Osmanthus Trail

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Osmanthus Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly 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, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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. Osmanthus is off U.S. 60 on the right. Go past the contact station and veer left toward the restrooms. Begin on Bald Cypruss Trail for about 100 feet where Osmanthus branches off.

hiking
1 minute ago

Nice trail for a walk with the dog. Only saw two other people.

7 days ago

walking
28 days ago

Amazing quick hike!!! Perfect distance to get a walking workout in (lol) and just enough to feel like you went for an outdoor hike! If that makes sense haha only 2 things, we spotted 4 snakes! Not big or dangerous but I'm not a snake person lol and because it's swampy, it smelt like a sewer a little. But overall I would definitely come back and recommend to everyone else!

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

I hiked it in flip flops. Some muddy parts but very nice easy hike.

backpacking
1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

Run this all the time. Watch the mud along the farthest parts of the loops.... some of the bridge/crossings have broken or uneven slates. I don't know if Id call this the easiest hike ever. But its easy enough to run on and lots of fun.

walking
3 months ago

Perfect trail for the pups!!

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hiking
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walking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Easy and fun. Bring water for the hot season