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
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

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.

walking
11 days ago

Great small trail for family with 4 year old boy

trail running
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

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!

2 months ago

nice place to run and bring family

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

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
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

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.

walking
Friday, June 20, 2014

walking
Sunday, January 12, 2014

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.