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

We have done this one a few times. Lots of wildlife. We see deer almost every time. It is a very easy walk in the woods.

Overlook ok, historical ref. don't go in the evening. Lots of folks fishing among other things.

Great for mountain biking and hiking

mountain biking
2 months ago

As far as a flat natural surface for biking goes, this bikeway is pretty nice. Start at the parking lot near the ranger station (at the camping entrance, not the main Newport News Park entrance). You’ll start on the paved road past the campsites then left onto the natural bikeway road. There are a few opportunities to exit the trail for other trails at Newport News Park (not for bikes) or to head into Yorktown/Colonial National Historical Park roads (use the Washington Headquarters path). The bikeway alone is about 5 miles, wide paths, lightly trafficked.

Great to run and then in reverse to get in a nice 5 miles.

Nice little 2 mile trail. It initially goes over a bridge with a pretty lake and the rest is wooded. Plenty of deer and there’s some civil war history to be seen.

Trails were narrow and difficult to follow, so chose to bail out and run across the street on the Noland Trail.

As an avid runner, I wouldn't recommend this one. It seems good for biking.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike through civil war history. The earthworks are amazing to see and learning about the history is awe inspiring. Great views of the reservoir.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike through civil war history. The earthworks are amazing to see and learning about the history is awe inspiring. Great views of the reservoir.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike through civil war history. The earthworks are amazing to see and learning about the history is awe inspiring. Great views of the reservoir.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful and easy scenic walk. Fun playgrounds are close by for the little children.

hiking
6 months ago

Very beautiful. The walk around the lake was amazing in winter :)

Could not find a restroom for a long time.

Nice, flat trail with nice views of the lake and woods.

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.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

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

Sunday, July 09, 2017

great trail to build your speed and endurance

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

This is a beautiful trail, the trails are not lakside loop though. You start at the visiters center and go around the wayside back to the fishing area. From there on down the lakeside to the trail head. Then White Oak trail and back to the visiters center. It's a good little walk,I loved it...Igave it a 4 because I did not know it was a few trails together and not marked Lakeside Loop...But it is a beautiful trail.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Not many people walking but a lot of mountain bikes. Not a bad hike.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Good trails. Winding. A bit of a maze. Download the trail to be sure you can get back.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

This trail is very nice. Perfect for a good walk,it has lake,woodland and swamp views. It's also a great connector to get to other trails if you want to get some real distance...I highly recommend it.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Beautiful little short trail. Has some very nice woodland as well as lake views. I highly recommend trail this for a short walk in the park...

trail running
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Love this trail it has pretty woods and beautiful wildlife it's got enough up and down hills that makes it a small challenge. Yes there is a good amount of people on it but I view that as a safer trail for a female (or anybody) to run on incase anything we're to happen biggest downside is the roots from the trees, it's a trail you definitely have to pick your feet up on because take it from me you WILL trip

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Great walk in the woods. It is close to the house and easy to get too.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Quick afternoon hike. Kids can bike or kick soccer ball. Playgrounds and frisbee golf also

walking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Not a bad trail last time I was on it (walking), however it is geared towards mountain biking. And if you do not have a clear map or a good sense of direction it can get you turned around and lost in a heart beat. The first few times I experienced this trial was mountain biking and it is a great ride.

on Lake Maury

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Nice loop around a lake that has a small but decent amount of terrain change. The trail is nicely marked and includes mile markers.

walking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It is not my idea of a hike. More of a neighborhood walkabout.

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