Newport News Park Loop
ElevationAscent: 458' 140 m
Descent: -458' -140 m
High: 132' 40 m
Low: 29' 9 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“A combination of three trails that provide a nice loop throughout the Newport News Park.”— Donovan Fitzgerald
Family Friendly This is a very flat trail, and you can edit the length if the little ones grow tired. There are lots on benches along the way, and Civil War trenches and berms throughout the hike.
The loop is shown starting at the beginning of the Twin Forts Loop off the Long Meadow Trail (.5 Mile). The Long Meadow Trail starts from the Bikeway Trail (Mile Marker 1 from the Campground). The loop can be started from various locations such as the E Loop Campground Connector (Site -184) or from two locations in the Day Use part of the park, Discovery Center - the Dam #1 Bridge Trail (short) or the Swamp Bridge Trail (longer).
Every trail intersection is well marked with signs stating the trail options and distances. If you want to add exterior loops and distance to the route you can add the Sycamore Creek Trail (.5 Mile) or the Swamp Fire Trail (.3 Mile). These trails will bring you out to the Bikeway Trail that straddles the hiking area to the NW. From there you can re-enter the designated hiking areas from one of four locations.
The trails are all relatively flat with only minor elevation changes. There are only water and restroom stations in the campground and day use areas. All water and food for the trails must be carried in.
The park is pet friendly, but they must be leashed at all times, and you must provide proof of Rabies Vaccination.
Land Manager: City of Newport News, VA - Parks