Cape Henry Trail

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Cape Henry Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Virginia Beach, VA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until August.

6.9 miles 37 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

First Landing State Park contains a number of trails for both multi-use (biking and hiking) and hiking only. Osmanthus and Long Creek trails are but 2 examples of trails reserved specifically for hikers that present totally different views and environments.

3 months ago

Decent wide paths for walking, running, biking. Leads to a small beach which can get pretty packed out on the wknds, perfect on an off day.
Not a whole lot of wildlife along these trails as its so heavily trafficked, I think they stay away. If you can get past the visitors center opposite side of the beach then there's a ton of really old and ancient large turtles that will come up under the boardwalk

hiking
3 months ago

Fun and easy

4 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

It's a beautiful place. Wide trails. Very nice lake at the end with a small beach :)

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great! Beautiful views.

hiking
10 months ago

Great place to run, bike, hike and enjoy the outdoors.

10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

One of my favorite spots for family time. At the beach and in a cove so great for younger kids so you don't have to worry about them getting attacked by the waves.

trail running
1 year ago

I have hiked here and run here. Love the running community. If your looking for solitude, that may be hard. Go further back on the trails. I don't see as much wildlife, but the trails are wonderfully maintained. Been hiking, running, biking these trails for many years. Its much cooler on the trails than on main roads so great place to run. Summer is really busy and can't wait til fall to try it out then. Great family beach as well. *if your looking for a place to run in the dark, I would not recommend it. No lights. They trails aren't really technical. couple of different options to try to not get bored. And the bathrooms, the welcome center is always clean. ++ in my book. :)

hiking
1 year ago

If you love nature in general this is the perfect trail. My son and I hiked it today, it was SUPER BORING. I expected to see birds, lizards and snakes. All we saw was huge butterflies and misquotes. We decided half way to try another trail. Glad we did.

1 year ago

Great hiking trails!

mountain biking
1 year ago

Great for biking

1 year ago

Main trail us great for biking.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Rode my bike on the longest trail, multi-use trail. It's nice and shady, also pretty easy to ride for all types of bikes. I saw mountain bikes and beach cruisers; I was on my bmx bike. $7 to park for VA residents...

hiking
1 year ago

Flat trail. Took it at a fast walk from parking lot to south end and back about 10 miles rnd trip. Overall decent surface but did have to navigate around several mud holes from recent rain. Shaded, wooded, pleasant not particularly scenic but pleasant.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice park right near VA beach. Lots of different trails, most all of them pretty easy.

hiking
1 year ago

really great time w the hubby! walking and seeing wildlife. great for a long easy walk and a little workout!

1 year ago

I had a great time yesterday!! I got to ride my new mountain bike on the trail, which I ended up doing three times.