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

This is the nice outdoor stroll especially if you like historical landmarks that you'll be able to pass and/or stop at.

Enjoyable walk. More of a walk through a storefront community on the water than your typical outdoor hiking trail though.

Not many earthworks sights to see along this trail but still a descent part of a hiking trip.

This is on the Auto Tour route. The speed limit is 25 so it’s like running in your neighborhood. That being said, didn’t see one car in the route. I ran at 9am on a Saturday and. I cats. Great run full of history. Pretty hilly.

Wonderful, historic ride thru the Yorktown battlefield in October. Did not like sharing the road with cars, as we parked at the Visitors Center. This was part road biking, part trail biking. Takes awhile if you stop and read the historic markers.

trail running
4 months ago

good trail to work on endurance base and cadence. had to cut short because of time.

I was very conflicted about how to rate this one. The map is very wrong. It has you walking into heavily wooded areas where there aren't any trails. I've lived in this area most my life so I've been here a time or two. It's very easy to make your own map/route so that's exactly what I did. The areas beautiful with a lot of history to see. Plus, it's by the beach. I parked by the beach so I could get the best of both worlds. So I don't recommend using this map but I highly recommend visiting the area.

walking
8 months ago

Enjoyed the scenery at this location, beautiful, boats in the water, sandy beach. It was a slight drizzle so not too many here.

walking
10 months ago

so much has been done to improve this area, love it.

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Beautiful little trail from white oak to bikeway trail. Very nice for a evening stroll. ..

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

A Beautiful walk on the beach with lot's of historical value.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This trail was nicely wooded once I got away from the road. The water was beautiful! It was very condensed and windy, though. While it might take 10 steps to go directly from point A to point B, I was going around 4 curves and taking about 50 steps before I got there. I passed other walkers, only to see them 2-3 more times in the same 5 min span.

walking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Went on a ranger led tour, very informative, afterwards we drove to different points of interest on the auto tour and walked in

Went in August, hot and humid, lots of people

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I really enjoyed this trail. It got out in the woods more than many in the park. This is one of my favorites for a close by trail.

walking
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A really nice walk along the beach.

walking
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I did this beautiful walk again today A little cold for swiming, but just right for scenic walking.

Really awesome piece of American History is the battlefield where British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington and the combined American and French forces.

on Sycamore Creek Trail

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Whoa, the views on this trail are amazing!!

hiking
Monday, August 26, 2013

This is a nice trail running from the bike-way back to White Oak. It is more secluded than some of the trails in the park.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

If you are using your GPS to get here, you will probably need to put Newport News Park as your destination.

I found this place very hard to navigate. There were signs posted, but the trails were close to overgrown in some spots and very hard to find when you had to cross a service road. From the trails that I was able to find, it was fairly flat with multiple switchbacks. Seems like a perfect place to take your kids if they are ready to learn.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some of it was interesting but I really do not like riding a bike in traffic. Better yet, lets stick to wooded trails. Lakes, rivers and views are the best!

mountain biking
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some of it was interesting but I really do not like riding a bike in traffic. Better yet, lets stick to wooded trails. Lakes, rivers and views are the best!

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

There is some duplication with the 9 mile trail. Be careful because this route brings you out onto busy state highways. Most of it is out in the open.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Too much wide open. I guess it is cool if you are into history. I cannot control or change what happened 230 years ago so I would rather focus on today. Others may not share my views because there are cars from all over the country at the visitor center. There are also limited hiking trails in the park.

hiking
Monday, June 24, 2013

Not a whole lot to it. Most of the trails are dirt roads you could drive a car on. I was hiking but I did not see any difficult parts for a bike.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hardwood Mills is very flat, and in my opinion a beginner trail for MTB throughout with many straight runs allowing for speed-play. There are two courses here. There is a beginner course and another trail section labeled advanced.... But the advanced sign should be removed and a 'beginner' marker should be added in its place; nothing advanced about Hardwood Mills.

I will say, however, that this course is an outstanding run for children and other beginners who are starting MTB. The forest is nice and there is a pier for fishing. This trail is a good one to take your girlfriend or anyone else who's a less than entry level rider, because of the flat terrain and minimal yet shallow climbs.

hiking
Saturday, December 22, 2012

The directions linked to trail details take you to a housing area with no parking. The trail is in an awesome location.

road biking
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Yorktown Battlefield park has road biking not mountain biking. I have been twice now and had a good time. Rode from George Washington's Headquarter to the French encampment and back. The trail is the tour road so you have to share it with cars. The speed limit is 15mph. We saw only one car the whole ride. Saw several bike riders, joggers and walkers. There is a connecting trail at Washington's headquarters to the Newport News Park Bike Trail (5.3mi). This is the off season for Yorktown Battlefield so not sure how the ride would be between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

mountain biking
Thursday, May 17, 2012

I started the trail at the Denbigh blvd side of the expert trail and then finished out on the advanced. Today was my first time riding at Harwood's Mill after not trail riding in over 8 years. I 'm going to say that the where the expert trail is a lot more narrow than the advanced trail, the advanced trail has longer and steeper climbs, MUCH better obstacles, and a much more enjoyable ride. I will agree with the other review of this place saying that the roots are kinda out of control but for riding in the woods I guess it comes with the territory. If you can get over the bUmPy ride you are sure to have a good time. This is going to be a trail that I will continue to ride seeing as how I can ride there from my house with a 8.5 round trip ride. Great day and I suggest everyone give it a shot.

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