Tuxbury Horse Trail
This 14-mile loop trail ambles along old railroad logging trams, traversing a wide array of habitat types from mature longleaf pine stands to bottomland hardwood drains. It offers captivating scenery to visitors who may glimpse prothonotary warblers darting among swamp cypress knees or endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in search of food in the bark of majestic longleaf pines.
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At a Glance
|Permit Info:||Dispersed camping is permitted along the trail but a primitive camping permit is required (available free at district office).|
|Open Season:||All year|
|Best Season:||Fall, winter, spring|
|Information Center:||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 InformationDirections: From Charleston, take US Highway 17 North to the intersection of SC Highway 41. Turn left and continue seven miles to the trailhead on the left.
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Alerts & Warnings
- Bridge closure on FS road 305 on Enoree Ranger District
- New digital payment options and online reservations at Enoree recreation sites
- Damaged bridges along the Enoree Passage of Palmetto Trail; exercise caution
- No potable water at Parsons Mountain Recreation Area
- Please be aware of open well hazards on Sumter National Forest