The Matteson Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hampton, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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wheelchair friendly

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stroller friendly

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This trail loops around the outside of the 27 hole Hamptons Golf Course. The trail is level and paved all the way so rollerbladers use it. It is well maintained by the City of Hampton, Virginia. Expect walkers, runners, rollerbladers, bicycles, baby strollers and dogs on leashes. The trail begins and ends in the parking lots. The marked part is a 3 mile letter C and crossing the parking lots for 3/10 of a mile completes the 3.3 mile loop. It can be very busy on a nice day.

2 months ago

good paved path nice breeze and shade the whole way

trail running
3 months ago

Magnificent trail.... meticulously maintained, loads of wildlife and a wonderfully shaded canopy of trees......love it!

trail running
5 months ago

The trail is completely paved, and mostly shaded. It surrounds a golf course and offers plenty of scenery. Great for running or walking, and is pet and stroller friendly.

This was more of a paved walkway than a trail. It circled a golf coarse. There was some nice wooded scenery and a pretty lake. There were quite a few people out walking, running, and others with their dogs. Two big negatives for me was the constant loud overhead jet sounds (it’s right by Langley Air Force base) and there was a ton of poison ivy along the path. Overall a nice day out but probably won’t do again.

trail running
9 months ago

Trail is 3 miles for the marked part and another .3 running through the parking lot from one start/finish to the other. Not 4.4 as advertised. Good trail with slight hills. Decent amount of traffic both ways.

11 months ago

This is a 3.0 mile loop trail with each quarter mile marked on the paved path and a mile marker at each mile signifying the mile in both directions. There is also a paved shortcut option that will knock about a .25 mile off the distance if your getting tired.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

So lovely.

trail running
Monday, July 03, 2017

trail running
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Well paved trail with easy mile markers throughout. Doesn't feel as much like a trail as a long jogging path, but the golf course is well maintained and you can spot plenty of deer in the fall. Great place for a 3 mile jog.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This is a great trail for pushing a stroller on. My kids do get bored, but it's a nice change of pace from walking around our neighborhood, and a good distance to accomplish on a regular basis. We've gone multiple times and always end on a good note.

trail running
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Great place to go running in nature, minus the fact that parts of it are near major roads. I always see at least one deer, and there are lots of squirrels. It's, overall, a beautiful place.

walking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

5/14/16. Beautiful and fragrant. Saw deer, squirrels,birds, and golfers! LOL! Nice shaded, paved, and simple flat walk.

walking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Walked early on a Saturday morning, so only a little competing traffic. Map is a bit off. The trail starts just to the right of the Aquatic center parking lot and ends just to the left of the center. The trails runs along Butler Farm Rd. for a bit as well near the end which is not shown on the map. It is marked as 3 miles with mile posts along the way. Lots of trees so should be reasonable shady in the summer. Saw some deer and squirrels along the way.

walking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This was a nice walking path. However, some of the path is right next to the busy street which takes away from the peacefulness. But overall it was nice and good for all levels.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fun trail for the family. Paved and level the whole way so it was easy to push a stroller. If you park at the Performing Arts / Aquatic Center the trail head is to the right of the building.

walking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

An easy trail that I visit often. It integrates nicely with the woods and golf course. Jets from LAFB often fly over the area and can be very loud at times; not that uncommon for those who live in the area.

walking
Saturday, May 18, 2013

This is a very easy trail. It is level and paved ll the way.

hiking
Thursday, April 25, 2013

I have walked this trail for years and always found it refreshing and woodsy even though it in the city. There is a porta potty along the route and even benches every half mile or so to accomodate the least conditioned amoung us.

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