Deer Island and Shuttle Trail Loop to Otter Point Overlook

EASY 27 reviews
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Deer Island and Shuttle Trail Loop to Otter Point Overlook is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chesapeake, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Beautiful View of Northwest River from Picnic Area where otters are sometimes observed. Northwest River Park has it all! There are over 7 miles of hiking trails including 2 miles of biking trails and many miles of horse trail. There are paddle boats and canoes to rent for boating along the inland lake and scenic Northwest river. There is also camping, fishing and picnicking. This hike will take you along the parks Shuttle Trail and Deer Island Trail which are multi-use hike and bike trails. All park trails connect to the Shuttle Trail which leads to the Southern Terminal where there are restrooms, a dock and picnic tables. Be sure to get a trail system map at the camp store near the park entrance. The Otter Point Trail is one of the shortest trails (1 mile) branching off from the Shuttle Trail and will lead you on a nice hike through a mixed pine/hardwood forest.

hiking
12 days ago

17 days ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

5 months ago

very nice

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

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.

hiking
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

fyi map shows wrong area.

cross country skiing
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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

hiking
Sunday, August 31, 2014

hiking
Saturday, July 05, 2014

hiking
Saturday, June 07, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This was a fun place to hike. There are several trails to choose from so you can stay on a nice smooth road, or hike through the habitat. Last weekend was our first time hiking here and we are going back next week to check out the other trails, picnic, and rent one of the canoes.

hiking
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Nice trail but not challenging. It is completely flat.

hiking
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The trail is one of those wide, flat, too easy trails, but there is a much more challenging trail running between the trail and the river. It does not have a name or show up on the trail maps so I guess it is just considered part of the Shuttle Trail. When you get down to the southern end there is everything from a soda machine to the beautiful Northwest River.