Bald Cypress Trail

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

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

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.

12 days ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun trail, a Virginia Beach classic. Plenty of bikes on the Cape Henry trail so be sure to stay to the right!

8 months ago

Great trail! Easy to handle for small children.

9 months ago

Absolutly love this trail.

10 months ago

Awesome Trail!! Nature @ it's finest!

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Beautiful trail! It gets narrow at some points! Definitely more hiking like than Osmanthus trail. We did not see any snakes this time so it was much better for me! We went right after the storm so it smelt amazing!

Saturday, March 04, 2017

This is very easy.
Any hiking shoes will do !!
Do pack extra water.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Some swamp off the path, pretty good wildlife. There are some snakes, but I've never seen a poisonous one.

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

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!

hiking
Saturday, August 29, 2015

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!

trail running
Saturday, June 27, 2015

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
Saturday, September 20, 2014

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
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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

hiking
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I never knew a swamp could be so beautiful!

hiking
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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

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