Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

trail running
4 days ago

This is my regular running trail. Great scenery and occasional deer!

trail running
13 days ago

It's cute they think there is 150' of elevation gain in that loop. It's not even 50'.

walking
22 days ago

Considering where this trail is located, The Noland trail features a variety of scenery and a lot more elevation change than you’d expect in southeast Virginia. The bridges are what make this trail - there are over a dozen of them including the spectacular Lion’s Gate Bridge.
I primarily use this trail for training - it is a good length and with a couple of route variations, you can hike as much or as little as you need to as you prepare for your next big hikes.
It can be fairly crowded. Try to go between 10 and 2 for the least amount of people. Between 4 and 7 you can expect a very crowded trail - a testament to how nice it is.

walking
26 days ago

Fun!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this and loved it! It was beautiful and even seen a doe and yearling!

Very scenic trail ! Took lots of pictures ! Will walk this trail for my fourth time on August 11, 2018!

hiking
1 month ago

This is my favorite trail in SE Virginia. Very shady and around 10 am a breeze can be found during the hottest months. It can be as hard as you want it to be. I have hiked this trail on a healing broken ankle and I have built up my trail running endurance on this trail. You can even build your hiking endurance by wearing a back pack. There are rolling hills that really work the hamstrings. There are many deer that walk throughout the woods, plenty of turtles, lake birds and I have occasionally seen a bald eagle. Although I have seen couples trying to use strollers and wagons for small children, I don't recommend it. There are many 6x6 beams that run along the inclines to prevent erosion to which these people have a difficult time. There is an area of botanical interest where many flowering plants and trees have a place. They rate this as an "easy" trail, but make no mistakes about it, there are plenty of rolling hills. This is probably the only rolling hill trail in all of south eastern Virginia. At times it can get quite busy but I have never found it to be so busy that I can't enjoy it. The people on the trail actually make it safer since the trail is 5 miles through the woods. There are portable potties but they are not always clean with tp. I know of 3 areas they can be found; 1. At the head of the trail, 2. 2.5 miles into the trail off to the left (look for a wide open area with stump in middle of trial), 3. The last one being at the end of the trail. The 5 miles takes me close to 1.5 hours to walk, less to run. This is my favorite trail in SE Virginia because of the varying terrain.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail to get out into nature right in your own neighborhood. very well marked and good for all types of hikers.

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.

walking
1 month ago

Nice cool down walk in between trail runs.

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

Lake views and bridges are great. Well maintained. Occasionally crowded.

walking
2 months ago

Very nice trail! It has many bridges and overlooks of the water. It has many turtles and ducks. I would call it a nice relaxing walk or running trail perfect for couples, athletes, fishers, and family’s. It is also a very easy trail to walk with many places to sit so if you have issues walking long distance or children this is the place to go.

It was fun and beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail! Have done it several times.

walking
2 months ago

There are numerous inclines and raised roots. It’s beautifully scenic. Lots of wildlife. Well maintained and clean.

trail running
3 months ago

This is a great trail for walking with the family, hiking, and running. pet friendly and it's possible to bring a stroller as well.

Scenic and different elevations.

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

hiking
3 months ago

Very well maintained with good trail markers. single female I felt very safe. Came after a good rain and the trail was dry and enjoyable. the pups loved it.

Great trail!!

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.

walking
5 months ago

Nice neighborhood park, good for taking your dog for a short walk.

hiking
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 months ago

Great all around trail. You can start in different directions for diversity. I have walked if plenty of times and I look forward to running it.

6 months ago

Excellent trail. Great for all fitness levels. Great place to walk with your dog or run if you're looking for more of a challenge.

walking
7 months ago

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

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