The Elizabeth River Trail is a 10.5 mile urban biking and pedestrian trail along the Norfolk waterfront, maintained and marketed by the Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation with support from the City of Norfolk. The Foundation aims to enhance and expand the trail as a recreational, social, and educational destination that improves environmental awareness, neighborhood connectivity, and innovative economic development in Norfolk, Virginia.Make Elizabeth River Trail a centerpiece of your Norfolk vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Norfolk trip itinerary tool .
Elizabeth River Trail Reviews
The City did a great job of making something good here: they have preserved some waterfowl habitat, and marshland, and really made a go of it although it must have been a challenge given the businesse... more »
There was a time when Norfolk posted signs which read "Sailors and Dogs Stay off The Lawns". No more. This trail is part of a master planned re urbanization of the river front which has succeeded in t... more »
Really cool urban walking/biking trail. I've walked to end to end, as well as small segments from time to time. It's about 12 miles long, and has quite a bit of variation. It starts on the riverfront near Harbor Park, stays along the river up to Nauticus, then forks. You take it through Ghent, or the Fort Norfolk area (I recommend option 2), then re-converges in Chelsea.
Love this trail. So glad to be introduced to it by running and biking through Norfolk. It's great seeing all the new trail improvements and all the shops that have opened along the way.
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