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Long Creek Trail

Intermediate

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4.1 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 153' 47 m
Descent: -202' -62 m
High: 77' 23 m
Low: 7' 2 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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

Runner Notes

Rolling hills on single-track, sandy surface along scenic waterway.

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. Runners 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, runners 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.

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Land Manager: Virginia State Parks

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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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