Where to Find Some of the Best Hiking Trails in Virginia

Adventure is calling, and this is one call you won’t want to ignore! These hiking trails in Virginia will lead you through some of the most breathtaking areas of the Northern Neck peninsula. You’ll discover stunning coastlines, beautiful forests, and maybe even spot some rare birds and river otters along the way! Before you lace up your hiking boots, though, make sure you look through our free Vacation Guide. It’s an essential tool for exploring everything our area has to offer!

Explore the Northern Neck!

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

If you’d like to explore some of the undisturbed beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, but a strenuous hike seems a little too daunting, Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve is the place for you. Here, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll on a relatively flat, 1.8-mile path through marshlands, upland forests, and a beautiful stretch of sandy shoreline. There’s a boardwalk, two platforms for observing wildlife, and informative signs. Keep an eye out for river otters and listen for the sweet lullabies from migratory songbirds!

Belle Isle State Park

You won’t have any trouble filling a day at Belle Isle State Park near our inn! It’s home to 10 miles of easy trails and fantastic picnic spots to rest and refuel throughout your afternoon. Belle Isle also features seven miles of shoreline with views of shimmering waters and coastal breezes. If you’d like to venture out onto the water, you can enjoy convenient kayak and canoe rentals nearby!

The location and orientation of this state park on the Rappahannock River also make it perfect for watching sunsets. After a full day of adventures, reward yourself with a front-row seat to the beauty in the skies!

Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve

For those of you who prefer a more moderate difficulty for your hikes, feel free to check out Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve. This hidden gem of the Northern Neck is only 15 minutes away from the Hope and Glory Inn! You can explore several different routes here, and each one has the same destination: natural beauty. This 250-acre space of forest and wetlands is home to over 500 different plant species!

Rest Your Legs at the Hope and Glory Inn Nearby!

Cottage 5 at Hope and Glory Inn

What do all of these hiking destinations have in common? They’re all only minutes away from our award-winning inn and vineyard! While you’re planning for excitement and adventure in the Northern Neck, make sure you save plenty of time for relaxation, too! The Hope and Glory Inn is the ideal place to kick off your hiking boots and unwind. Take a dip in our salt-water pool. Then, grab a drink from our bar and write down why you’re in “Detention, You’ll discover the true meaning of relaxation here!

When it’s time to sleep, you can settle into one of our elegant rooms or cottages and let the tranquility wash over you. From the cozy living room on the first floor to the premium king bedroom above, Cottage 5 is a perfect example of the accommodations you can expect throughout our inn.

Pick your favorite and choose your path to paradise!