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First Landing State Park

From You5450.95 Mi
Local TipsPark outside the park at Hot Tuna, located at Great Neck Rd & Shore Dr. Run into the park and onto the Cape Henry Trail.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-07-14
Created ByEllen
  • Paved
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Limited Hours
  • Flat
  • Loop
  • Out And Back
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Technical
  • Family Friendly
  • Fee
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance40-69
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionLocated along the coast in Virginia Beach, Virginia, First Landing offers 100's of miles of trails for running, hiking and biking. Trails differ in difficulty and length, but are well marked and never congested. There are several entrances to the park, including a trail center with parking lot and restrooms, that charges $5 to park. A third entrance is at 64th & Atlantic, which also has parking and portapotties. Some of the trails are stroller friendly, but not all, especially if the group is wet.

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  • If you are a runner from out of town or visiting Virginia Beach, this is the place to run. Soft main trail is Cape Henry, about 5 miles total length from the visitor center down to the Narrows. Some beautiful water views in the last 1.5 miles of the trail. Also some hillier trails off of the main trail. A water fountain at the 3.5 mile mark at 64th Street and also at the end. Water fountain at 64th Street is functional year round. In the summer watch out for the deer flies; their bite is painful and long lasting. Use bug spray. If you do not want to pay the $5 fee to park inside then you can park on the street at 64th Street off of Atlantic Avenue, which is a few miles north of the main tourist area and hotel complex in Virginia Beach. If you are up near the Great Neck Road area, you can park in the Food Lion/Hot Tuna parking lot and run the paved trail about one mile to the park road, and then run up the road about 3/4 mile to the visitor center and the start of Cape Henry Trail. Take only photos and leave only footprints. ( by Mel Williams on 2015-06-27 )