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Palmetto Trail (Halfway Creek Rd) Mile Marker 6-12

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A hike following the Palmetto Trail (Swamp Fox Passage) heading north from the Halfway Creek Rd. parking area.


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11.7

Miles

18.8

KM

Out and Back

96' 29 m

High

37' 11 m

Low

206' 63 m

Up

207' 63 m

Down

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2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Spring · Wildlife

Overview

This route uses a section of the Palmetto Trail (Swamp Fox Passage) with easy parking, easy hiking, and beautiful low country scenery. The section after crossing North Hampton Rd. has Carolina bays and some slight elevation gain.

Description

General Info:
Start from the primitive campground on Halfway Creek Rd (near the intersection with Steed Creek Rd). From the campground, head right on the Palmetto Trail. You'll be placed back on Halfway Creek Rd at around mile three, there is another parking area here which is rarely busy.

Cross the road and hop back onto the trail. You should see a campsite about 3/4 of a mile in. After the long straightaway, turn left and follow the trail to a gravel (currently washed away) road. Head right for 100m or so and the trail will pick up on the left.

Additional Notes:
Due to the nature of the area, some parts of the trail, especially the further you get in, can become pretty water-logged after a rain. Also, due to the lack of use on these trails, spider webs and maintenance issues can make the hike a little more tedious/adventuresome than other routes in the area. Due to hunting Monday-Saturday, the best hiking here is on Sunday.

Check out the Palmetto Trail website for updated maps of this area
Palmetto Conservation - Palmetto Trail

Flora & Fauna

Turkey, deer, coyote.

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Shared By:

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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