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Bike Paths and Trails in Hampton Roads

Bike Paths and Trails in Hampton Roads Virginia


Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
Address: 1246 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Description: Paved, 8.3 mile trail adjacent to the Dismal Swamp Canal and threads through some of the most uniquely historical and ecologically significant habitats in the United States.

Indian River Park
Address: 2003 Rokeby Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Description: Bike Trail with changes in elevation for mountain bikers

Oak Grove Lake Park
Address: 409 Bryon Street, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Description: 1.5 mile circular multi-use fitness trail for walking, jogging and biking, runs the perimeter of the 65-acre lake.


Fort Monroe Seawall Trail
Address: Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Description: Get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and see historical and scenic views along the Fort Monroe Seawall Trail. The 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.  Bikes allowed.

Gosnold Hope Park
Address: 901 E. Little Back River Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Description: Hampton BMX, formerly Hampton Supertrack, has been located in Gosnold Hope Park for over 30 years. The track is opened to the public to ride during daylight hours.  The track is closed to free-riding when the track is wet, when volunteers are performing maintenance on the track, or during events.

Matteson Trail
Address: 320 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Description: The Matteson Trail is located at the Hampton’s Golf Course and encircles the course. This is a 3-mile nature/fitness asphalt trail.

Sandy Bottom Nature Park
Address: 1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Description: Bikes are allowed on all but two trails, Osprey Point Trail and Wood Duck Trail.

Waterwalk at Central Park
Address: Begin at Bass Pro Shops, 1792 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666 or Air Power Park, 413 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669
Description: Walkers, runners, and bikers of all ages are welcome to explore this hidden path. Stretching from the Power Plant shopping area to historic Air Power Park, your walk will take you behind Hampton Coliseum and Coliseum Lake. 2 ¼ -mile linear trail.


Newport News Bikeway at Newport News Park
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23603
Description: 5.3 mile, shaded, hard-packed gravel and natural surface bike loop. Bike rentals available.

Riverview Farm Park Trail
Address: 105 City Farm Road, Newport News, VA 23602
Description: 2 mile paved multi-use trail. Smooth paved ride that’s perfect for the whole family. Helmets are recommended for all riders and are required for riders 14 and younger.

Harwood Mills Trail
Address: Oriana Road, Yorktown, VA 23693
Description: 5.9 miles of natural surface mountain bike trails. Three trails of increasing difficulty connected by multi-use trails.

Mariners’ Lake Natural Area Trail
Address: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
Description: 5 mile (one way) mountain bike trail through the woods in the Mariners’ Lake Natural Area of the Mariners’ Museum and Park.


Elizabeth River Trail
Address: Norfolk waterfront.
Description: Multi-use trail. 10.5 miles along Norfolk’s iconic waterfront from NSU to Lochhaven.

Northside Park Mountain Bike Trail
Address: 8401 Tidewater Dr., Norfolk, VA 23518
Description: Single-track mountain bike trail.  Three trails of varying difficulties.


Portsmouth City Park
Address: 5 Cpl J M Williams Avenue, Portsmouth, VA 23701
Description: Waterfront trail connects to wooded Friendship Gardens. Great for walking. Paved surfaces for bike riding.

Portsmouth Seawall
Address: 1 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA
Description: Portsmouth’s premiere downtown waterfront boardwalk. 1 mile.


Park to Park Trail
Address: Nike Park, Nike Park Road
Carrollton, Virginia 23314 to Windsor Castle Park, 705 Cedar St, Smithfield, VA 23430
Description: The Park-to-Park Trail is an approximately 4 mile multi-use trail connecting Carrollton Nike Park to the Town of Smithfield’s Windsor Castle Park.


Seaboard Coastline Trail
Address: Co Rd 658, Suffolk, VA 23435
Description: 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail that features a lake and is good for all skill levels.


City View Park
Address: 2073 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Features 2 paved and 1 soft trail.

False Cape State Park
Address: 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Description: 18 trails open to bikers varying from easy to moderate difficulties.

First Landing State Park – Cape Henry & Live Oak Trails
Address: 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: Cape Henry & Live Oak trails open to bikers.

Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area
Address: 5381 Shell Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Featuring paved and soft trails.

Mount Trashmore Park
Address: 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Skate park for BMX bikers to enjoy along with hard surfaced trails for walkers, joggers and bikers with scenic views of lakes, mountain and other park amenities.

Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park
Address: 3740 Dam Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: 0.63 mile Shared-Use Path

Providence Park
Address: 952 Reon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Features two hard shared-use paths.

Stumpy Lake Natural Area
Address: 4797 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Soft surface trail is​ surrounded by dense forest, Hikers, bikers, walkers and runners share the trail. Off-road bicycle tires recommended.

West Neck Creek Natural Area
Address: 2249 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: This natural area has been kept in its natural state with the exception of a series of shared-use​​ trails that total approximately 2.5 miles of soft path and .3 miles of paved ADA compliant trails.

Williams Farm Park
Address: 2249 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Three sub-1/2 mile shared-use paths. Skateboards, bikes, razors, kick scooters, and rollerblades are permitted in the skate park.


Battlefield Trail
Address: Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, Virginia 23690
Description: Seven miles beginning at the visitor center parking lot.

Colonial Parkway
Address: Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, Virginia 23690
Description: 23-mile roadway. Begins at the visitor center parking lot to Historic Jamestowne visitor center parking lot. Bicycles not permitted in tunnel, however there are directions for circumventing it.

Encampment Tour 
Address: Surrender Field, Yorktown, Virginia 23690
Description: Nine miles beginning at Surrender Field

New Quarter Park
Address: 1000 Lakeshead Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Description: Nearly 6 miles of mountain bike trails

While you’re out, here is a map of publicly accessible bike racks and bike repair stations in Hampton Roads – There are now more than 500!  Know of another one?  Submit a location to be mapped.

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