Great loop around the lake. Beautiful views. It made for a great run connected with otter creek trail.

A beautiful easy mile.

I'd rate it closer to easy.

hiking
10 months ago

Great easy trail to hike with children. We were looking for a simple trail with hopes of some wildlife for our 4 year old. We loved crossing the creek and the little streams along the trail. Took us about 45 min with a child. Tons of butterflies spotted. If you are traveling the parkway this makes a great stop.

on Abbott Lake Trail

walking
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The lake is beautiful and has a good view of the mountains. The trail is paved. It's a very easy walk.

on Abbott Lake Trail

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Beautiful scenery and the drive up was incredible! Trail itself is paved and pretty flat, great for a short family walk!

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Otter Creek Trail is 3.5 miles long. It follows the Parkway and creek from the Otter Creek Campground to the James River Visitor Center. I completed the scenic 0.9 mile Otter Lake Loop section. I also completed two trails at the visitor center. The 0.4 mile Trail of Trees has signs that identify many of the trees and shrubs of the river valley. It also has a wonderful view of the James River water gap. The 0.4 mile Canal Lock Trail crosses the James River on a walkway beneath the bridge. It is then a short distance to the restored Battery Creek Lock, one of nearly 100 locks that made this canal a major transportation corridor before the Civil War.

walking
Monday, November 28, 2016

It gets four stars for the setting...a mile long paved walk around a picturesque lake with beautiful views of Sharp Top and Flat Top Mountains. There is also a nice restaurant to enhance the experience, as well as a lodge to make it easy to get to all the wonderful trails in the area.

Monday, September 19, 2016

53 year old, pack a day smoker. Very hard but doable if you go slow and rest. View at the top totally worth it.

walking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Abbott Lake Loop Tail is a 1 mile loop around Abbott Lake. The trail is paved and flat.

hiking
Monday, July 07, 2014

I have long loved this series of trails for its variety of visual beauty and ease of access.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Thursday, November 24, 2016

walking
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 06, 2014