Dismal Swamp Canal via US 17

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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.

DISTANCE
23.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

scenic driving

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

8 months ago

scenic driving
10 months ago

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

walking
Friday, February 05, 2016

mountain biking
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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

scenic driving
Saturday, December 12, 2015

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

mountain biking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

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.

hiking
Thursday, December 10, 2015

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.