Cape Henry Trail is a 10.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Virginia Beach, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length10.1 miElevation gain82 ftRoute typeOut & back
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First Landing State Park contains a number of trails for both multi-use (biking and hiking) and hiking only. Osmanthus and Long Creek trails are but 2 examples of trails reserved specifically for hikers that present totally different views and environments. Accessibility: The trail surface has some pavement and boardwalk over the marshes but is mostly dirt/sand. Only the pavement and boardwalk are considered fully mobility equipment and stroller friendly so proceed with caution. The trail is typically at least five feet wide. It is gentle, all estimated 3% or less. Dirt surfaces may be uneven and cross slopes may be steeper than 2%. The dirt paths can get muddy and slippery after rains so may not be passable at that time. All terrain and powered mobility equipment is recommended for this trail due to the trail surface. There are benches along the trail for resting. There are at least 2 designated wheelchair-accessible parking spots at the start of this route at the Trail Center. The park website indicates that the Cape Henry Trail is universally accessible from Kendall Street to 64th Street. For the most accessible portion of this trail, visit the trail page here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/cape-henry-trail-64th-to-kendall-st

$5 on weekends or $4 on weekdays. Get an annual or lifetime Virginia State Parks pass and get in free. The pass also gets you 10% discount on most everything at the parks. There are restrooms by the parking area and at the end of this trail where you turn around.

800-933-PARK

First Landing State Park

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Steve Radford
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RunningGreat!

Cape Henry is the main trail through the center of the park and the only one that allows bikes. Lots of nice trails cross it too.

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Debra Swinford
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Patrick Johnston
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Theblueeyed Vagabond
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Hiking

So due to my battery dying we didn’t get to go very far but it was absolutely beautiful covered in snow

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Caleb Mattingly
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Hiking

Just a trail, not much incline/decline - but fun nonetheless with lots of great views.

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Cindy Hancock
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Stephanie Mizrachi
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Bobby Wainscott
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Hiking

Dry and well maintained. Busy today both bikers and hikers.

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Branda Schroeder
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Jess Teslof
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Backpacking
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JM Roberson
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Hiking
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Ronald Roderick
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Hiking

Very long, flat and straight trail through the woods and swamp. Dry for the most part with a few big mud puddles towards the 4 mile mark you have to navigate around. BUT!!!! At the end you are rewarded with massive amounts of Spanish moss hanging from the trees and an absolutely beautiful beach to make it all worth it!!!

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John Badowski
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William McGehee
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Hiking

Great conditions except right next to the first Landing, Trail. Only one spot that was very muddy, the rest of the trail was great, clear, and dry.

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George Turner
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Hiking

Great views and scenery!!

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Brad Liverman
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Hiking

Nice

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Suzette Jones
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The mosquitoes are bad!! Bit my granddaughter on the face and blood was running down her face. Crowded

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Jillian Hill
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Wayyyy crowded

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Martina Maddox
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Mountain biking

A great mountain biking / trail running/ walking trail. A lot of traffic but spaced out. It’s relatively easy. Some spots were sandy but u can just walk it if you want.

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Shelby Yancey
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Hiking

Little muddy and had to walk the bike in spots.

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Jonathan Latigona
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Kevin Landers
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Matthew Hoekstra
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Nigel Demery
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Hiking

Love it but I fall a little bit but it is fun

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Carlos Eldridge
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Mountain biking

outstanding trail great scenery..

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Maida Bilson
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Mountain biking

A bit muddy after a rain the night before. Nice scenery and lake

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Connie & Sarah Terrell
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Hiking

A little muddy but beautiful as always!

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David Likens
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dirty and good

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Jacqueline Ramos
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Mountain bikingOff trail
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Hailee Gilbert
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Moderately trafficked but everyone is very friendly and focused on fitness. 10/10

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