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 and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
This is very easy.
Any hiking shoes will do !!
Do pack extra water.
My favorite trail, I've been here many times. Some swamp off the path, a good bit of wildlife. Lots of snakes, but I've never seen a poisonous one. If you see one, don't scream or it'll run away and you may not see it again.
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!
Lindsay Terry D.
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!
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.
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.