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A deep sandy trail can make this a difficult journey. The history at the end of the trail is extremely interesting.

Cemetery Trail leads to the remains of the shipwrecked Wash Wood community. A tiny graveyard is buried amongst the scrub pines along with the church steeple.

Directions: From Virginia Beach, VA, From I-64, take the Indian River Road East exit. Go 13 miles, then turn left onto Newbridge Road, then right onto Sandbridge Road. Turn right again onto Sandpiper Road which leads to Little Island City Park. If coming from First Landing State Park or Atlantic Avenue (the ocean front) head east onto Shore Drive (Route 60); follow Pacific Avenue to General Booth Boulevard, then left on Princess Anne Road and left again onto Sandbridge Road. Turn right onto Sandpiper Road which takes you to Little Island City Park. Parking fees required Memorial Day to Labor Day at Little Island City Park. Day use only parking is available at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. There are restroom facilities, picnic facilities and ocean access from Little Island City Park. From Little Island, head west into Back Bay Refuge. From the park contact station, go 5 miles through the refuge to Barbour Hill Interpretive Trail. Take it 2.4 miles and turn left onto Barbour Hill Trail for .2 mile then turn right onto the main park road. Go 3.5 miles to Wash Woods Interpretive Trail. Turn left onto Wash Woods Interpretive Trail and go approximately .4 mile where Cemetery Trail spurs right. There is a network of trails off the main park road, therefore, it is advisable to pick up a trail brochure at contact station.

Elevation: 15 feet

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Difficulty: Moderate

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False Cape State Park, Virginia

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