Otter Creek Loop

MODERATE 13 reviews

Otter Creek Loop is a 1 mile loop trail located near Monroe, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles
124 feet

dogs on leash



9 hours ago

Cross an arm of the lake on rocks, climb up a couple steep areas but other than that - pretty easy. We are seniors and had no problem with this trail.

4 months ago

Great loop around the lake. Beautiful views. It made for a great run connected with otter creek trail.

11 months ago

I'd rate it closer to easy.

11 months ago

Great easy trail to hike with children. We were looking for a simple trail with hopes of some wildlife for our 4 year old. We loved crossing the creek and the little streams along the trail. Took us about 45 min with a child. Tons of butterflies spotted. If you are traveling the parkway this makes a great stop.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Otter Creek Trail is 3.5 miles long. It follows the Parkway and creek from the Otter Creek Campground to the James River Visitor Center. I completed the scenic 0.9 mile Otter Lake Loop section. I also completed two trails at the visitor center. The 0.4 mile Trail of Trees has signs that identify many of the trees and shrubs of the river valley. It also has a wonderful view of the James River water gap. The 0.4 mile Canal Lock Trail crosses the James River on a walkway beneath the bridge. It is then a short distance to the restored Battery Creek Lock, one of nearly 100 locks that made this canal a major transportation corridor before the Civil War.

Monday, September 19, 2016

53 year old, pack a day smoker. Very hard but doable if you go slow and rest. View at the top totally worth it.

Monday, July 07, 2014

I have long loved this series of trails for its variety of visual beauty and ease of access.

4 days ago

recorded Easy

6 months ago

9 months ago

Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sunday, July 06, 2014