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A rolling sandy trail that heads along Broad Bay and Long Creek in First Landing State Park.


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4.3

Miles

7.0

KM

Point to Point

75' 23 m

High

6' 2 m

Low

211' 64 m

Up

212' 65 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts at the southern entrance to First Landing State Park at 64th Street and travels north along Broad Bay to the west. Hikers will pass White Hill Lake to the East, then continue north from the mouth of Long Creek until the trail ends.

To finish up the trail, hikers will turn to the west for the last approx. 1/2 mile and end at the park road near the north entrance to First Landing State Park.

The trail is very scenic, with occasional benches, wooden bridges and an elevated viewing platform where the White Hill Lake Trail joins the Long Creek Trail around its midpoint.

Flora & Fauna

This is the best trail in First Landing State Park for viewing birds. Snowy Egrets and Herons are common.

Contacts

Land Manager: Virginia State Parks

Shared By:

Chris Lynch

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White Hill Lake drainage into Broad Bay.
Oct 10, 2015 near Virgini…, VA
Entry point for Long Creek Trail after end of White Hill Lake Trail.
Oct 10, 2015 near Virgini…, VA
View of opposite shore across Long Creek from First Landing State Park
Oct 10, 2015 near Virgini…, VA
View of Broad Bay at mouth of Long Creek, as seen from Long Creek Trail in First Landing State Park.
Oct 10, 2015 near Virgini…, VA
Ending point of Long Creek Trail where it joins the park road.
Oct 10, 2015 near Virgini…, VA

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Jul 7, 2017
Owen C.
My favorite trail. Rolling hills along the coastline. If you want you can stop by the narrows and swim from the beach. Beautiful waterside trail. 4.1mi
Oct 29, 2016
Erwin Sabile
4.1mi
Nov 10, 2013
Andrew Parise