Long Creek Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Virginia Beach, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
The Long Creek Trail is part of the trail system at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. It is listed as a 4-mile trail, but when combined with the Cape Henry (multi-use) Trail, and traveled to the very end at Broad Bay's more narrow points, it can reach about 6 miles each way
It was such a nice day, I decided to take a longer hike. I started on Cape Henry Trail then merged onto Bald Cypress Trail. About .5 mile later I picked up Long Creek Trail and hiked it out to the 64th street entrance and then back on the Cape Henry Trail once again. Combined it made for a 13 mile hike. I've hiked Long Creek Trail in both directions, and today's path was definitely more challenging than in reverse. Great hiking today and lots of birds-
This trail is narrow, twisty, hilly, just like I like it. But when it intersects with another trail, the markings are not very clear. Hence I wound up detoured onto King Fisher Trail, knocking a couple sweet miles off my goal, sadly. Although, KF trail is very cool itself, just short!
Beautiful. The various forest conditions make it a pleasure. The swamp crossings a wonderful with the new walkways provided by various boys scout groups. Amazing amount of wildlife in the middle of a major city. Looking forward to many hikes at various times of the year.
A beautiful trail on a beautiful day. I think all Virginia State Parks are wonderful and First Landing is no exception. When you get out on long wooded trails it is hard to remember that you are in the middle of a major city. It was busy but other than that it was solitude.
For my first trip to First Landing State Park, I decided to try out the Long Creek Trail. From the visitor's center, we ran along the Cape Henry Trail to the road, then ran back along the Long Creek Trail. Great views, varied terrain, some mud, and lots of people near the visitor's center (it thinned out the further we got). There were a lot of little ups and downs and some tight corners. Great run, can't wait to check out some of the other trails at this park, it looks like I could spend all week here. Also, $4 weekday and $5 weekend parking fee in the park--well worth it.