High Dune Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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High Dune Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Virginia Beach, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
19 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





This is a real surprise find a hill this high in the area. A short out and back that most abilities can handle. Beautiful! From swamp to forrest to high dune. Hike it out and back or combine it with other trails.

nature trips
29 days ago

A fun hike, very clearly marked and very easy to walk. Just be sure to bring tons of bug spray and watch for snakes.

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4 months 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.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

High Dune itself is a very short connector trail. Cool looking steps up the hill/dune and descent through trees. Not earth-shattering but a fun detour. My dog was happy.

Friday, October 11, 2013

My wife and I love this trail! so peaceful and great little views where the benches are. We try to make it out at least once a week when tbe weathers nice.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Amazing! I did this trail clock wise a couple weeks ago and just did it again counter-clockwise a couple days ago. The dune was so much higher doing the trail clockwise. That is because counter-clockwise you come to a false summit, run along the ridge and then go up a little more. It is not really very high anyway, just high for where it is. There is a bench on each summit so even the most out-of-shape can handle it.

Friday, May 24, 2013

I loved this trail. There was so much to see in such a short distance.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A beautiful short hike. The colors of the swamp and the forrest were amazing. Here is a place that looks like it would never go much above sea level and suddenly there is the high dune! At this point you can go back to the Trail Center or continue on other trails.

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