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Rode my TREK Powerfly 5 from the 64th entrance along the Raptor and Cape Henry Trail to the boat ramp and back. It’s a beautiful area with excellent birding and easy access to salt water marshes and shoreline beaches. Lots of shade trees.

We have done this one a few times. Lots of wildlife. We see deer almost every time. It is a very easy walk in the woods.

Our Girl Scouts made it 4 miles in and spent the night at an old primitive site. Nice fairly easy hike not steep.

Pretty nice views and wildlife.

I must have been on the wrong trails because I had to combine trail 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and some of the parking lot to get 2.2 miles. There was some good elevations. I am a runner, so I was running the trails and I didn't see any mountain bikes but I could see how they would want to be on the trails too - just glad they weren't because I was hogging everything. ;) Maybe all trails combined equal 5 miles? I needed to log three today so I was a little disappointed but otherwise, nice wooded trails.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Thy trail was pretty busy on both ends, with a lot of people not paying attention to their surroundings. As far as biking goes, this trail is okay. The first few miles from the trail center were nice, but then back half had spots that were pretty sandy for a bike, and the view changed from quiet nature ride to beach party-ish. Suggested trail edits to correspond with the trail map available through the State Park (and actual park signage), which has the trail turning towards Broad Bay with a total trail distance of 6.1 miles (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/document/data/trail-guide-firstlanding.pdf)

Great to run and then in reverse to get in a nice 5 miles.

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.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great bike ride! We took our kids and they are not strong bikers, but had a great time. Heard the frogs, saw the woodpeckers and the swamps. A little crowded on a Saturday in March, but still room to ride. Decent elevation changes for controlled coasting and mild hill climbs.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike through civil war history. The earthworks are amazing to see and learning about the history is awe inspiring. Great views of the reservoir.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike through civil war history. The earthworks are amazing to see and learning about the history is awe inspiring. Great views of the reservoir.

Great for dogs

hiking
4 months ago

Good for kids

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail

Rode my bike from 64th street entrance to Shore Drive entrance and back ... roughly 7 miles ... nice smooth trail ...

This is on the Auto Tour route. The speed limit is 25 so it’s like running in your neighborhood. That being said, didn’t see one car in the route. I ran at 9am on a Saturday and. I cats. Great run full of history. Pretty hilly.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice trail, always see people on it but it's never too crowded. Saw a bald eagle first time on this trail so I'll definitely be back!

This trail was so nice, even on a cloudy day like it was. Not too many people considering it was a Saturday, and we only went a little while down. My friend and I brought our dogs too, and they loved it! I loved the part with the little bridge path!

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful and easy scenic walk. Fun playgrounds are close by for the little children.

Wonderful, historic ride thru the Yorktown battlefield in October. Did not like sharing the road with cars, as we parked at the Visitors Center. This was part road biking, part trail biking. Takes awhile if you stop and read the historic markers.

trail running
7 months ago

good trail to work on endurance base and cadence. had to cut short because of time.

on Silver Lake Trail

8 months ago

love the lean-to , really have become our thing to chill and play guitar at.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Mountain biking is a stretch to describe this trail. It does have some very pleasant views, especially once you get to "the narrows" section.

This trail is actually 7 miles and it is a true, single-file hiking trail. The trail is dirt and sand with lots of roots. It was easy to follow and there are mile markers every half mile. This is designated as a mountain bike trail so you must yield to riders. After mile 3 there are 10 spots to veer off the trail to the main park path and take a shortcut back to the parking lot.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Mostly flat but you can make it fun if you get creative

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beautiful trail! We didn't make it to the top, but enjoyed what we saw.
It was the perfect day. No bugs and the temp was just right.
Trail is well marked and not strenuous.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Great loop with several beautiful views of the water! Also, some incredible historical anecdotes on a battle that occurred at this location.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Short but nice trail. There are plenty of overlooks and benches. Well maintained although you will need to watch for occasional roots in the path. Excellent trail for dogs as it is mostly shaded and not too long in the heat of the day.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fun trail, cool scenery. Was able to bike this trail with my 10 year old daughter.

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

This is a beautiful trail, the trails are not lakside loop though. You start at the visiters center and go around the wayside back to the fishing area. From there on down the lakeside to the trail head. Then White Oak trail and back to the visiters center. It's a good little walk,I loved it...Igave it a 4 because I did not know it was a few trails together and not marked Lakeside Loop...But it is a beautiful trail.

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