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Best trails in Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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Looking for a great trail in Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia? AllTrails has 16 great mountain biking trails, hiking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 16 easy trails in Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge ranging from 3.9 to 23.9 miles and from 9 to 49 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is the largest intact remnant of a vast habitat that once covered more than one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The refuge trails are open daily, sunrise to sunset.
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Top trails (16)
#1 - Washington Ditch Boardwalk Trail
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
Washington Ditch Boardwalk Trail is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Suffolk, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of Show more
#2 - Interior Ditch Trail
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
This area has several flat gravel roads that can either be driven, biked, or walked.Show more
#3 - Dismal Swamp Canal via US 17
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Length: 23 mi
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 primarShow more
#4 - Lake Drummond via Dismal Swamp Canal Paddle Route
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 8.7 mi
Lake Drummond via Dismal Swamp Canal Paddle Route is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Chesapeake, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The traiShow more
#5 - Williamson Ditch Trail
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Williamson Ditch Trail is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Suffolk, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#6 - Railroad Ditch Trail
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
Railroad Ditch Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Suffolk, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#7 - Underground Railroad Education Pavilion
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
Underground Railroad Education Pavilion is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Suffolk, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trShow more
#8 - Corapeake Road
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 17.7 mi
Corapeake Road is a 17.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Mills, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for mouShow more
#9 - Lynn Ditch Trail
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
Lynn Ditch Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Suffolk, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#10 - West Ditch Boardwalk Trail
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m
West Ditch Boardwalk Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Suffolk, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
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