Swamp Fox Passage/Palmetto Trail


Area Status: Open

The Swamp Fox Trail is part of the cross-state Palmetto Trail. There are three trailheads on this 47-mile stretch of trail: Swamp Fox Trailhead in the east on Highway 17; the central trailhead in Cordesville; and the western trailhead at a parking area on Hwy 52 and FS road 115..

Click here for a printable guide and vicinity map.

Click here for more detailed maps by trail section courtesy of the Palmetto Conservation website.

At a Glance

Restrictions: Hikers and mountain bikers only. During temperate months, be prepared for biting insects and high temperatures. Be advised of big-game hunting seasons. Avoid using the trail during excessively wet periods.

General Information

Directions:

Eastern Trailhead: 

  • From Charleston, take U.S. Highway 17 North to Steed Creek Road (SC Route 133-S) in Awendaw. Just beyond Steed Creek Road, the trailhead will be on the left.

Center Trailhead: 

  • From Charleston, take U.S. Highway 17 north to SC 41. Turn left. At Huger, bear left on SC 402 and travel three miles to Copperhead Road. Turn right and travel two miles to Witherbee Road. Turn right and travel two miles. Parking is on the right.
  • From Moncks Corner, take US Highway 52 North to SC 402. Turn right and travel three miles to Witherbee Road. Turn left and travel seven miles to the District Office. Parking is on the right.

Western Trailhead:

  • From Moncks Corner, take SC Highway 52 North.  The Swampfox trailhead one mile North of the Canady Branch Road or .25 mile south of FS 115 (Bonneau).

Accessibility:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Unsurfaced; grassy, old railroad logging trams, boardwalks, and bridges. Twenty-one hours walking. Ten hours biking

General Info:

Safety Information

During temperate months, be prepared for biting insects and high temperatures. Be advised of big-game hunting seasons. Avoid using the trail during excessively wet periods.


Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking

Unsurfaced; grassy, old railroad logging trams, boardwalks, and bridges. Twenty-one hours, walking. Ten hours biking.
 

Backpacking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
42 miles

  Latitude : 
33.03737

  Longitude : 
-79.6178