Cape Henry Trail

EASY 90 reviews
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Cape Henry Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
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2 months ago

2 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

4 months ago

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

trail running
4 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing for being so close to civilization.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
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hiking
10 months ago

canoeing
10 months ago

10 months ago

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