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Dune Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 7' 2 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11' 3 m
Low: 5' 1 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (0°)

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Trail shared by Erica Ryder

The Dune Trail is a beautiful boardwalk path through the dunes and onto the beach.

Erica Ryder

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

This is open year round and is for foot-traffic only.

Need to Know

This is a boardwalk trail. The boardwalk ends just behind the primary dune. Please note that you'll need to climb up and down that primary dune in the soft sand.

Runner Notes

This is a boardwalk trail that is great for running. However, it is narrow so please be aware of other visitors. Also, this trail ends at soft sand.

Description

The Dune Trail takes visitors through the dunes and onto the refuge beach. To arrive at the trailhead visitors take the East Dike Trail approximately one half mile south of the smaller of the two parking areas. Follow the boardwalk to the beach. Be sure to stop at the platform halfway through the dunes. From the platform you can see both the ocean and the Back Bay. This view is definitely not one to miss. Once you arrive on the beach turn right to run south down the beach or left to turn north and head up to the Seaside Trail.

Flora & Fauna

American beach grass, sea oats and live oak trees are some of the plants that can be seen. Birds, deer and tracks from bobcats, coyotes and foxes may be seen as well.

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Dune Trail Entrance
Aug 9, 2018 near Virgini…, VA
Start of Dune Trail
Aug 11, 2018 near Virgini…, VA

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