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One of the best jewels of Newport News

Well-maintained, daytime use only, 5-mile loop trail with fabulous views of skies, wildlife and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newport News, Virginia
Awesome trail!

This trail is well-maintained and a lot of fun to walk/run/bring dogs. There are many elevation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zach W
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100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-maintained, daytime use only, 5-mile loop trail with fabulous views of skies, wildlife and Lake Maury. While the main trails deep inside the Noland Trail are not accessible to bicyclists/wheelchairs/umbrella strollers (there are sections with stairs), there are great views for those on wheels near...More

Thank Mishka360
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is well-maintained and a lot of fun to walk/run/bring dogs. There are many elevation changes, great views of the bay and lakes and you may run across deer. Look for the ospreys on the bay side.

Thank Zach W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good little trail with some nice ups and downs. The wooded scenery helps to keep you cool as you transition through the forest to the bridges over the water. Plenty of parking. I would not recommend this trail with strollers or little...More

2  Thank bugmalmberg
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of the great treasures of Newport News. A beautiful trail, 5 miles long winding around a large lake, with many bridges and photo op spots.

Thank foodmeplease0823
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The trail around the lake has many elevation changes. The walk surface is well maintained with only a few exposed roots. The scenery is wonderful.

Thank David H
Reviewed 27 May 2018

I have hiked here every time I visit Newport News. It is a lovely area and well maintained trails. Beautiful viewing areas and so much wildlife. Especially turtles, fish and water snakes. The only drawback is the road construction currently going on. It is noisy...More

Thank skaneateles60
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This trail is super popular as can be seen from the parking lot and the number of people you see on the trail. I didn't have time to do the whole loop so I took the opportunity to walk to the first look-out spot which...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Noland Trail is a 5 mile trail around a lake by the Mariner's Museum. The trail is wide and easy to follow. Go in the morning, at 0750 or 0800 when it's still cool. There are endless scenic views and if you are by...More

2  Thank chris k
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Until I visited this place I did not know Newport News could be so beautiful. This a five miles trail through forest, lake wonderful for a hike or bike. You will encounter scenic sites throughout the journey. I always prefer to enter from the James...More

3  Thank BCh072015
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The trail is 5 miles long and winds around Lake Maury. There are plenty of turtles to see sunning themselves on logs in the lake. It took about two hour with all the stops looking at flowers, trees and turtles. If you have the time...More

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11 April 2017|
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Response from Eric O | Reviewed this property |
Part of the trail can be accessed with a mobility scooter other parts are more difficult to navigate due to roots and there are steps in some areas
26 November 2016|
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