Cheraw State Park is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Cheraw, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
We were pretty much the only ones there. Walked the paths through the newer growth areas - then through the part that they recently did a controlled burn on apparently. Areas still smoldering. The other part was like walking through a desert area- except instead of cacti you'd see new pine trees growing. Flat trails but the fire breaks had uneven sand - which actually made for a more challenging walk. Took kids and the dog. Bring water.
I almost forgot! Be sure to visit the park office after your walk to enjoy the beautiful view of the lake before you go! Park staff is very helpful as well. super nice
this 4.5 mile walk through the woods was pretty awesome! Lots of information posted in the trail and the trail is very clearly marked. Wildlife continued to walk around although scared very easily. Definitely would do this again
Great place! The park is well maintained and my kids love it. The trail, although a bit dull, is clearly marked and very easy. My favorite thing to do here is to rent the canoes for the day and go fishing. Being on the lake is much more interesting than walking the trail
Easy uneventful walk the payoff is a cool look at cypress trees Did the 4.5 mile loop in less than 90 minutes
Not a bad place to take dogs for an extended walk. Not as much elevation gain as hikes I'm used to, but definitely the closest thing to an actual hike that I've found since moving to SC (meaning it has a teensy bit of elevation versus being a flat loop around a bog). It was nice to spend the morning wandering under pine trees, but it's definitely an easy hike.
The Turkey Oak trail is an easy 4.5 mile loop through a dense forest of longleaf pine, turkey oak, blackjack oak, and hickory trees. A few longleaf pines are marked for nesting red cockaded woodpeckers. Near the middle, the trail enters a cypress swamp at Lake Juniper. Here, raptors and waterfowl can be found year-round. The trail is well marked. Beware: summers are hot and humid!
Very nice trail. Very well marked. The actual name is Turkey Oak Trail. Trail head is located at the end of the service road passing gold course / golf course building (on right)