Osprey Trail via Cape Henry Trail

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Osprey Trail via Cape Henry Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Virginia Beach, Virginia that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

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. Osprey Trail is off U.S. 60 on the right. Go past the contact station and veer left toward the restrooms. Begin on Cape Henry Bike Trail for about a couple hundred feet where Kingfisher branches off and take this trail to reach Osprey.

1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail, generally has less people than the rest of the park. (it's the farthest from any parking)

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5 months ago

Hiked the trail Dec. 24, 2017. A good trail for beginner, like myself. Great views of the lake and surrounding homes.

trail running
Sunday, July 19, 2015

This is a beautiful trail with scenic water views and some decent changes in terrain. Very little traffic because it is not close to the parking areas. You have to hike or run Long Creek Trail (also very nice) a couple of miles to get to Osprey.

hiking
Friday, October 18, 2013

Unfortunately this trail is closed for "maintenance" which is unfortunate as it is a great hike. But the park has put in place some serious looking signs that suggest that it's going to remain closed for some time.

hiking
Sunday, May 05, 2013

This is an easy trail to hike but hard to get to. Both ends of the trail are off Long Creek Trail. So figure on hiking at least 4 miles. It also makes a nice loop trail combined with the southern portion of Long Creek Trail. There were woods, swamp and water views. I did not see another person on this trail even though it is a beautiful weekend and the park is busy.

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