Explore the most popular birding trails in First Landing State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

Good trail, generally has less people than the rest of the park. (it's the farthest from any parking)

Great beach for the dogs. The trail was ok but there’s no parking near the trail so you have to walk 1 mile to get there. We didn’t do the full thing because I had a young pup that was tired and it was pretty warm. But we had a good time.

mountain biking
14 days 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.

Great for dogs

hiking
21 days ago

Good for kids

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail

This is a nice trail the water is beautiful and give off a nice breeze. However this trail has a lot of roots and should not be considered wheelchair friendly (not that we were using one just for reference)

I tagged this onto the Osmanthus Trail. Lovely walk that takes you through swamps, forests, and beachside. This would be an easy trail run. Highly trafficked, but there are numerous benches strategically placed along the water portion that provide a peaceful view and some privacy. Definitely a good place to think. I wasn't too excited about the Cape Henry Trail stretch as it is more road-like than trail with a lot of biker and runner traffic, so I used it as an excuse to pick up my leisurely pace to a quick-walk back to the parking lot.

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

hiking
2 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!

backpacking
3 months ago

Hiked the trail Dec. 24, 2017. A good trail for beginner, like myself. Great views of the lake and surrounding homes.

mountain biking
7 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.

mountain biking
7 months ago

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

great trail but make sure you have somebody with you, is very secluded!!!

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

great views. Good for walking, running, hiking, swimming.

trail running
Friday, March 31, 2017

Very nice, well kept trail. Some cool cypress swamps along sides and Spanish moss hanging from trees. Basically flat the entire length and excellent footing. Could run 2-3 abreast if you wanted. Multiple side trails you could take to mix things up or make longer. Able to run this trail as fast as you'd like without issue or worry about footing. Would definitely run it again.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Long, but nice way to feel like you're out of the city...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nice for a quick run...

trail running
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Kinda boring after a while, but nice wide well kept trail for running. Can get busy esp during weekends. I still prefer the less traveled more varied trails that you can catch off of this one. But it gives you a nice path to get to those trails!

Nice trail but lots of sounds of planes and some kind of machinery near by. The section walking along the water was beautiful in late afternoon

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Amazing for being so close to civilization.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It was such a nice day, I decided to take a longer hike. I started on Cape Henry Trail then merged onto Bald Cypress Trail. About .5 mile later I picked up Long Creek Trail and hiked it out to the 64th street entrance and then back on the Cape Henry Trail once again. Combined it made for a 13 mile hike. I've hiked Long Creek Trail in both directions, and today's path was definitely more challenging than in reverse. Great hiking today and lots of birds-

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

High Dune itself is a very short connector trail. Cool looking steps up the hill/dune and descent through trees. Not earth-shattering but a fun detour. My dog was happy.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fun and easy

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Had to walk a little bit to find the decent part of the trail. Multiple trails to explore. Today we hiked 2 miles of Cape Henry. It is the longest ( I believe) at 6.1 miles. We saw many bikes on the trail, if you're interested in biking.

There is a $5 entrance fee for VA residents with cars.

Overall a decent hike. We will definitely be back.

on Cape Henry Trail

hiking
Thursday, February 18, 2016

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

We did this in the summer of 2013. There were five of us so it was fun. The trail is nice.

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