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S Martha Washington Trail

South Martha Washington Trail at Dismal Swamp State Park

Beginning just a few hundred feet beyond the end of Canal Road, this is the fastest way to reach the water control structures, located near the junction of Corapeake and S Martha Washington. This trail is the park's newest, and connects Kim Saunders and Corapeake.

Trail Location: 
Begins less than 0.1 miles west of Kim Saunders trailhead
Trail Point of Interest: 
The trail crosses over the South Martha Washington Ditch via a catwalk on the smaller of the two water control structures.
Trail Length: 
1.20 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
easy hike
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 

Map of North Carolina – Dismal Swamp State Park


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2294 U.S. 17 N.
South Mills, NC 27976

GPS: 36.5057, -76.3551




  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Trails close 30 minutes before park closing time.


  • Weekdays:
    8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday to Sunday:
    9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day