Best Hiking Trails in Virginia Beach

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Virginia Beach, Virginia. All of our hiking trails face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Directions

Since 1936

Educational Sites, Forest, Boating, Wild Flowers, Fishing, Swimming, Dogs on Leash, Camping, Walking, Nature and Wildlife Areas, Parks, Nature, Picnic Area, Biking & Kid-Friendly

First Landing State Park has 2,888 acres of land and provides visitors a wide variety of activities. It has more than nineteen miles of hiking trails winding through the natural environment, guided ecological kayaking tours for exploration of the marshes and bays, and exhibits visitor center. Park presents opportunities for discovering a natural ecosystem with lagoons, large cypress trees, and uncommon plants. This entrance offers access to the launch and beach of the Narrows ferry, bike path, and hiking trails. You can also stay overnight in the park and campsite in the park. The park includes 19 miles of trails. The most popular place for fishing and crabbing is in the Narrows.

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Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 Directions

Since 1938

Wildlife Areas, Wild Flowers, Woodland, Dogs on Leash, Dunes, Forest, Picnic Area, Swimming and Crossing the Paths, While Watching, Beautiful Waterfowl, Beach, Farm Fields, Walking, Nature Trail, Fishing & Boating

'Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge' is an 8,000-acre marine refuge bordering on the east of the Atlantic Ocean and to the west of Back Bay. The barrier islands include massive dunes, freshwater marshes, wetlands, ocean beach, and coastal forests, wintering wildfowl impoundments. Back Bay sits about 18 miles south of the resort. The Refuge Grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Approximately 10,000 snow geese and an extensive range of ducks visit Back Bay NWR at the height of fall migration, usually in December. It has over 9,250 acres on and around a narrow strip of coastline typical of barrier islands along the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf.


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4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 Directions

Since 1966

Nature and Parks, Group Tours, Fishing, Interpretive Programs, Birding, Camping, Guided Kayak Trips, Hiking and Biking Trails, Wildlife, Mountain & Walking

False Cape State Park is located at an area of 4,321 acres and 5.9 miles from the ocean, stretching to the North Carolina border. It is one of the last undisturbed coastal areas on the East Coast the park includes traditional camping and a comprehensive system of environmental education. False Cape is an opportunity to explore nature in one-of-a-kind surroundings. Visitors can spend an hour exploring the park in Barbour Hill contact station town. The park has primitive camping facilities, tents only and provides 12 sites. Drinking water is accessible at three locations, all in the section of Barbour Hill near the contact station and close to the two campgrounds. This place has a cemetery and a church site.

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