Otey Shelton Trail and Trillium Trail Loop

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Sandy Bottom Nature Park

Otey Shelton Trail and Trillium Trail Loop is a 4.7 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hampton, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.7 km Elevation Gain: 4 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


wild flowers




27 days ago

I really like this park. The scenery is beautiful. It's never really crowded. The park has so many trails that's it's kind of hard to locate which exact trail you are starting out on. But it's easy to find your way back to the main trail. Certain trails were flooded but signs were up to let you know that.

Sun May 08 2016

Just did the trail yesterday morning. Good trail; thick wooded area nice pathway. Pretty easy trail although can be muddy after rain so take that into account also.

Sun Jul 28 2013

I love this trail. We entered from the Trillium Trail and it was pretty muddy for the first tenth mile and then the mud ended and it was just a beautiful wooded trail the rest of the way.

Sat Jul 27 2013

The mileage is from park headquarters or nearest parking lot. The actual Otey Shelton Trail is a little over a half mile. It can be combined with several other trails. There is a bench where it meets the Trillium Trail and one near the end at Wetlands. It was muddy in places yesterday but we just had a lot of rain.

1 month ago

9 months ago

Wed Oct 31 2018