Dismal Swamp Canal via US 17

EASY 7 reviews

Dismal Swamp Canal via US 17 is a 23 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near South Mills, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

23.0 miles 180 feet Point to Point

kid friendly


nature trips

scenic driving





wild flowers



4 months ago

scenic driving
6 months ago

We stopped by the State Park also serve as a rest stop on the 17. Nice.

11 months ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

In the end we spent four days in the park. Mostly by fat tire bike

scenic driving
1 year ago

Follow the Dismal Swamp Canal from the Virginia line down to NC SR 1221 and back, stopping often.

mountain biking
1 year ago

A nice ride on a bright, beautiful mid-December day. This trail is great for a mountain bike or big tire bike. It is level all the way so you don't need gears. It runs from the park headquarters to the Virginia line.

1 year ago

I spent 2 days and plan to spend more. I saw a bobcat, but he went across in front of me so fast that I could not get his picture even though I had the camera on and in my hand. Like most parks, the rangers are really friendly here. It was beautiful December weather and I truly enjoyed it. Most of the trails in the park are joint hiking/biking except for two.