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The Best Hiking in Virginia Beach

Looking for the best hiking in Virginia Beach? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Virginia Beach. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Virginia Beach

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Hike the First Landing South Loop

    4 mi / 0 ft gain
    This loop starts from the First Landing State Park 64th Street Entrance parking lot. There is a $7 entrance fee to the State Park (it increases to $10 between April - October on the weekends), which can be paid when you arrive. When looking at the trail map I wanted to find a loop that would cove...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    First Landing Loop Trail

    8.44 mi / 180 ft gain
    First Landing Loop Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • 64th Street, Virginia

    Hike the Osprey Trail at First Landing State Park

    4.5
    3.4 mi
    Get to First Landing State Park early. Whether it's a weekday in the summer or a Saturday in the winter, the park will be full of families, bikers, trail runners, dog walkers, and all manner of city folk (from DC, Baltimore, and Richmond) trying to meet their outdoor quota during a vacation or se...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Bald Cypress Trail

    4.0
    1.72 mi / 26 ft gain
    Bald Cypress Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    White Hill Lake Trail

    8.02 mi / 89 ft gain
    White Hill Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Hike the Bald Cypress Trail

    4.0
    1.8 mi
    This is an easy hike that meanders a bit more than any of the other trails in the park. It is also the most diverse in what you will see. The trail itself ranges from an easy foot path with a pine needle bed trail then passes through swamps and bog's via well crafted wood boardwalks with great vi...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Hike the Osmanthus Trail

    4.5
    3 mi / 150 ft gain
    This loop hike is accessed from a short walk from the Bold Cypress Trail and the visitor center.  There are no views along this trail but the what I enjoyed was the pine needle covered trail itself.  The pine needles are like a soft carpet padding the trail.  I enjoy trailing running this loop mo...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Cape Henry Trail

    10.06 mi / 72 ft gain
    Cape Henry Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Fox Run, Long Creek, Kingfisher, Cape Henry Loop Trail

    3.34 mi / 95 ft gain
    Fox Run, Long Creek, Kingfisher, Cape Henry Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Cape Henry to High Dune Loop

    0.79 mi / 43 ft gain
    Cape Henry to High Dune Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Boardwalk to the Beach

    0.11 mi / 13 ft gain
    Boardwalk to the Beach is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Lake Lawson Loop Trail

    3.0
    1.5 mi / 305 ft gain
    Lake Lawson Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Bike into False Cape State Park

    4.7
    Located in South Eastern Virginia Beach VA, False Cape State Park is only accessible by bike, foot, or tour. To get here, you must head in to Sandbridge Beach and drive south on Sandpiper Road until you pass the Little Island Pier parking on your left. After this point, there will be no more buil...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Bike Camp False Cape

    It's hard to beat an outdoor adventure that keeps you near the ocean's edge. For this destination, getting there is possibly the best part. The trail is well kept and level; perfect for an easy bike ride or hike. An easy trail due to lack of incline (after all, it is by the sea). For the first fe...
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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Catch Sunset on the Wild Shores of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    5.0
    At the far south end of Virginia Beach’s Sandbridge community lies a seldom visited natural treasure, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  The expansive beaches feel wilder than the shores just a few miles north and are littered with the footprints of sandpipers, rather than that of humans.  On th...
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  • Norfolk, Virginia

    Norfolk Botanical Gardens

    3.0
    3.74 mi / 308 ft gain
    Norfolk Botanical Gardens is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Norfolk, Virginia.
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