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Merchants Millpond State Park to Dismal Swamp State Park

71 US Hwy 158E, Gatesville, NC 27938-9440

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Head north on Merchants Millpond State Park toward US-158 E - go 1.4 mi

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Turn right at US-158 E – go 19.7 mi

3

Turn left at US-17 N – go 6.5 mi

Total: 27.7 mi – about 34 mins

Dismal Swamp State Park to Jockeys Ridge State Park

Dismal Swamp State Park2294 US Highway 17 N South Mills, NC 27976

1

Head north on US-17 N toward McPherson Rd/NC-1231 – go 0.4 mi

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Make a U-turn at McPherson Rd/NC-1231 – go 9.6 mi

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Slight right at N Rd St/US-158/US-17 – go Continue to follow US-158/US-17 8.5 mi

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Turn left at W Elizabeth St/US-158 – go Continue to follow US-158 6.2 mi

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Slight right at US-158 E – go 10.6 mi

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Slight right at Caratoke Hwy/US-158 – go

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Continue to follow US-158 39.3 mi

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Turn right at W Carolista Dr – go 0.1 mi

9

Turn left at Jockeys Ridge State Park – go 0.2 mi

Total: 74.9 mi – about 1 hour 38 mins

Jockeys Ridge State Park to Pettigrew State Park

Jockeys Ridge State Park, Nags Head, Dare, North Carolina 27959

1

Head northwest on Jockeys Ridge State Park toward W Carolista Dr 0.2 mi

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Turn right at W Carolista Dr 0.1 mi

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Turn right at S Croatan Hwy/US-158 4.7 mi

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Slight right at US-264/US-64/S Virginia Dare Trail Continue to follow US-64 47.4 mi

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Take exit 558 toward Creswell 0.3 mi

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Turn left at Alligood Rd/NC-1310 Continue to follow NC-1310 0.6 mi

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Turn left at E Main St/NC-1142 Continue to follow NC-1142 0.8 mi

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Turn left at NC-1142/Spruill Bridge Rd 1.7 mi

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Turn left at S Fork Creek Rd/NC-1118 0.3 mi

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Turn right at NC-1118 4.4 mi

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Turn left to stay on NC-1118 456 ft

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Slight left at Lake Shore Rd 0.2 mi

Total: 60.7 mi – about 1 hour 24 mins

Pettigrew State Park to Merchants Millpond State Park

Pettigrew State Park2252 Lake Shore Rd Creswell, NC 27928 

1

Head northwest on Lake Shore Rd toward NC-1118 0.2 mi

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Slight right at NC-1118 456 ft

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Turn right to stay on NC-1118 4.4 mi

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Turn left at S Fork Creek Rd/NC-1118 0.3 mi

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Turn right at NC-1142/Tom Pepper Rd 0.2 mi

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Turn left at NC-1142/Spruill Bridge Rd 1.5 mi

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Turn right to stay on NC-1142/Spruill Bridge Rd Continue to follow NC-1142 0.8 mi

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Turn right at N 6th St/NC-1310 Continue to follow NC-1310 0.6 mi

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Turn left at NC-94 8.1 mi

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Slight right to stay on NC-94 0.1 mi

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Slight right at NC-32 7.4 mi

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Slight left at NC-32/Poplar Neck Rd Continue to follow NC-32 5.3 mi

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Turn right at N Broad St/NC-32/US-17 0.6 mi

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Turn left at NC-32/Virginia Rd Continue to follow NC-32 28.4 mi

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Turn left at US-158 E 4.2 mi

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Turn left at Merchants Millpond State Park Destination will be on the right 1.4 mi

Total: 63.7 mi – about 1 hour 53 mins

Loop Total: 227 mi – about 5 hours 29 mins


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