Trails Near Portsmouth, VA

Backbone Trail

This is a nice trail taking off near the visitor's center and crosing several other trails.


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  • 2.6 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Beechlake Park

Beechlake Park is a 0.3 mile loop trail located near Newport News, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 0.3 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Bells Mill Park

Two big open fields connected by a beautiful trail along a lake. The two big loops offer little except the wetlands view along the edge.


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  • 2.5 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

Bike Trail At Waller Mill

Paved joint use trail. The entry trail from park headquarters (and parking) hits the middle of the trail so you can go out and back in both directions or just one for a shorter route.


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  • 4.6 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Bikeway At Newport News Park

A nice loop trail from the campground at Newport News Park passing through beautiful mature forrest.


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  • 5.5 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Black Bear Run Connector Trail

Black Bear Run Connector Trail is a 0.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Blue Bird Loop Trail

Another short trail at Hoffler Creek. To be enjoyed by itself or combined with the main trail and the other short loops.


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  • 0.6 miles
  • Portsmouth, VA

Bluebird At Hoffler Creek

A nice trail out to the salt marsh observation deck on the creek.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Portsmouth, VA

Bluebird Loop Trail

A short loop trail around the Amphitheater, Visitors Center, parking lots and along the York River. A chance to experience the park on an accessable trail.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Cape Henry Trail (Main Trail)

Cape Henry Trail (Main Trail) is a 6.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Virginia Beach, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 6.3 miles
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Chesapeake Arboretum North Loop

This is the northern loop, across from the house and parking lot. is a wide smooth trail and should be accessable for all ability levels.


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  • 1 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

Cruise The James

Cruise The James is a 28 mile out and back trail located near Newport News, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 28 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Deep Creek Park

An easy one mile trail with litle to see along the way. Trail should be okay for ADA and all skill levels.


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  • 1 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

Diamond Springs Road Trail

The Diamond Springs Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach–Norfolk region for non-motorized use.


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  • 1.1 miles
  • Norfolk, VA

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail

The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a former section of Virginia State Rt. 17, now a multiuse trail open to bicycling, walking, running, horseback riding, and boating. The north trailhead is located at the intersection of Dominion Blvd and Old Rt 17 in Chesapeake, VA, and runs south 8.5 miles.


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  • 8.5 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

Elizabeth River Trail

The Elizabeth River Trail–Atlantic City Spur runs for 9.5 miles between Harbor Park Stadium and the Norfolk International Terminals. The trail occupies a railroad right-of-way yet incorporates a sea-faring history as it follows part of Norfolk's waterfront.


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  • 9.49 miles
  • Norfolk, VA

False Cape State Park

False Cape State Park is a 17 mile out and back trail located near Virginia Beach, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.


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  • 17 miles
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Finger Lake Trail

Beautiful walk past lakes and big pine trees.


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  • 3 miles
  • Suffolk, VA

First Landing State Park

First Landing State Park contains a number of trails for both multi-use (biking and hiking) and hiking only. Osmanthus and Long Creek trails are but 2 examples of trails reserved specifically for hikers that present totally different views and environments.


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  • 12 miles
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Forestry Trail

Forestry Trail is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near Surry, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 0.7 miles
  • Surry, VA

Fort Monroe Seawall Trail

This trail follows the seawall for two miles and comes back. It is paved and level so it is accessable all the way.


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  • 4 miles
  • Fort Monroe, VA

Fossil Beach

A beautiful walk along the York River bluffs. If you are interested in taking a fossil home, check with the park rangers.


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  • 1.3 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Great Bridge Lock

This park beside the Great Bridge Locks is suitable for all abilities. Most of the park is accessable.


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  • 0.8 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

Greensprings Greenway Trails

Greensprings Greenway Trails is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding, hiking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round.


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  • 3.1 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Homestead Trail

The lake, forrest and guided nature trail give you a lot for a short trail. Very level, well maintained and easy.


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  • 1.3 miles
  • Portsmouth, VA

Indian River Park Trail

Indian River Park is a good park to visit if you are looking for something a little more challenging than the average city owned trail.


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  • 3 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

James River Trail

James River Trail is a 1.4 mile out and back trail located near Surry, Virginia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 1.4 miles
  • Surry, VA

Jamestown Island 3 Mile Loop

A very easy trail, paved and level all the way. There is a three mile loop and a five mile loop to choose from.


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  • 3 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Jamestown Island 3 Mile Loop

A very easy trail, paved and level all the way. There is a three mile loop and a five mile loop to choose from.


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  • 3 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Kids Trail At Hoffler Creek

A nice little trail which is forrest part of the way and runs along the lake for part. Very short and easy or combine with the main trail. For ADA, only use the main trail section, out and back.


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  • 0.4 miles
  • Portsmouth, VA

Lake Maury

Lake Maury is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Newport News, Virginia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for mountain biking, trail running & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 4.8 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Lake Trail

Lake Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail located near Hampton, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 0.8 miles
  • Hampton, VA

Lakeside Loop

An easy trail, good for all ability levels. From the park entrance you will go all the way up to Swamp Bridge and then come back down to #1 Dam Bridge on the other side.


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  • 5 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Little Neck Road Trail

The Little Nec Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use.


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  • 3.3 miles
  • Norfolk, VA

Live Oak Trail

One of the shortest trails at First Landing State Park. Suitable for all abilities.


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  • 0.4 miles
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Long Meadow Trail

A half mile trail from Lee Hall Reservoir to the Bikeway. An easy trail, good for all abilities.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Lower Chippokes Creek Trail

An easy out and back trail from near the mansion to the Chippokes Creek.


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  • 1.9 miles
  • Surry, VA

Lynnhaven Parkway Trail

Lynnhaven Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Lishell Place and Stewart Drive. You can also link to theSalem Road Trail and the Rosemont Road Trail.


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  • 6.4 miles
  • Norfolk, VA

Main Trail

The trail runs most of the length of the park and then doubles back to the boat landing. It is a multi use trail for hiking, biking or running. It is wide enough for jeeps or pickups although they are not allowed.


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  • 6.5 miles
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Majestic Oak Trail

From the Spur Trail to the Foot Bridge, this is a beautiful hike. Most abilities can complete this trail.


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  • 2.2 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Mason Street Loop

Mason Street Loop is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Smithfield, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 1.7 miles
  • Smithfield, VA

Mattaponi Trail

Mattaponi Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 2 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Molly Mitchell Trail - To River

This trail is an easy two miles out. Continue on about a half mile longer and you will hit the river.


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  • 1.74 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

Multi Use At New Quarter

Multi Use at New Quarter is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 4 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Nelli Hayse Trail

Nelli Hayse Trail is a 0.6 mile out and back trail located near Chesapeake, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding, canoeing, hiking & trail running and is accessible year-round.


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  • 0.6 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

New Quarter Park

New Quarter Park is a 7 mile point-to-point trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.


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  • 7 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Newport News Park Trails

Newport News Park Trails is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Newport News, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 4.8 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Oak Grove Lake

A nice trail, but perhaps a little too nice. It can be very busy on nice weekends. The main trail runs around the lake.


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  • 1.7 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

Oak Grove Lake Park

A nice trail, but perhaps a little too nice. It can be very busy on nice weekends. The main trail runs around the lake.


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  • 1.75 miles
  • Chesapeake, VA

Osprey Trail

Osprey Trail is a 1.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Virginia Beach, Virginia that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 1.3 miles
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Pamunkey Trail

After less than a mile through beautiful forrest, you will come to a York River overlook.


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  • 1.8 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Rainbow Trail

Argueably the most diverse of the trails in the Lone Star Lakes. Veiws include lakes, swamp, woods and more.


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  • 3 miles
  • Suffolk, VA

South Entry To Boat Launch

An easy 3.5 mile out and back through forest, swamp and lake.


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  • 3.5 miles
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Sunshine Point Trail

A very short and easy out and back trail, amounst the beautiful Lone Star Lakes


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  • 0.6 miles
  • Suffolk, VA

Swamp Fire Trail

A short connector trail between White Oak Trail and the Bikeway.


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  • 0.3 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Sycamore Creek Trail

A nice short point to point trail conecting the White Oak Trail to the Bikeway. Good for all skill levels.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Newport News, VA

Taskanis Creek Trail

This trail was rerouted, extended and has more viewing platforms of the creek.


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  • 1.75 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Taskinas Trail

This trail was rerouted.


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  • 2.2 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

The Matteson Trail

This trail loops around the outside of the 27 hole Hamptons Golf Course. The trail is level and paved all the way so rollerbladers use it. It is well maintained by the City of Hampton, Virginia. Expect walkers, runners, rollerbladers, bicycles, baby strollers and dogs on leashes.


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  • 3.3 miles
  • Hampton, VA

Trillium At Sandy Bottom Nature Park

Hampton's premier park is a 456 acre environmental education and wildlife management facility. Born from borrow pits and garbage dumps, the park is truly a success story of reclamation of our natural resources.


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  • 3.3 miles
  • Hampton, VA

Waller Mill Resevoir & Tower Trail

A little harder than most of the trails in the park, it is well worth the effort. Most of the 4 mile loop is along the water. Be prepared for a lot of steep inclines and declines.


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  • 4 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Washington Ditch Boardwalk Trail

Washington Ditch Boardwalk Trail is a 1.2 mile loop trail located near Suffolk, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 1.2 miles
  • Suffolk, VA

White Hill Lake Trail

Woods, lake, swamp and the sand hill makes this a very diverse trail. Good for most ability levels.


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  • 1.4 miles
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Windsor Castle Three Mile Loop

Windsor Castle Three Mile Loop is a 3 mile loop trail located near Smithfield, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 3 miles
  • Smithfield, VA

Wood Duck Short Loop

Wood Duck Short Loop is a 0.5 mile loop trail located near Hampton, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 0.5 miles
  • Hampton, VA

Wood Duck Trail

Wood Duck Trail is a 1 mile loop trail located near Hampton, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 1 miles
  • Hampton, VA

Woodstock Pond Trail

Woodstock Pond Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Williamsburg, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 1.8 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Wynn'S Mill Loop

This is a wooded trail, good for all ability levels. It is a lot less traveled than some of the Newport News Park trails.


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  • 1.3 miles
  • Yorktown, VA

York River State Park

The unique estuarine enviornment is found at this 2,550 acre park serves as a nursery for the marine life throught the Chesapeake Bay. Taskinas Creek and the surrounding marsh within the park are designated as a Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve System in Virginia


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  • 25 miles
  • Williamsburg, VA

Yorktown Encampment Tour

Yorktown has two tour routes. The seven mile Battlefield Tour marked by red arrow signs begins at the visitor center parking lot. The nine mile Encampment Tour, marked by yellow arrow signs, begins at Surrender Field. Both routes utilize park tour roads and heavily traveled state highways; however


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  • 9 miles
  • Newport News, VA


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