Fast and flat with an assortment of bridges and raised boardwalk trails.
The Swamp Fox trail is located within the 250,000 acre Francis Marion National Forest. The wide single track trail covers diverse terrain and travels along an old railroad right of way. As a twist you will encounter bridges and raised boardwalk trails. It also travels through low country swampland and can get very sloppy after heavy rains. Watch out for mosquitoes to when the season is to their liking. There are no real technical sections to this trail but it can be long for some.
How to get there:
Eastern Trailhead: From Charleston, take US Hwy. 17 north to Steed Creek Road (SC 133-S) in Awendaw. Beyond Steed Creek Road, the trailhead will be on your left.
Western Trailhead (Witherbee Ranger District Office): From Charleston take US Hwy. 17 north to SC 41 and go left. At Huger, bear left onto SC 402. Travel 3 miles to Copperhead Rd. Turn right and travel 3 miles to Witherbee Rd. Turn right and travel a half-mile to District Office and parking on the right.
Halfway Creek Trail Camp: From Charleston take US Hwy. 17 north to Steed Creek Road (SC 133-S). Turn left and drive 5 miles to Halfway Creek Road (SC Route 98-S). Turn left and go 1/4 mile to the trail camp on the left.