Newport News Bieway and Swamp Bridge Loop Trail

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Newport News Bieway and Swamp Bridge Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Newport News, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

3.3 miles
98 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly





mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Great way to get the exercise and see beautiful scenery and history. I bring my grandson here and he feel free to roam and explore!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

4 stars for views
3.5 stars for crowds (2 stars for perceived safety, if your hiking alone...ladies)
4.5 stars for city/hwy noise

At 7,712 acres, and 30 miles of trails, this is my favorite local area to hike. Plenty of seclusion if hiking for distance. Almost guaranteed to see deer. Especially lots of newborn fawn in late spring. See earthen Civil War fortifications, as well as Washington's Headquarters.

The trails are mostly flat and well kept.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Love this park for a nice local walk. There is SO much wild life, and the aren't timid! I really enjoy the white oak trail. (I think thats the name?) My pug can do most the trails here, so its great for beginners!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Surprisingly large! Very nice! Loved seeing the deer.

trail running
Saturday, September 05, 2015

This is a beautiful park. And all the wildlife sometimes come right up to you. I see a lot more here than I do any other place in Hampton Roads area. Its so peaceful. Not as many people as FLSP. The park is in the front and further back is a golf course. It has a camp ground and quite a few kid playing areas. And there are plenty of options for trails. The animals make it +++ and the water views.

Pro: the bathrooms are always clean and open. And the rangers really make you feel safe since they are always there. The fire dept is right at the beginning of the park. So its a quieter park but they make it feel safe.

Cons: there are no real cons about the the park. I am a runner and I go early in the morning. There are no lights. its plain dark and go with a headlight. It can be a little creepy if your not used to that. IE - Me. Elevation is minimal but they have small foot rolling hills.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Could have been tougher

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shady, clean. Great for dog walks

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nice shady (for the most part) trail, saw lots of deer and turtles, even a snake!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

great bike trail. saw snakes, turtles and other small animals..