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.

1.6 miles
19 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding

trail running




wild flowers



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.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Great trail! Easy to handle for small children.

6 months ago

Absolutly love this trail.

7 months ago

Awesome Trail!! Nature @ it's finest!

9 months ago

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!

11 months ago

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

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.

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!

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.

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.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I never knew a swamp could be so beautiful!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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

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