Wetlands Loop Trail

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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

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

Good trail. two problems. It's right beside the interstate so you hear cars constantly. It's also right across the interstate from the biggest trash dump on the peninsula so you will smell garbage half the time you are there. That said, I love the trail and the park.

I will also day that some of these reviews are a bit misleading. This is the main trail at the park, but a lot of people seem to be taking side trails and reviewing this one as if they are the same trail (commenting on roots etc). this is a very easy trail and only consists of the loop around the wetlands, it doesn't go into the woods proper.

hiking
6 months ago

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

trail running
11 months ago

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...

walking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great small trail for family with 4 year old boy

trail running
Tuesday, June 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!

Friday, June 16, 2017

nice place to run and bring family

Sunday, August 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.

hiking
Tuesday, August 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.

hiking
Friday, June 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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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

hiking
Friday, July 19, 2013

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

hiking
Thursday, July 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.

hiking
15 days ago

walking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

trail running
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Friday, June 02, 2017

recorded Wetlands Loop Trail

walking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

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