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Best trails in Norfolk

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Looking for a great trail near Norfolk, Virginia? AllTrails has 6 great walking trails, kid friendly trails, wheelchair friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around First Landing State Park or Merchants Millpond State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mariners Museum Park or Newport News Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Norfolk ranging from 0.8 to 9 miles and from 3 to 19 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Norfolk
Top trails (6)
#1 - Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Beautiful gardens! There are miles of trails, but a five mile zig-zag loop should take in most everything. Most of the park is ADA accessable. There are boat tours and golf cart train tours for thoShow more
#2 - Elizabeth River Trail
Norfolk, Virginia
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Elizabeth River Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Norfolk, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walkShow more
#3 - Norfolk Waterside Trail
Harbor Park Stadium
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Norfolk Waterside Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Norfolk, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking anShow more
#4 - Norfolk Botanical Garden Lake Loop
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
Norfolk Botanical Garden Lake Loop is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Norfolk, Virginia that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hikShow more
#5 - Virginia Zoo Trail
Virginia Zoological Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
Please note: this is not a hiking trail, it is an excellent walk though a wonder zoo. There are partial closures due to COVID-19. Not for high speed hikers and certainly not a chance for solitude. BShow more
#6 - Kempsville Lake Loop
Kempsville Recreation Area
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 19 m
Note: There are signs posted here for residents and their guests only.Show more