Explore the most popular forest trails in Dismal Swamp State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Heads up Lots of flies & mosquitoes in summer

walking
Monday, June 20, 2016

I went during my lunch hour today. I was in a shade of green and hearing the birds sings. This was a perfect place to take a walk in a hot summer day.

walking
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nathan said it best, Do this one and do the second loop for the figure eight trail.

hiking
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I did this a couple months ago and must have forgot to enter it. It is a nice double loop out into the swamp. Bikes are not allowed on this trail but there are many miles of bike options in the park.

walking
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

It was an easy walk. Got a chance to go inside the swamp without getting wet.

walking
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

I walked on this trail from a rest stop next to the NC Dismal Swamp State Park. It is well paved and entirely flat. Since it was next to off the US 17 so it was pretty noisy.

scenic driving
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I liked the NC setion better, but it was a nice day.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Another nice mid-December bike ride. It was a beautiful, bright, sunshiny day.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

It was a great day for a bike ride. A beautiful sunshine mid-December day.

hiking
Thursday, December 10, 2015

This is my kind of trail; a walk in the woods on a single track trail. It is an easy trail and wooded all the way. All that and a beautiful mid December day. I was walking along with my camera turned on and ready to fire when a bob-cat ran across the trail in front of me. Sorry, but I could not get the picture in time. I have never seen one in Virginia before.

walking
Thursday, December 10, 2015

This is the long version of the swamp boardwalk trail. There are two chances to sit if you need to.

walking
Thursday, December 10, 2015

This is a short, easy walk. It is an even and level boardwalk with a rest half way around, so even the least able should be able to enjoy the swamp.

hiking
Thursday, December 10, 2015

This is the Virginia section of the canal trail. It runs along US 17 most of the way, so don't come seeking solitude. It is actually part of the inland water way.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016