Wetlands Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hampton, 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.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 13 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports


bird watching





wild flowers



Hampton's premier park is a 456 acre environmental education and wildlife management facility. Born from borrow pits and garbage dumps, the park is truly a success story of reclamation of our natural resources.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Great groomed trails, family friendly hike. Very close to the highway so not so peaceful, but appreciate the nature in the city.

5 months ago

Very easy going with some nice views.

6 months ago

Beautiful during the fall! Can’t wait to go back and do the trillium trail.

7 months ago

There was a lot of road noise at the beginning from I64 and a good portion of the middle was out in the open and on a hot day you will feel it. Overall it is a good trail and you do see wildlife.

10 months ago

Great trail and beautiful scenery! My dog loved it!

Mon Apr 29 2019

Wonderful flat wide clear clean trail. Tons of wildlife to see all kinds of turtles fish and a white egret. There was an observation tower with built in binoculars too! I want to go again. Highly recommend. There is one part of the path where you can hear the highway but what can you do...Just another example of people encroaching on animals space.

Thu Feb 07 2019

A well maintained easy enjoyable trail. Lots of people walking their dogs.

Tue Jan 01 2019

A pleasantly calm and beautiful scenery for all types of people.

Fri Jul 20 2018

Well maintained trail with lots of opportunities for off-shoots. Completed this path and a few others but lots in the park.

Sun Jan 28 2018

Nice place to walk. For a small stretch , you can hear cars.

Fri Aug 25 2017

It was hard for to find a map of the park. I actually got lost and had to pull up my all trails app to find someone else's trail gps they did.... after I finally found it, it was a pretty run... there are a lot of roots on some parts though...

Sun Aug 06 2017

Great small trail for family with 4 year old boy

Tue Jun 27 2017

Can be run in less than half an hour. Walks can take an hour or more. Scenery is nice for a majority of the way. For about a quarter of a mile, you get close enough to the highway to catch a whiff of the exhaust produced by the cars. This messes with my breathing. Despite this, I still chose this as my preferred trail and run it every day after work!

Fri Jun 16 2017

nice place to run and bring family

Sun Aug 28 2016

Not the best for bikes as there are so many roots everywhere so makes for an extremely bumpy ride. There are parts of the trail where you feel you are so far from the city which is really nice. Saw some pretty amazing birds (very large), and beware of the black snakes as they like to frequent the trails. Great place to kayak too. Rented one of the yurts for a nite, had 2 bunk beds with trundles underneath so can sleep quite a bit.

Tue Aug 18 2015

This offers a nice and easy three mile hike with plenty of wildlife. When I went the end of July I was able to see four or five deer including a doe with her fawn. The bad thing about this park is there is a section of the trail very close to a busy road.

Fri Jun 20 2014

There is a nice information center that has different kinds of turtles, snakes and lizards that are in small habitats for people to look at. There are other items on display for guests to look at such as insects and animal bones. Guests can also rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. The trails are decent, very wide with some nice look out points. There is also an area where injured animals are being cared for, not many can be seen as this area is not open to the public. The down side was that the highway is so close that there are areas on the trails that cars can be seen, heard and exhaust can be smelled.

Tue Nov 12 2013

Overall something for everyone at this park. Somewhere to ride, run or hike!

Fri Jul 19 2013

This is a nice park. The Trillium has to many open area fo this July heat but it is still nice.

Thu Jul 18 2013

I have been coming to this park for years. Today it is a nicely kept park with a great trail system. It used to be more of a 2 star 20 years ago. Hats off to the rangers and the city. The Bark Park seems to have disappeared too but I do not have a dog.

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