National Wildlife Refuge System

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

5003 Hallett Circle
Cape Charles, VA, 23310
Phone: 757-331-2760
E-mail: fw5rw_esvnwr@fws.gov

BUTTERFLY TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.48 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 0.9
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • See the world as it was meant to be

CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • "Wild thing, I think I love you"
National Historic Trail

Between 1607 and 1609 Captain John Smith mapped and documented nearly 3,000 miles of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, now designated as the first national water trail.

NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.42 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Take a walk on the wild side

PHOTO BLIND RAMP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.04 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.4
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • A place to reflect and refresh

SOUTHERN TIP BIKE AND HIKE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.6 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1.0
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Paved

Special Features

  • Interpretive signage
  • Parking at Refuge Visitor Center + Cedar Grove Drive
  • Winds thru woods and agricultural fields
  • Part of Eastern Shore of Virginia bicycle plan


Last updated: October 28, 2010