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trail running
26 days ago

The picture shown is not the backbone trail; it is the end of the Majestic Oak Trail. All the trails in the park off the Backbone Trail are super nice with great views of the water at the end. The main backbone trail is a less interesting connector that gets you to all the good stuff.

on Osmanthus Trail

1 month ago

Well kept peaceful nature walk

Good trail very easy to walk. Lots of seashells in perfect condition.

Nicely maintained trail.

Very nice, well-maintained trail. I find it beautiful and peaceful.

Pretty small and the trails were confusing.

on Osmanthus Trail

2 months ago

Good trail . Pretty sandy and there are a lot of bugs

walking
2 months ago

Super confusing to follow the blazes. They definitely need to be remarked.

hiking
2 months ago

well maintained trail, splits off to many other trails, saw a turkey in the woods, fun day hike

hiking
3 months ago

very easy trail with beautiful views and a clearly marked path

nature trips
3 months ago

A fun hike, very clearly marked and very easy to walk. Just be sure to bring tons of bug spray and watch for snakes.

Also everyone who uses this app should also use the Picture This Plants app! It’s a fun app that you take pictures of the flora around you and it will give descriptions and details for said plant. I personally enjoy it and enjoy sharing my findings!

nature trips
3 months ago

A fun hike, very clearly marked and very easy to walk. Just be sure to bring tons of bug spray and watch for snakes.

Also everyone who uses this app should also use the Picture This Plants app! It’s a fun app that you take pictures of the flora around you and it will give descriptions and details for said plant. I personally enjoy it and enjoy sharing my findings!

nature trips
3 months ago

A fun hike, very clearly marked and very easy to walk. Just be sure to bring tons of bug spray and watch for snakes.

Also everyone who uses this app should also use the Picture This Plants app! It’s a fun app that you take pictures of the flora around you and it will give descriptions and details for said plant. I personally enjoy it and enjoy sharing my findings!

So not exactly what I was hoping for. The trails were nice, decent quality, but god was it confusing. after the fourth time of ending up back at the start after trying to take the longest "burgandy" trail, we decided to call it a day. Following the blue and yellow trails were just as confusing. They need to remark the trails and add some extra marks as well.

walking
4 months ago

Great trail! Very accessible for all ages. This was my first time visiting the park and first time walking the trails. I got lost because the trail weren't very clearly marked. I enjoyed the hike nonetheless. Since I am a first time nature walker/hiker I didn't think to bring bug spray. What a huge mistake I got eaten a live by the mosquitoes.

Easy, nice, quick trail. Short jaunt over a gravel path, then the rest is on relatively well packed sand. It's out of the way, the beach isn't nearly as busy as Virginia Beach, but it still sees plenty of traffic. Absolutely worth the trip!

Felt like a real forest experience. My dog loved it!! Only flaw is the lack of signs and we got lost several times. Need better signage/directions!

a great jungle experience, except hard to follow the makers

I love this walk. It’s so peaceful.

Beautiful, short, wooded trail. We went late morning when it was to hot to normally walk with our dogs but nice and cool on the trail.

trail running
6 months ago

I live in the neighborhood by the park. this park is a great escape to enjoy some time in the woods and get a good workout.

Im all for a Naturalistic walk but at a point it becomes a problem when the trails look like a hurricane came through 7 months past hurricane season. Everything is overgrown / derelict. The only other people there were 16 year old stoners on the bike jumps. Then again it fits the bill for southern VA, trashy and occupied by bums. Can't wait to get back to Colorado.

Trail was pretty cool.

walking
6 months ago

Great trail! Not difficult, very enjoyable and beautiful every step of the way. Camp sites and cabin available just across the road. Beautiful state park!

First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

First Landing Park trails, in their entirety, are great way to spend your entire day. For the most part, they're all flat trails, with the only challenge coming in their length depending on how much you prefer to walk. Be sure to pick up a park map from the trail Center. It's worth noting that there's also a parking pass fee ranging from $5 to $10 depending on the time of year.

I walked in today and did Otter Point Trail and then Molly Mitchell. I had Otter Creek all to myself and didn't even see another Person. I definitely wouldn't do any hiking in this park after a rain as a lot of it is low lying. It was easy and well maintained. Lots of places to stop and take in nature of to grab a rest.

This is a easy great trail. I have no clue why it's listed as a moderate trail. You will have to cross a ditch or two at a slight incline, but that is the biggest challenge. Bring bug spray of some sort during the summer. I have walked this trail in almost every season and they all have their rewards. You can check out my short review and pics on the Google listing or on Instagram @archangel.photography.

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