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



3 months ago

scenic driving
5 months ago

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

9 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

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

scenic driving
11 months ago

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

mountain biking
11 months 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.

11 months 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.