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5 Trails to Enjoy in Hampton

If you are looking for a walk in a park, or a walk along the beach, Hampton has the perfect place for you to exercise outdoors. Lace up your sneakers, and go for a walk, run, or bike ride on one of our trails. Each trail has its unique trait, so we are sure you will find one you love. 

These trails include: 

Sandy Bottom Nature Park 

Walking Distance: 12 miles of nature trails 

Hampton’s premier park has 11 different trail systems for you to walk, run, or bike.  These trails are filled with wildlife, water views, and soft surfaces. Along with its many trails, Sandy Bottom Nature Park is also known for its environmental education and wildlife management facility. With so much to explore, you will have to take several visits to Sandy Bottom Nature Park for the full adventure. 

Gosnold’s Hope Park 

Walking Distance: Short fitness trail 

Gosnold’s Hope Park is the second largest park in the City of Hampton, and features many opportunities for being active. It creates the perfect backdrop for active kids and adults of all ages. With a fitness trail, athletic fields, children’s playground, kayak launch, and fitness area, there is always something to see and explore. 

Waterwalk at Central Park 

Walking Distance: 2 ¼ -mile linear trail 

A new trail in Hampton, Waterwalk at Central Park is perfect for a stroll at any time of the day. 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. It is a peaceful location, and great for enjoying the beauty of nature. 

Matteson Trail

Walking Distance: 3 miles 

Bring your dog on your walk as you adventure to the Matteson Trail at Hampton’s Golf Course. With a nature/fitness asphalt trail, it is a relaxing walk for you and your furry friend. Open from sunrise to sunset, it is an out and back trail, featuring a majestic lake. Make sure to be on the look out for any stray golf balls from the golf course! 

Fort Monroe Seawall Trail 

Walking Distance: 3.9 miles out and back 

The Chesapeake Bay creates a beautiful backdrop for your daily exercise. This trail is great for all skill levels, and the view only makes it better. While on your walk, take time to learn about Fort Monroe’s impact on Hampton history, with markers around the fort. Fort Monroe Seawall Trail is open year-round for visitors and residents to enjoy. 

Looking for something else? These are also great places for short walks and enjoying the outdoors: