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A pleasant forested hike, which is the coastal starting point for the Palmetto Trail.


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Map Key

7.3

Miles

11.8

KM

Point to Point

74' 23 m

High

14' 4 m

Low

329' 100 m

Up

313' 95 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

Expect flat terrain along a singletrack dirt road. Particularly, this is an enjoyable hike in the cooler months. Consider a bug net and bug spray in this area as mosquitoes are prevalent here.

Description

The Awendaw Passage is the coastal portion of the Palmetto Trail. The trail starts at the Buck Hall Recreation Area Trailhead. This trail continues to wander westward through maritime forest and offers great views of the Low Country marshes along Awendaw Creek.

Continue onward via the Palmetto Trail: Swamp Fox Passage for a backpacking trip, end a point-to-point day hike at Steed Creek Trailhead, or head back the way you came for an all-day journey.

Contacts

Shared By:

Missouri Hiker with improvements by Barbara White

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 10 votes

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Scenic vistas
Apr 8, 2022 near Awendaw, SC
Awendaw Creek
Apr 8, 2022 near Awendaw, SC
There are a few benches to rest upon and take in the view.
Apr 8, 2022 near Awendaw, SC
Bridges are provided over the waterways. Interesting animal tracks can be seen from above.
Apr 8, 2022 near Awendaw, SC
Scenic Vistas
Apr 8, 2022 near Awendaw, SC
The best parts of this trail is when the trail hugs the creek.
Feb 19, 2021 near Awendaw, SC

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Jan 14, 2024
Steve L
some mud but overall pretty easy to traverse. 5.5mi — 2h 06m
Mar 14, 2022
J Arrington
Buck Hall Recreation Area to the canoe launch and back. 9.4mi
Aug 20, 2021
Barbara White
May 10, 2021
J Arrington
Buck Hall Recreation trailhead to Swamp Fox Trailhead 8.1mi
Sep 22, 2020
Joel Mann
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