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The Palmetto Trail: Swamp Fox Passage

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The longest section of the cross-state Palmetto Trail.


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48.3

Miles

77.8

KM

100%

Runnable

111' 34 m

High

36' 11 m

Low

760' 232 m

Up

747' 228 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Hunting is restricted in the national forest on Sunday.

There is a temporary reroute for Cane Gully (directions are posted on trail):
From Mile Marker 38, turn left (west) onto Forest Service Road 133 (labeled FS 133). Travel for approximately 1.4 miles. Turn right (north – northeast) onto Cane Gully Road. Travel for approximately 0.8 miles. Turn left (north) onto the Swamp Fox Passage where it crosses Cane Gully Road.

Runner Notes

There is only one water source on the Swamp Fox Passage, the Ranger Station off Steed Creek Road that is roughly 1.2 miles west of where Steed Creek Road crosses the trail between mile 13 and 14.

Description

Part of the cross-state Palmetto Trail, the Swamp Fox Passage, at 47 miles, is the trail's longest section. This section of the trail resides entirely in the Francis Marion National Forest. Runners will pass through long-leaf pine forests, grassy savannas, and swamps. There are many road crossings and access points along the trail.

For parking: Refer to the Palmetto Conservation Foundation's website for more detailed information and maps for the trail.

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Corey Holt

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Palmetto Trail travels through beautiful country.
Mar 3, 2017 near Awendaw, SC
The Palmetto Trail travels through gorgeous green forests.
Mar 6, 2017 near Awendaw, SC

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