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Great trail with good walking path. Enjoy the wetlands for half the walk with beautiful bridges and scenic overlooks and the other half through wooded trails. I saw deer, turtles, fish, and woodpeckers while hiking. If you want to make it a little longer then take Wynn’s Mill loop and see some really cool civil war era earthen structures that confederate soldiers used to defend union advances from marching to Richmond.

Overall I enjoyed both the park and the trails. Portions of the trails were closed, but the rest of the park was beautiful. The trails range from easy to moderate.

mountain biking
bugs
muddy
over grown
4 days ago

Good little ride today. Nothing special. There are holes in the trails where standing water is. I wasn’t too concerned with them. The exposed tree roots are a little more bumpy than I would have like since I was on a hybrid bike. Loud from the highway just as everyone else has commenters. Pine needles everywhere on the twirls!!)$

I don’t know if I can really actually rate accurately since almost all the trails were closed. It was a $15 entrance fee to see the waterfalls. Clear paths and pretty views with plenty of parking.

hiking
bugs
over grown
scramble
5 days ago

It’s a great trail but the park system has not done ANYTHING to maintain...prepare as if bushwhacking your way through. Lots of trees down ( old wood) so watch for snakes and don’t forget chiggars if straddling over or under, some places you can go around but then you’re bushwhacking your way through. Deer are using the trail and ticks were EVERYWHERE! Spray your clothes and check your dogs and yourself cause you’ll have some on ya! The trail itself is marked great but pay attention or you will find yourself heading wrong direction-if you don’t see the white markings in a “ questionable turn” double back because the trail is marked very well-just a lot “ false trails” ( deer), downed trees, etc...I had to watch out for my friend who was leading the way ( he was clearing all the spider webs

The entire park is great. Fantastic overlooks of the white water falls. Different trails from easy to hard. Picnic grounds. Gravel trails are good for biking. Suggest going earlier in morning cause it fills up quick.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
rocky
scramble
washed out
6 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

This is a great “after work” walk or easy hike. White oak trail is 2.6 but there are several other loops attached that can up your mileage- twin forts, for example, adds another quick.7 mi. Well marked and maintained. Drains fairly well with ways around puddles that may form. Wooden bridges in wooded area are extremely slippery with mold- like sideways slipping ice on a 85 degree day. The most turtles I’ve ever seen anywhere on bridge near parking. Lots of Wildlife and some trails have rattler warnings( not this one, but some that runs off it). Lots of roots, not a lot of rocks. Nice packed sandy base is kind to legs. Early civil war battlefield with, they say, some of the best preserved earthen works in the country. Part of Newport News Park which has separate facilities for fields,Playgrounds, restrooms, camping,boating, bike trail.

Many of the trails were closed due to flash flooding. We had to improvise to make our trip worthwhile.

little muddy today but still a lot of fun.

hiking
muddy
13 days ago

trail running
16 days ago

Really nice community trail, easily accessible for everyone with multiple points of entry. Spent a perfect spring evening here running the low-graded trails with blooming Mtn laurels. Literally everyone I passed smiled or waved, how nice.

hiking
19 days ago

One of my favorite trails!! The change in terrain makes for a nice challenge, the change in scenery throughout the trails is awesome, love the multitude of difference flowers. Yes, the warning signs about extreme terrain, snakes, and insects are all appropriate as well, so go in prepared!

The entry is $15. We got there around 10am (in mid-Apr) and could easily find parking. It got crowded in the afternoon, so plan to get there early. The hike is very easy. The lookouts provide a beautiful view of the falls. We found a spot on the rocks where we sat for a while and enjoyed the beauty of this place. We spotted lot of slugs in various spots. Will visit again.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
22 days ago

Nice in the beginning but trail isn’t well marked towards the middle. Had to double back a few times and ended up making my own with it. Will try again another day. Nice trail for clearing your head and just focusing on the trails.

Easy and great for strollers, walking, or biking.

hiking
25 days ago

Wonderful flat wide clear clean trail. Tons of wildlife to see all kinds of turtles fish and a white egret. There was an observation tower with built in binoculars too! I want to go again. Highly recommend. There is one part of the path where you can hear the highway but what can you do...Just another example of people encroaching on animals space.

hiking
25 days ago

About half wooded and half exposed areas.

We couldn’t do the whole loop as planned because the river trail was partially closed but luckily there’s enough connector trails to improvise. It was a good 4.2 mi hike, not too strenuous with just a couple inclines/ downhill sections. The not onwards leading trails are less busy which was great for us and our two dogs.

A great trail, good things to see, and long. We found pyrite on this trail, too, which was fun for the kids. Bring plenty of water!

hiking
1 month ago

I’m in Richmond on business and this was a very pretty trail. Lots of people, so I felt safe. Easy trail, but lots to look at.

Nice 7 miles hike. Even thought there aren’t a lot of views, we saw deers, frogs and birds. Nice for a morning hike!

The trails are exceptionally well marked and maintained. The $10 parking fee keeps the crowds down. It was muddy after a wet week, but not terrible. Nice views of the bay.

Very nice trail with no crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

57.7 miles in total with spurs, all of which is nice but 1/3 of it is outstanding great for walking , biking and horseback

Great hike! A tree had fallen across the trail.

Great, well kept park/trail. Good for anyone who want to get out in the woods. Kept well enough to push a stroller. Beautiful Hike, will be visiting often.

mountain biking
1 month ago

rode close to 20 miles today. great trail

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