Explore the most popular lake 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.

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

My fav for running! Beautiful park!

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.

2 months ago

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

walking
2 months ago

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

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.

could not find a way across the canal

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.

Cannot figure out how to get to the trailhead. It's on the other side of the canal and a crossing is not obvious.

Scenic path around the lake. Heavily used, and you won’t get away from the road noise. However, if you’re looking for something quick, accessible and local to get outdoors for a bit, it’s a good walk.

Didn't find any obvious way to cross the canal, not sure if this trail is still supported by the park.

1 bridge is missing, 2 bridges are out of use because they are falling apart so you have to back track a lot.

on Oak Grove Lake

10 months ago

Love this trail. Only problem is large groups of student athletes run at fast pace, which can be a bit dangerous. Otherwise awesome.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Well kept, short trail. Not much elevation change, probably would be very boring for experienced mountain bikers. Nice views of the lake. Two offshoot trails that were less well kept, but offered slightly more in the way of trail biking than the main trail. Overall, probably more of a walking trail but a nice experience.

walking
11 months ago

An ok trail if you live nearby and need to stretch your legs, but it really is just 2 giant fields with paths cut by mowers. I go every so often to walk the dog, but only on cloudy and windy days during warm months. Biting bugs can be really bad so I only go if there is a strong breeze. There is a brand new just finished parking lot. Be aware one loop can be super muddy and the other has a few muddy spots. My dog needed a bath when we got home today. Might be fun for kite flying.

walking
11 months ago

Nice little simple walk

on Deep Creek Park

11 months ago

Not a long trail at all but very beautiful and interesting.
Gorgeous wetlands and several places for wonderful views of small pieces of water, and interestingly a well-protected but decrepit 1800s graveyard.

on Oak Grove Lake

11 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this; flat, shaded and interesting.

Nice time with fam. Lots of bugs for kids to see. Of course, squirrels! The walk is calm and the office had a good map.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Beautiful! Nice family oriented place. Very diverse and open atmosphere.

Don't come without bug spray. It's nice and green, which is good, but so much time was spent staring at the ground to avoid tripping on roots or finding a spot to walk around mud. That said - this hike would've been much more pleasurable with the bug spray, at a lower temperature (93 and humid today), and with boots better for mud. I was wearing Merrel hiking shoes.

walking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

I love this park! I will definitely be coming back with my dogs.

on Oak Grove Lake

walking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

trail running
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Had a great run here. A little busy but it was a nice day. Lots of gnats that I caught in my mouth. Overall a beautiful trail and a great run!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nice walking trail
Very easy

Monday, April 10, 2017

good walking for cardio.

trail running
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nice little spot! Its short, but very wooded with critters running about. Great place to get lost in the middle of the city.

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Nice scenic walk around the lake. Lots of dogs.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Good for kids, easy and pretty

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