Hike the Osmanthus Trail

Virginia Beach, Virginia

based on 2 reviews



3 miles

Elevation Gain

150 ft

Route Type



Added by John Maurizi

A loop hike through a quite pine forest. Great for hiking or trail running.

This loop hike is accessed from a short walk from the Bold Cypress Trail and the visitor center.  There are no views along this trail but the what I enjoyed was the pine needle covered trail itself.  The pine needles are like a soft carpet padding the trail.  I enjoy trailing running this loop more than hiking but either can be done. 

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Hike the Osmanthus Trail Reviews

This is my absolute favorite running trail in the park, you get some elevation change, Which is rare in Hampton Roads. It's just over 6 miles if you run it from Hot Tuna. Pretty swamp views but the lack of water access is what keeps it pretty low traffic most days.

This was a welcome change from the pavement and the trails were pretty soft! Was nice on the knees.

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