Explore the most popular walking 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.

walking
1 day 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.

Great for mountain biking and hiking

walking
13 days 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
27 days ago

Love this trail! Have done it several times.

walking
1 month ago

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

mountain biking
1 month 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.

trail running
1 month 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
2 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.

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.

walking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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.

5 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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.

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.

10 months ago

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

trail running
10 months ago

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

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