Indian River Park Trail

MODERATE 88 reviews
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Indian River Park Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chesapeake, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
26 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running








old growth

over grown

The park is between the Hampton Roads Beltway and Military Highway. If you are coming from the Greenbrier shopping area of Chesapeake cross over Greenbrier Parkway and take the right hand turn onto Military highway and head for 1.3 Miles to Paramount Avenue (between two car dealerships), once there just follow the flow of traffic along the road and about 1 Mile down the road you will see the entrance to the park on your left.

a great jungle experience, except hard to follow the makers

1 month ago

Beautiful, short, wooded trail. We went late morning when it was to hot to normally walk with our dogs but nice and cool on the trail.

trail running
1 month ago

I live in the neighborhood by the park. this park is a great escape to enjoy some time in the woods and get a good workout.

1 month ago

Im all for a Naturalistic walk but at a point it becomes a problem when the trails look like a hurricane came through 7 months past hurricane season. Everything is overgrown / derelict. The only other people there were 16 year old stoners on the bike jumps. Then again it fits the bill for southern VA, trashy and occupied by bums. Can't wait to get back to Colorado.

1 month ago

Trail was pretty cool.

2 months ago

This is a easy great trail. I have no clue why it's listed as a moderate trail. You will have to cross a ditch or two at a slight incline, but that is the biggest challenge. Bring bug spray of some sort during the summer. I have walked this trail in almost every season and they all have their rewards. You can check out my short review and pics on the Google listing or on Instagram

5 months ago

great trail!

5 months ago

had a great time!

7 months ago

not a bad little walk to just get out of the house for a bit.

10 months ago

This is a small local trail for me, and excellent for walking/hiking and mountain biking. I do wish it had better markings, but that is only a minor issue.

10 months ago

great place for a bike ride! can get lost for hours if you want.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This was a beautiful beautiful trail. The trail is clearly marked but you can go off on all the little side trails and not feel like you're getting lost. We saw tons of little lizards, squirrels, and these cool damselflies that were either black or dark dark dark blue. I've never seen anything like them. Will definitely be doing this trail again.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The water nearby is just a smelly swamp... close to the road... kind of decent if you take the blue trail..

Overall short and meh

Friday, February 24, 2017

easy course. flat land next to a swam which is next to busy roads.

Monday, February 20, 2017

ups and downs, bridges. well marked. i likes.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

We had fun here! As was said in another review, it really felt like you were out in the woods and not in the city! We took a long route 2.77 miles, a little hard to navigate but a fun adventure.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Nice trails

Monday, September 05, 2016

Trails were sort of confusing, but great adventure for right next to a big road. Can get very muddy after it rains.

Monday, September 05, 2016

This trail has a locals vibe and is geared toward BMX and mountain bikers. There were a few areas that were only for bikers so if you're walking through you need to stay out of the way. No payoff views but a solid loop for a palate cleanser.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

This a fantastic trail. There are a ton of routes to choose from. Spread out through the trails are technical obstacles as well that can be bypassed or conquered, which allows for growth for those new to MTB. This will be a good to spot from now on!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Great trail! Had it all to myself on a Saturday afternoon. I think it's great for beginner mountain/trail bikers with some challenging parts here and there. Plenty of routes to go around a challenging part if you're not ready for it. This trail will help you get up to the next level experience.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pretty trail, but kind of short. We walked in a few circles but after 30-45 minutes we made our way out and figured that was about it.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 22, 2015

I just used my 50cc leaf blower to clear off the outer loop for mountain biking. The trail is marked by blue spray paint arrows if you take it counter clockwise. Now is the time to hit it if you don't want to get lost.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

This trail is 2.5miles and is the longest hiking trail in Northwest River Park. It's a free entrance. The trail signs are adequate enough. There's a lot of spider webs as you walk thru the trail. We only saw three people hiking the trail. We did not get lost so maybe it isn't so bad for my first time.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Nice trail. Only reason I didn't get lost was because of the spider webs. Lol

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Best local spot to run RC trail rigs and Crawlers. Just stay off the jumps and ramps out of respect fot the hard work the BMX guys have put into them. I tried to build a RC only course out there to help with that but someone didn't like the idea and destroyed my work. All good.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The trail itself was pretty well maintained except a few pretty deep mud holes along the trail. Not very clearly marked? And TONS of spiderwebs across the trail. I don't mind them I found it a minor annoyance but someone who hates spiders probably shouldn't go on this trail.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Hiked it today with my husband. It's a good walk, not too difficult and interesting enough to hold your attention - really enjoyed seeing all the bike jumps and improvements the BMXers have made. Fun to watch them ride. The trails criss-cross all over the place and aren't always marked, so we just picked directions at random - I recommend this method if you've got time, it was a lot of fun.

mountain biking
Friday, March 07, 2014

Plenty of different tracks to run in the closed area of roughly 3 miles. Some more challenging than others. Some technical also. Kept up by locals especially on the bmx portion which is mainly on the southern side of the park. If you're short on time to get a run in this place will suit you. It's my go to spot.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Very fun park for a novice to biking. I got lost and had a blast. Great place to get comfortable on a bike and once you get past the entrance area it really opens up into some beautiful trails (and backyards!)

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