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Palmetto Trail: Swamp Fox Passage

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

48.4 mile 77.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 845' 258 m
Descent: -844' -257 m
High: 112' 34 m
Low: 35' 11 m

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Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (3°)

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The longest section of the cross-state Palmetto Trail.

Corey Holt

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.

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. Hikers 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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Jan 3, 2019
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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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