Dismal Swamp Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pocahontas, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 111 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

off trail

This park re-opened for day-use visitation between 7am and sunset on April 24, 2020. The public will have access to most trails, boat ramps, marinas, golf courses and other outdoor recreation opportunities. Park facilities and overnight accommodations will remain closed, as will playgrounds and other social gathering places. See here for more info: https://tnstateparks.com/about/covid-19-closures

hiking
2 months ago

Could not find the loop path at the end of the boardwalk...

hiking
off trail
Thu Feb 21 2019

Nice trail w/long section of boardwalk. Prior to the boardwalk some nice rock formations as the trail works it way down the hill. Do the trail counterclockwise. A portion of this trail is a bushwhack so follow the track.

Wed Sep 12 2018

This shows the trail going to the right at the end of the boardwalk and making a short loop which does not exist.

hiking
Sun Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed this hike although we may have gone a different way because it was longer than 1.2 miles. More like 2.8 or so. Park in the gravel parking lot, head to the right of the trail sign and follow the blue trail to the tower! My kids loved the tower and view although I would say because of the incline it was not a truly “easy” hike! The board walk was easy and lovely and the trail was very interesting with diverse plants, birds, and terrain.

Tue Sep 12 2017

loved it. the swamp and boardwalk were beautiful.very scenic hike. we love this park and come here often. look forward to doing all the trails.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Thu Feb 28 2019