|Swamp Fox Passage
A 47-mile journey through four distinct ecosystems, the
Swamp Fox Passage is currently the longest section of the
cross-state trail. There are three trailheads, which means
you can either do the trail as a three or four-day trip or
in shorter sections. Any access point makes for an enjoyable
trip and diverse views. Of note are the gorgeous Wadboo
Swamp near the western trailhead and the grassy savannas around Dog Swamp and Turkey Creek.
Length: 47 miles
Use: Hiking and Mountain Biking
Difficulty: Easy if done in sections as a day hike, moderate otherwise.
Directions: See page 2 of the map pdf.
Camping: There is primitive car camping available at Halfway Creek and there are several other backcountry sites along the trail. However, camping is limited to the designated areas. The cutting of live trees for firewood is prohibited.
Note: After Turkey Creek, the Swamp Fox Trail runs concurrently with the Jericho Horse trail, from mile marker 19 to 26.
Trail Update 1: The Canal Recreation Area,
on the Swamp Fox and Lake Moultrie Passages, has been
CLOSED. A trailhead has been established on
the other side of US 52 approximately 0.3 miles north on US
52. A US Forest Service sign can be seen from
the road. This area is available for parking
only. No restrooms or water are available at
Trail Update 2: There is no water availale
at the Witherbee Ranger Station trailhead.
Additional information: USDA Forest Service, Witherbee Ranger District, 2421 Witherbee Road, Cordesville, S.C. 29434. (843) 336-3248.
Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, 5821 Hwy. 17 N, Awendaw, S.C. 29429. (843) 928-3368.
This Passage is divided into 4 section maps. Click section listing below to download individual pdfs.
Section 1 US Hwy 17 to Harleston Dam
Section 2 Harleston Dam to Irishtown Road
Section 3 Irishtown Road to Ackerman Road
Section 4 Ackerman Road to Canal Recreation Area