Carolina Bay Hike Along Palmetto Trail Swamp Fox Passage is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Awendaw, SC that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Charleston: There are three trailheads. To reach the eastern trailhead, take U.S. Highway 17 north to Steed Creek Road (SC Route 133S) in Awendaw. Just beyond Steed Creek Road, the trailhead will be on the left.
Flat trail, very easy to navigate. Saw some snakes and turtles, strong bird population. One crossing section of trail and road is not busy, but the trail inlet across is 50 ft feet down the road, so use caution. Very quiet trail and great to bring a dog for.
Not many hill to the lower section of it. Very isolated and not much traffic when I was there back in April. Theres quite a few small pounds dotted along side the trail as you head north. The parking lot is on the north side of the road, left hand side headed north, right hand side headed south. You must be heading south in order to access the gravel parking lot, free parking.
Enjoyable trail. Flat of course. I enjoyed the woods and a creek here and there. One section, maybe around mile 5 was just root after root. Overall a decent trail. I live close by so will be going again
Nice basic trail. Easy location from Charleston.