Virginia Beach, VA Trails and Parks

Virginia Beach has 34 trails in the vicinity, including 16 for walking and 5 for mountain biking. These trails range from 1 to 36 miles in length. The most popular trails are False Cape State Park / Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, Back Bay to False Cape and First Landing State Park. Trails.com member Nick D. recently completed Ocean Ramble.
  • False Cape State Park / Back Bay Wildlife Refuge

    5 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Barrier islands serve as an ecological first line of defense for our shores. Storms batter them, waves wear them down, wind strips them clean. Tucked out of harm’s way behind the islands lie ...
    •  7 hours
    •  14.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Barrier islands serve as an ecological first line of defense for our shores. Storms batter them, waves wear them down, wind ...

  • 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 ...

  • Back Bay to False Cape

    4 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    False Cape State Park, located on the southeastern tip of Virginia, is the least-visited park in the state of Virginia, averaging fewer than 25,000 visitors annually. However, False Cape isn't ...
    •  1 - 4 hours
    •  27.7 miles
    •  Guide

    False Cape State Park, located on the southeastern tip of Virginia, is the least-visited park in the state of Virginia, averaging ...

  • First Landing State Park

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The ultimate surf-and-turf park, First Landing State Park is great for a tan—and far less crowded than the Atlantic beaches a few miles south. The “surf ” is the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The ultimate surf-and-turf park, First Landing State Park is great for a tan—and far less crowded than the Atlantic beaches ...

  • First Landing State Park

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    A great ride for the family or the casual cyclist seeking an easy, relatively flat ride through a semitropical forest, complete with Spanish moss, bald cypress, lagoons osprey, and the chicken ...
    •  1 hour
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A great ride for the family or the casual cyclist seeking an easy, relatively flat ride through a semitropical forest, complete ...

  • Cape Henry Trail (Main Trail)

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The Cape Henry Trail winds through First Landing/Seashore State Park to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront resort area, exploring a magical coastal environment of cypress swamps, bird-filled swales, ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cape Henry Trail winds through First Landing/Seashore State Park to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront resort area, exploring ...

  • 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 ...

  • First Landing State Park

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    This ride's general location is in the city of Virginia Beach on US 60 between Norfolk and the beachfront section of Virginia Beach. Scenery includes exotic lagoons, cypress trees, hanging Spanish ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is in the city of Virginia Beach on US 60 between Norfolk and the beachfront section of Virginia ...

  • 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 ...

  • First Landing State Park

    1 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Seashore State Park (now called First Landing State Park) joined five other state parks as the first to be launched into the fledgling Virginia park system on June 15, 1936. It was renamed First ...
    •  Guide

    Seashore State Park (now called First Landing State Park) joined five other state parks as the first to be launched into ...

  • False Cape State Park

    1 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    This ride's general location is south of the borough of Sandbridge, which is 5 miles south of the city of Virginia Beach. Scenery includes secluded Marsh ponds and coastal beach with an array ...
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is south of the borough of Sandbridge, which is 5 miles south of the city of Virginia Beach. ...

  • First Landing and First Lighthouse, Virginia Beach

    1 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Named for a son of King James of England, Cape Henry has become known as the site of the “first landing” of English settlers in the New World. Those settlers went on to found the first permanent ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Named for a son of King James of England, Cape Henry has become known as the site of the “first landing” of English settlers ...

  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel: Water, Sun, and Sky

    1 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a 23-mile, open-water drive across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. This highway complex traverses trestles, causeways, bridges, manmade islands, and tunnels to ...
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a 23-mile, open-water drive across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. This highway complex ...

  • Ocean Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    With all of Virginia’s beautiful mountains, valleys, rivers, and bay, it’s easy to forget that Virginia also has oceanfront. Situated within Virginia Beach city limits, the Ocean Ramble takes ...
    •  36 miles
    •  Guide

    With all of Virginia’s beautiful mountains, valleys, rivers, and bay, it’s easy to forget that Virginia also has oceanfront. ...

  • Red Wing Park Gardens

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    On this walk, you will tour the Rose, Japanese, Conservation, Fragrance, and POW Memorial Gardens. These continue to thrive through the combined efforts of the garden clubs, the Parks and Recreation ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    On this walk, you will tour the Rose, Japanese, Conservation, Fragrance, and POW Memorial Gardens. These continue to thrive ...

  • 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 ...

  • Farmer's Market, Virginia Beach

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    When the resort town of Virginia Beach merged with Princess Anne County in 1963 to become the City of Virginia Beach, this part of Princess Anne County became the geographic center of the city. ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    When the resort town of Virginia Beach merged with Princess Anne County in 1963 to become the City of Virginia Beach, this ...

  • 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, ...

  • The Narrows, Virginia Beach

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The trail rolls gently up and down sandy hills and beside several bodies of water. This trail exemplifies the variety of the landscape in the park, from exotic cypress lagoons to the forested ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail rolls gently up and down sandy hills and beside several bodies of water. This trail exemplifies the variety of ...

  • Broad Bay, Virginia Beach

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The Broad Bay walk takes you on several trails that provide an extensive view of the natural amenities of the park—from its untouched cypress swamps to its forested dunes and the shores of Broad ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Broad Bay walk takes you on several trails that provide an extensive view of the natural amenities of the park—from its ...

  • Owls Creek Salt Marsh

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The Virginia Marine Science Museum is one of the top-ten marine science and aquarium facilities in the country. The mission of the museum is to educate visitors about marine life in and around ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Virginia Marine Science Museum is one of the top-ten marine science and aquarium facilities in the country. The mission ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Resort Town, Virginia Beach

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Overview: This walk explores the heart of the Virginia Beach oceanfront resort area, where reminders of the city’s maritime history mix with salt air and ocean breezes. Visitors still come to ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Overview: This walk explores the heart of the Virginia Beach oceanfront resort area, where reminders of the city’s maritime ...

  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    0 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Bask in the peacefulness of this remote wildlife refuge and enjoy seeing hundreds of species of birds.
    •  7.4-12.6 nautical mi miles
    •  Guide

    Bask in the peacefulness of this remote wildlife refuge and enjoy seeing hundreds of species of birds.