Nature Trails in Virginia Beach

Whether you’re into invigorating, adventurous hikes or breathtakingly scenic routes, Virginia Beach offers more than 100 miles of nature trails throughout its state and city parks and wildlife refuges for outdoor enthusiasts to explore. From the best trails for biking to favorite trails for hiking, each offers the chance to immerse yourself in Virginia Beach's natural beauty.

For example, First Landing State Park, Virginia’s most-visited state park, offers nearly 20 miles of hiking trails through a variety of distinct ecosystems including maritime forests, dunes and 1.5 miles along the shore of Chesapeake Bay. The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge provides incredible scenic hikes along several trails through dunes, woodland, marshes and along Atlantic beaches.

Feeling extra adventurous? Hike through the refuge to False Cape State Park, accessible only by foot or by boat. Featuring six miles of pristine beaches, it’s a wildlife watcher’s dream as a destination for more than 300 species of birds. If you have kids in tow, a choice of family-friendly trails awaits for nature lovers of all ages.

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