Explore the most popular forest trails near Chesapeake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
22 hours ago

I took my chocolate lab to the trail and we loved it so much, easy walk, decent distance. Even some parts of the trail close to the expressway, but I didn’t find it bothersome. I plan to take my lab back again everyday until it’s time to go home

DNF: The mosquitoes were so thick that we had to turn back. We will try again when it gets colder.

Nice little trail. We didn't experience any of the flies that others posted about, so that was a plus. And I found a painted rock on the trail!

So not exactly what I was hoping for. The trails were nice, decent quality, but god was it confusing. after the fourth time of ending up back at the start after trying to take the longest "burgandy" trail, we decided to call it a day. Following the blue and yellow trails were just as confusing. They need to remark the trails and add some extra marks as well.

It's a pretty decent trail, however the first 2.2 miles runs parallel with the highway, and all that noise that comes with it. Bug spray is also a must.

1 month ago

Nice walking/running path. The occasional unleashed privileged dogs.
Lots of shade.

Love this easy trail walk. So pretty. This last time we had a deer run right by us. Always see some kind of wildlife.

My fav for running! Beautiful park!

Felt like a real forest experience. My dog loved it!! Only flaw is the lack of signs and we got lost several times. Need better signage/directions!

wear earplugs or headphones in the summer time as the biting flies like ear holes.

a great jungle experience, except hard to follow the makers

hiking
2 months ago

Looks like an awesome trail. But upon calling Chesapeake Parks and Rec, Lake Drummond is only accessible by boat--i.e. this trail is not usable.
From looking at the map, it appears the only access to the trail goes through some private property on the west side of the Canal.

I only stayed for a 20 min walk but can't wait to go back.

3 months ago

Short, easy, wide, packed trail. Rather busy for an early Sunday morning but everyone was very friendly!

Beautiful, short, wooded trail. We went late morning when it was to hot to normally walk with our dogs but nice and cool on the trail.

Great hike to do after work and to enjoy the peace and quiet. The trail does get very muddy when it has rained recently. Recommend you check yourself for ticks afterwards.

trail running
3 months ago

I live in the neighborhood by the park. this park is a great escape to enjoy some time in the woods and get a good workout.

walking
3 months ago

Great walk but not quiet since it’s still near the interstate and very busy. Overall a very nice walk and scenic.

Great trail but the flies were almost unbearable! Definitely bring spray.

Im all for a Naturalistic walk but at a point it becomes a problem when the trails look like a hurricane came through 7 months past hurricane season. Everything is overgrown / derelict. The only other people there were 16 year old stoners on the bike jumps. Then again it fits the bill for southern VA, trashy and occupied by bums. Can't wait to get back to Colorado.

Trail was pretty cool.

Walked this trail after doing Otter Point Trail. Very easy and had it mostly to myself. Lots of places to stop if you want a rest of just soak up Nature.

I walked in today and did Otter Point Trail and then Molly Mitchell. I had Otter Creek all to myself and didn't even see another Person. I definitely wouldn't do any hiking in this park after a rain as a lot of it is low lying. It was easy and well maintained. Lots of places to stop and take in nature of to grab a rest.

This is a easy great trail. I have no clue why it's listed as a moderate trail. You will have to cross a ditch or two at a slight incline, but that is the biggest challenge. Bring bug spray of some sort during the summer. I have walked this trail in almost every season and they all have their rewards. You can check out my short review and pics on the Google listing or on Instagram @archangel.photography.

this is a great trail to enjoy some nature with younger children. everyone had a great time.

A lot of litter and some idiot with unleashed dogs other than nice trail. Will do again and next time bring a bag to pickup litter

could not find a way across the canal

No trespassing signs at trailhead

Trails are great. To bad we went after a week of rain so most of them were washed out. Would definitely go back and try again on a more dry week. Lots for the family to see. My little girl loved it and had a blast.

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