Palmetto Trail - Awendaw Passage is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mcclellanville, SC that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from January until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Awendaw Passage is the final leg of the Palmetto Trail, SC's mountains-to-sea trail.
Great Trail. However, the map listed for this trail is incorrect. It is only about half of the trail. Next time I do this trail I will attempt to add the rest of the trail. I'm not sure how to upload a recorded trail track to an existing map. Full trail map is in the link below. Also this trail is currently closed along with a few other sections of the Palmetto Trail due to all the rain SC got. See palmettoconservation.org and there FB page for current trail closures..
Well marked and groomed trail. Great views of the marsh and creeks. Portions can get muddy - especially after rain. Recommend bringing your bud spray.
Nice view of the marsh. The trail is easy to walk, but less easy to navigate. Lost site of where the trail was a couple of times. There are marks on trees, but not always where you need them. There are a few benches overlooking the marsh along the way. Also, a fair amount of wildlife.
Hiked the whole 7.1 mile passage from Swamp Fox trailhead on Hwy. 17 to the eastern terminus at Buck Hall Recreation Area with my 9 year old. Took us about 4 hours. Nice easy trail with cool changes and some neat surprises along the way. There is a nice spot to sit and have a snack just a little ways past the canoe launch, complete with sturdy bench and view of the salt marsh. Do NOT forget bug spray!!! There are a few spots where you really have to watch for the blazes or you'll miss them if you're heading this direction. Definitely a great Saturday hike.
Great trail running or mountain biking. Parking is free on the end by the canoe launch. $5 on the buck hall landing start.
This trail was my first hike in SC but proved to be a good one! The trail is for the most part running beside a creek, providing beautiful views over the marsh the entire time. The air smells like the beach and the trail itself is made up of soft sand, pine needles, and plank bridges, making for very peaceful barefoot hikes. This trail is only about 40 minutes away from the city and is a great getaway spot. Definitely a must-see especially for those who are out-of-state and looking to experience the Carolinas.
Great day all around! We only went to the 2nd mile marker & back do to the late starting time however, the trail was well marked and easily accessible also pet friendly. During spring and summer bring bug spray especially in the later hrs.
A great day hike not too strenuous. This was our first leg of the Palmetto Trail.