First Landing State Park - Bald Cypress Trail

Virginia Beach, VA
Length: 1.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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The Bald Cypress Trail is a 1.5mi loop at First Landing State Park. Park at the visitor’s center at the Shore Drive entrance, and the trail begins just behind the building.

This is a great trail for little hikers with lots of boardwalk view of the swamp and a really cool fallen tree along the way (it’s fallen up a hill and still growing strong!) Be sure to pay attention to signs and bear right at the turns as you hike, to avoid ending up on the Osmanthus trail by accident.

Rough terrain makes this best for feet or carriers. Be prepared to encounter bugs and snakes if you hike in the summer.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Carrier needed Yes
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Lake, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Visitor Center

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

Parking fee is $5 for Va residents or $7 in peak season.

Trail Contributor

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Mom of 3 boys, residing in northeastern NC.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.