lots for the family to see. My little girl loved it and had a blast.

walking
5 months ago

Muddy in January. But bug-free! Great exercise on a nice winter day. Many informative bulletin boards re: animals, birds, and trees on several bridges. Trail well marked. Portapotties open near campstore and kayak launch.

loved it, even I the rain. a few low spots that wasn't good for running

Nice time with fam. Lots of bugs for kids to see. Of course, squirrels! The walk is calm and the office had a good map.

Don't come without bug spray. It's nice and green, which is good, but so much time was spent staring at the ground to avoid tripping on roots or finding a spot to walk around mud. That said - this hike would've been much more pleasurable with the bug spray, at a lower temperature (93 and humid today), and with boots better for mud. I was wearing Merrel hiking shoes.

The west side loop seemed to be a little lower elevation and therefore a little more muddy, while the east side loop was high and dry.

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

The trails are poorly maintained. Had to climb over several fallen trees blocking the paths. The mosquitos were horrendous. We actually ended up cutting our hike short because they were intolerable. Though I'm sure it's not like that all the time because the rangers even commented on how terrible they were. The rest of the park is great though. I'm sure after a freeze or two, it's going to be an excellent hike. We are looking forward to going again after the freeze.

I tried one of the hiking trails and it wasn't much a challenge so I stayed on the gravel road.

Happy to have discovered the park and all the trails and activities in it. This trail was very easy and essentially flat: perfect for a beginner. It combines an up and back gravel path with a wooded trail that makes the loop. Nice variety, pretty scenery and lots of benches/picnic tables if you want to pause.

This well maintained system of short trails link together to provide an excellent hike suitable for families. The park hosts three primary hiking trails including Indian Creek, Molly Mitchell, and Otter Point. Each is well marked with color blazes every 100 yards or so. Rain the day before made condition muddy in places but fully passable. One note, this park runs along several creek beds and through wetland areas, bug spray is a must regardless of the time of day.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Easy trail but very muddy

hiking
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

One of my favorite parks in the area. I have hiked every trail in it.

hiking
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

I really enjoyed this trail. The two main trails are like jeep roads. I much prefer to hike on hiking trails.

hiking
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

This is a nice park with trails for hiking, biking, canoeing, and horses. I liked what Craig said about a nice trail for people looking to get out in the woods and exercise. I did this trail nearly two years ago, took a couple pictures and forgot to review it.

walking
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Easy walking/running trail. There are many picnic areas with descent restrooms. The signs are confusing, we really didn't know which way to go, but that was okay b/c paths lead into each other which puts you back to the main office. We will return for more walks and take advantage of the canoeing & paddle boats that are for rent, at a very low fee.

fyi map shows wrong area.

hiking
Friday, September 18, 2015

easy trail with good visibility. excellent local day hike, but can get crowded on weekends/evenings.

It was great, it was my first time so I went off the trail for about 30 minutes but then found my way. Lol

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It was a truly fun experience, me and my wife especially love the paddle boating...they were bit squeaky but it was still fun.

A city park that feels more like a small state park. Lots to do here including camping, paddling, and even a putt-putt course. I've hiked this 4.6 mile loop many times. It will get very muddy following rains so make sure it's been dry for a few days or you might loose a hiking boot. Some of the trails are horse trails so be on the lookout for horseshoe blazes. I've spotted more deer here than any other park in the region. It's rare to actually spot the otter at the lookout but when you do it's amazing.

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Don't trust the location on the map for this trail - it's in Northwest River Park. It's a nice hike, very easy, flat all the way but enough twists and winding bends (and tree roots) to make it interesting. Watch out if it's been raining, this trail floods out in several spots.

hiking
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Beautiful trail. Had to adjust my navigation from the app, AllTrails put me closer to the city when the trail is actually closer to the North Carolina border. There were also many more options for trails once I got there that extended off the Molly Mitchell trail. I would not recommend running on this trail as there are a lot of exposed roots.

A nice hike that anyone can take. Loved seeing the Northwest River at the end of the trail!

hiking
Sunday, January 05, 2014

This is a nice, easy, short trail. I never knew these trails existed visiting the park many times. This trail was easy, very well marked, and dry (compared to Molly Miller). I very nice one mile hike to enjoy the great outdoors while exercising.

hiking
Sunday, January 05, 2014

I have lived in Chesapeake for ten years and visited this park many times to relax. I have never did the trails. I did the Molly Mitchell Trail today followed by the Otter Point. The MM Trail was nice, well marked, and very easy. It was a little wet from the previous rain so there were many spots I had to circumnavigate. Overall a nice trail for people like me looking to get out in the woods to exercise.

hiking
Saturday, November 16, 2013

took my kids there, over the summer. it was great. the trails weren't too tough for us, there was tons to see, and overall, it's a great place! can't wait to get back there.

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