Monticello Trail to Matoaka Lake Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Monticello Trail to Matoaka Lake Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

city walk

This trail offers nice views of the lake - you may see canoes, waterfowl, wildflowers, turtles, deer, and foxes.

3 months ago

Nice hike. Pretty at times.

3 months ago

this trail was unknown to us until recently. it appear to have been designed as a parcourse back in the day. not used much now except the parts that would give access to the W&M campus. The part of the trail we used was lovely as it ran around the lake. It was an easy hike. The biggest challenge will be parking. Most access seems to be from campus where there is no public parking. We parked illegal on a Sunday afternoon with no school in session. nice hike.

trail running
5 months ago

Well-maintained, peaceful, good trails for running, wildlife, nice views and light

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
8 months ago