Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Suffolk, Virginia

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With over 140 miles of unpaved roads throughout this 109,000-acre wildlife refuge, the Great Dismal Swamp provides a variety of opportunities for off-road cyclists to explore one of the largest remaining wooded wetlands in the eastern United States. The Washington Ditch Road is just a small sampling, but certainly the most accessible route for cyclists interested in pedaling through the swamp's biological diversity to the mysterious and beautiful Lake Drummond. Trail Surface: Hard-packed dirt / gravel canal roads.
Mountain Biking Virginia

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Mountain Biking Virginia

by Scott Adams (Falcon Guides)

With over 140 miles of unpaved roads throughout this 109,000-acre wildlife refuge, the Great Dismal Swamp provides a variety of opportunities for off-road cyclists to explore one of the largest remaining wooded wetlands in the eastern United States.

The Washington Ditch Road is just a small sampling, but certainly the most accessible route for cyclists interested in pedaling through the swamp's biological diversity to the mysterious and beautiful Lake Drummond.

Trail Surface: Hard-packed dirt / gravel canal roads.

©  Scott Adams/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Suffolk
Distance: 8.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Monday - Friday, 8AM - 3:30PM, year-round.
Trailhead Elevation: 40 feet
Top Elevation: 40 feet
Local Contacts: Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Local Maps: USGS Suffolk, Lake Drummond NW, Corapeake, Lake Drummond, Deep Creek.
Driving Directions: Directions to Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Recent Trail Reviews

6/20/2010
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Trail is really flat with not much to see. Make sure you bring plenty of bug repellent if you don't want to be eaten alive. It is a swamp after all.



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