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Trails in Virginia Beach
 

Whether you’re into invigorating hikes, adventurous trails or breathtakingly scenic routes, our state and city parks, wildlife refuges offer over 100 miles of trails that allow you to explore the full beauty of Virginia Beach.

At First Landing State Park, you can hike through seven distinct ecosystems like a seasoned explorer! Walk along 1.25 miles of beachfront and stop to take in the beauty of dunes, tidal marsh and the maritime forest, or follow 19 miles of interpretive hiking, running and biking trails through protected habitats, including one of the most endangered habitat types in the world, the maritime forest community. 

Farther south in Sandbridge Beach, the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge provides incredible scenic hikes along several trails through dunes, woodland, marshes and ocean beaches. Given its remote location, the park has become a haven for loggerhead sea turtles, peregrine falcons and bald eagles, all of which you’ll have the opportunity to encounter as you explore the 9,108-acre refuge.

Feeling extra adventurous? Hike through the refuge to reach False Cape State Park, accessible only by foot or by boat. Featuring six miles of pristine beaches, False Cape is a wildlife watcher’s delight and a destination for more than 300 species of birds, including a snow geese population of 10,000.

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