The Matteson Trail

EASY 20 reviews
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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
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

trail running
4 days ago

trail running
26 days ago

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.

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

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walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
Saturday, May 28, 2016

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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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.