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The Eight Best Hiking Trails on
Virginia’s Eastern Shore

EIght Best Hiking TrailsIf your idea of a great vacation is to grab a backpack and hit the trail, the Virginia Eastern Shore is for you. A narrow 70-mile peninsula with two wild coastlines and over 78,000 acres of parks, refuges and preserves, you are surrounded by wilderness.  Scientists say just looking at nature helps your brain work better. Get trail details and plan your trip here.

Lower Shore

Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve
29 acres, 0.5 miles of trails, beach views

Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge
1,393 acres, 3.6 miles of trails, 2.5 mile bike trail

Kiptopeke State Park
562 acres, 5.1 miles of trails, beach trails

Brownsville Preserve
1,250 acres, 1.7 miles of trails

Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve
286 acres, 3.5 miles of trails, coastal wetland views

Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve
298 acres, 5 miles of trail, beach trail

Mid Shore

Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve
516 acres, 2 miles of trails

Upper Shore
Assateague Island National Seashore
48,000 acres, 14.75 miles of trails