Bald Cypress Trail

EASY 14 reviews
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Bald Cypress Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Virginia Beach, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles 42 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Directions from Norfolk, VA: Take Interstate 64 to Exit 282, Northampton Boulevard/U.S. 13. Continue on U.S. 13 for about 4 miles then turn right onto Shore Drive/U.S. 60 and travel approximately 3-4 miles. The park is accessed from both sides of the U.S. 60. Camping and visitor center is on the left and cabins are to the right. Bald Cypress Trail is off U.S. 60 on the right. Go past the contact station and veer left toward the restrooms. Trail may be accessed from this location.

hiking
1 hour ago

hiking
3 months ago

My favorite trail, I've been here many times. Some swamp off the path, a good bit of wildlife. Lots of snakes, but I've never seen a poisonous one. If you see one, don't scream or it'll run away and you may not see it again.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

We visited today and had an amazing time! The park has fun activities for families with children. Today we went on the scallywag pirate treasure hunt. There is no charge for these activities other than paying to get into the park. The treasure hunt took about 45 minutes. We will definitely be back to hike the trails!

10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Love this trail! Love the swamp and Spanish Moss and my Stroller made it all the way through! Did it in Flip Flops but should have probably worn Tennis Shoes!

hiking
1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

This is my home trail and I run it regularly. Cut across on High Dunes trail to add some terrain or connect to one of Four other trails to add distance.

Then cross over Shore Drive and finish your run on the beach.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

Our first hike in Virginia Beach. The cypress trees are stunning and their reflections on the dark water are picture perfect. This is an easy hike, our 3 year old had no trouble keeping up.

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

Just walked this beautiful trail for the third time. Wonderful!!!! I will surely do it again.

hiking
3 years ago

I never knew a swamp could be so beautiful!

hiking
3 years ago

Beauty in darkness. This cypress swamp was asolutely beautiful. Maybe the beautiful day helped too.