Newport News Park

Newport News, Virginia 23608

Newport News Park

Newport News Park Professional Review and Guide

"At 8,000-plus acres, Newport News Park is the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi, though large swaths are essentially untrammeled. The loop described here takes in both historical and ecological landmarks. It works well as an introduction for campers—or anyone else—looking to explore the outlying trail network.

Before setting out, take a moment to visit the park’s Discovery Center, where you will find aquariums, terrariums, and related displays on park wildlife. In addition to maps, you can pick up a trail guide that corresponds to numbered posts along the way. Then begin your hike beside a historic marker noting the nowsubmerged Warwick River’s role in the Civil War. The first trail of this loop, the Twin Forts Loop, tells that story in detail."

Newport News Park Reviews

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Hickory Hollow is an extremely pleasant walk more so than a hike. This is not to take away from the beauty of these trails. The environments one traverses through on this hike epitimise the very nature of the northern neck.

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Trail Information

Newport News
Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Hiking, Camping, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
Newport News Park. Contact the park office at (757) 888-3333 or visit
Local Contacts
At signboard, visitor information building, and discovery center.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018