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The Noland Trail

306 Reviews
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The Noland Trail

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Trudie W wrote a review Jul 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Noland Trail is a wonderful 5 mile trail through woods and along several lakes. It is not totally flat, so you get a good workout; however, keep your eyes on the trail because there are a lot of raised roots all along and you can easily fall is not alert. Crowded on the weekends but still nice.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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geebee789 wrote a review Feb 2020
Yorktown, Virginia, United States73 contributions14 helpful votes
We walked clockwise around the five mile trail on a cool, sunny winter's day. At this time of year there are good lake views through the trees and the winding slightly undulating trail with many high quality bridges is a delight. There is a natural break around three miles at the Lion Bridge and one can walk over to see the impressive James River, where the first settlers sailed by on their way to Jamestown in 1607. The trail was not muddy even after recent heavy rain. It is a wide, well marked and cleared trail with many tree roots.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TravelNut12309 wrote a review Feb 2020
Newport News, Virginia240 contributions108 helpful votes
Trail has option at Lions Bridge area to cut out the last up-and-down part, take flat Meadow Path back to Mariners Museum. Easy surface on the feet, roots and other obstructions are almost always marked with orange paint to avoid trip hazards. There are lookout points, a picnic area with Port-a-Potty about halfway through, at least 11 footbridges over the fingers of a Lake Maury that the trail goes around. This is not really disabled-friendly, with numerous uphills and downhills, but all on a wide path suitable for walking sticks. Lots of dog walkers and runners, but usually you can be alone for long stretches among the lovely trees. Keep an eye out for deer.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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oobiedoobieshadooby wrote a review Feb 2020
Newport News, Virginia158 contributions80 helpful votes
This can be a decent 5 mile(ish) walk. Park in Mariners Museum lot. Nice views around the lake. No major hills, and options next to areas with steps to go along side, for those of us who have issues with actual "steps/stairs". Stumps/obstacles are painted with day-glo paint. Mile markers and bridge markers are well done. Nice walk, but since it is around a lake, you need to commit-no short cuts, you either do it all or turn around, to make sure you are off by dark. Nice "home" trail to do regularly.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mrs-Mr-Wiggles wrote a review Jan 2020
Yorktown, Virginia123 contributions33 helpful votes
My running friend brought her very clumsy friend (me) here for a light run to prepare for an 8k. Even though I fell on the uneven surfaces and little earth stairs they have going on, it was a beautiful park and beautiful seanary . I believe it's about 2-5 miles. Just go. And watch your feet.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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