This urban setting offers beautiful sunsets with many activities.

The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge spans the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River connecting Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia. Located beneath the bridge's abutments on the Chesapeake side is the Elizabeth River Park.

Looking to stretch your legs? The park includes many amenities like a paved trail along the water and across the bridge. if you want to get on the water, there are also boat and kayak launches. For the family, there's a children's playgrounds, and a dog park. If you're looking for a hidden gem in the city, look no further.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Running Shoes
  • Dog
  • Kayak
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RT Distance 2 Miles
Elevation Gain 200 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Running, Kayaking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Scenic

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Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike the Bald Cypress Trail

This is an easy hike that meanders a bit more than any of the other trails in the park. It is also the most diverse in what you will see.

62 Saves

Hike the Osmanthus Trail

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.

57 Saves

Hike the Osprey Trail at First Landing State Park

Get to First Landing State Park early.

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