Waller Mill Park Loop
ElevationAscent: 387' 118 m
Descent: -391' -119 m
High: 152' 46 m
Low: 60' 18 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A singletrack route close to Williamsburg, VA following three loops with great lake views.”— Benjamin Stametz
To start this run as mapped, head north, then west on the Lookout Tower Trail. This is the longest of the three trails at Waller Mill Park and is mostly singletrack with little elevation gain/loss but lots of small ups and downs. The path is winding, and you'll find yourself changing direction many times during a run here. There are exposed roots, but overall it is a smooth trail with great views of Waller Mill Reservoir. The trailheads is easy to locate and just south of the Dog Park. The beginning is a short stint on a singletrack path and the trail then meets a hardened bike path. Head left on the bike path, following the signs. The bike path parallels the road for a short distance to cross the reservoir. The trail then turns to the left to enter the woods with a sign to clearly mark the turn. You'll then complete a loop and head back on the same section when returning to the parking lot.
From the parking lot, continue south on Bayberry Nature Trail. This trail iss mostly singletrack, and the route is winding. There is little elevation gain/loss but lots of small ups and downs. There are exposed roots, but overall it is a smooth trail with great views of Waller Mill Reservoir. While skirting the reservoir you'll see a sign directing you to the shorter, half-mile loop. Stay to the right to complete the longer, 1 mile loop, giving you a total distance of 1.5 miles
At the end of Bayberry Nature Trail, turn right onto Shelter Trail for one last loop. This is only a 0.75 mile singletrack trail but proves as a nice increase to the distance of your outing and to link the other trails in Waller Mill Park. The trail is mostly smooth and compact with little to no elevation change.
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Land Manager: Williamsburg Parks & Recreation Department