Best Walking in Virginia

This list represents the most popular walking in Virginia. Use this list to plan your next Virginia walking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Old Rag Fire Road

    27 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 3,329 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.3 miles

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. ...

  • #2 New River Trail State Park

    14 Reviews

    Galax, VA

    Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote corner of Virginia, where the river and forest and historical mining ...
    •  57 miles
    •  Guide

    Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote ...

  • #3 Bald Cypress Trail, Virginia Beach

    4 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    First Landing/Seashore State Park is an ecological jewel in the midst of the heavily populated northern part of Virginia Beach. Almost 20 miles of trails wind through 2,800 acres of maritime ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    First Landing/Seashore State Park is an ecological jewel in the midst of the heavily populated northern part of Virginia ...

  • #4 Mount Trashmore Park

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Mount Trashmore Park was the first landfill park in the world. It was conceived during the 1960s, when ecological consciousness was increasing. Opened to the public in 1973, the park continues ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Trashmore Park was the first landfill park in the world. It was conceived during the 1960s, when ecological consciousness ...

  • #5 Huckleberry Trail

    3 Reviews

    Blacksburg, VA

    This absolutely gorgeous trail winds through plush pastures, quiet neighborhoods, and pocket woods in a region famous for its coal history. Spring is especially beautiful, with the blooming ...
    •  5.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This absolutely gorgeous trail winds through plush pastures, quiet neighborhoods, and pocket woods in a region famous for ...

  • #6 The Courthouse, Virginia Beach

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The Virginia Beach Municipal Center may seem misplaced, since it is not near the commercial centers of the city. However, a look at a map shows that it is actually in the geographic heart of ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The Virginia Beach Municipal Center may seem misplaced, since it is not near the commercial centers of the city. However, ...

  • #7 Colonial Williamsburg

    2 Reviews

    Williamsburg, VA

    This walk leads you through the streets of the colonial capital. You will see where early Americans lived, shopped, worshipped, and enacted laws to govern the English colony and later the American ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This walk leads you through the streets of the colonial capital. You will see where early Americans lived, shopped, worshipped, ...

  • #8 Norfolk

    3 Reviews

    Norfolk, VA

    Along this walk, you will see the bustling central business district, the scenic waterfront, charming historic neighborhoods, and some of the other attractions that draw visitors and area residents ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Along this walk, you will see the bustling central business district, the scenic waterfront, charming historic neighborhoods, ...

  • #9 Riverbend Park and the Potomac Heritage Trail

    2 Reviews

    Great Falls, VA

    Enjoy woodland, pond, and river vistas and a family-friendly experience in this grand Potomac River setting in Fairfax County. Only about 20 miles from the White House, Riverbend Park and its ...
    •  3 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy woodland, pond, and river vistas and a family-friendly experience in this grand Potomac River setting in Fairfax County. ...

  • #10 Hazel Mountain Trail

    5 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Hazel Mountain Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 2,846 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.0 miles

    Hazel Mountain Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. ...

  • #11 Huntley Meadows Park

    3 Reviews

    Alexandria, VA

    Huntley Meadows Park is a huge nature preserve located in southern Fairfax County. It’s a great place to take a short hike and spend a lot of time observing wildlife, especially birds. Covering ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Huntley Meadows Park is a huge nature preserve located in southern Fairfax County. It’s a great place to take a short hike ...

  • #12 Chessie Nature Trail

    1 Reviews

    Rockbridge County, VA

    Chessie Nature Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Rockbridge County, Virginia. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 865 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.1 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Chessie Nature Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Rockbridge County, Virginia. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 865 ...

  • #13 Back Bay, Virginia Beach

    2 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Depending on the season, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge can be a bird watcher’s paradise. Nearly 300 species of birds have been observed around the beaches, bays, and marshes of the refuge. ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Depending on the season, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge can be a bird watcher’s paradise. Nearly 300 species of birds ...

  • #14 Winkler Botanical Preserve

    0 Reviews

    Alexandria, VA

    A private nature sanctuary hidden in western Alexandria, Winkler Botanical Preserve is a lovely and unusual place to take a mini hike in the city while feeling like you are far from it. The Winkler ...
    •  1–2 hours
    •  0.9 miles
    •  Guide

    A private nature sanctuary hidden in western Alexandria, Winkler Botanical Preserve is a lovely and unusual place to take ...

  • #15 Lake Accotink Trail

    1 Reviews

    Springfield, VA

    This wide dirt trail travels around a forested lake in the heart of suburbia—a not-so-secret escape for evening and weekend jaunts. Surface: Dirt and gravel.
    •  3.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This wide dirt trail travels around a forested lake in the heart of suburbia—a not-so-secret escape for evening and weekend ...

  • #16 Rudee Inlet

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    At the south end of the Virginia Beach resort and hotel area, known as “The Strip,” you will find a wide, sandy beach enjoyed year-round by surfers, strollers, anglers, and sun seekers. Sea gulls ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    At the south end of the Virginia Beach resort and hotel area, known as “The Strip,” you will find a wide, sandy beach enjoyed ...

  • #17 The North End, Virginia Beach

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The North End, as locals call the neighborhoods in the northeastern corner of the city, is one of the most prestigious addresses in Virginia Beach. Residents have fiercely protected the area ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The North End, as locals call the neighborhoods in the northeastern corner of the city, is one of the most prestigious addresses ...

  • #18 Jamestown

    1 Reviews

    Jamestown, VA

    The first representative legislative assembly in North America met in Jamestown 12 years after the town was founded. Jamestown remained the colonial capital until 1698, when a fire burned the ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The first representative legislative assembly in North America met in Jamestown 12 years after the town was founded. Jamestown ...

  • #19 Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial

    0 Reviews

    Arlington, VA

    The close-in Potomac River Island is a self-contained parkland with impressive views of Georgetown and Rosslyn. It features the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and nature preserve, along with a ...
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The close-in Potomac River Island is a self-contained parkland with impressive views of Georgetown and Rosslyn. It features ...

  • #20 Elizabeth River, Virginia Beach

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Smack in the middle of the most populated area of the city, this walk through the woods and along the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River will introduce you to a rich ecosystem brimming with ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Smack in the middle of the most populated area of the city, this walk through the woods and along the eastern branch of the ...