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Not difficult ~5 miles depending on what route you take. Generally not too crowded, with some nice views. Great hidden gem in an easy to get to location in Newport News Va.

Beautiful scenery including a great view of the water. Trail was easy to follow, flat, and mostly clear of debris. If you go in the winter be sure to dress warm. The wind was pretty strong, especially near the water. We even saw a few deer.

Nice long walk, heavily populated at times but I still love it.

trail running
4 months ago

A regular fave - great Cross Country type trail with a 3 and a 5 mi option.

4 months ago

A bit busy at times, but always a pleasant challenge.

Really loved this trail, was easy but not too easy (like a paved path would be). It was very clean and easy to navigate. I will most definitely be going again!

Enjoyed this trail for walking or running. Moderately crowded.

Easy ride, plus access to even more miles in the Yorktown battlefield roads

quite possibly the best part of the peninsula. Plenty of outlets if you find want to do the whole five miles. Well maintained and patrolled.

hiking
6 months ago

Great loop with several beautiful views of the water! Also, some incredible historical anecdotes on a battle that occurred at this location.

Walked the dogs there this evening! Great trail!

great trail to build your speed and endurance

lots of traffic usually, be careful of downed logs

Excellent trail. Very well maintained and well marked.

hiking
6 months ago

Short but nice trail. There are plenty of overlooks and benches. Well maintained although you will need to watch for occasional roots in the path. Excellent trail for dogs as it is mostly shaded and not too long in the heat of the day.

trail running
7 months ago

Great trail. Pretty challenging. Great views with water. Plenty of elevation.

Loved it! Took the dogs and had a great time!

trail running
7 months ago

By far best trail in Hampton Roads

trail running
7 months ago

Heavily trafficked trail. Every time I've gone I've seen tons of other walkers/joggers on the path. Bridges over the lake are great.

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