There are 16.7 miles of former logging roads for hiking and mountain biking through the swamp forest.
Bring your bike or rent one from the park. Men's, women's and children's bikes are available, as well as helmets.
Bull Boulevard is a quiet, grassy road deep in the swamp, where a few cypress and cedar trees grow. You are likely to find bear sign, wood ducks, and otters.
With its sandy surface, the trail is a great place to observe animal crossings.
The trail runs just south of the NC/VA state line, cutting west across the park. You can see abundant pocosin habitat along Corapeake. Common species include bay and gallberry.
This mostly gravel trail is deep in the Swamp, with shoulders dotted with Atlantic White-Cedar trees. Black bear and otter are frequently seen here, along with herons, ducks, and the occasional bald eagle.
This trail runs west, nearly straight across the park, from its intersection with Canal Road. Black bear, turkey, bobcat, and butterflies may be seen here. Birders will enjoy the trail for the many warblers frequenting the woods along either side.
Dismal Swamp State Park
March - October: 8am - 6pm
November - February: 8am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day
Weekdays: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Trails close one-half hour before park closing time.