Palmetto Trail Awendaw Passage

EASY 14 reviews

Palmetto Trail Awendaw Passage is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mcclellanville, SC that features a river 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.

7.1 miles 205 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Awendaw Passage is the final leg of the Palmetto Trail, SC's mountains-to-sea trail.

backpacking
1 month ago

Started a section hike of the Palmetto Trail here. Trail is very flat and excellently maintained. They were doing a cross country race when we were there and they had even marked small obstructions in the trail with paint. If you like looking at salt water marshes this is the trail for you.

scenic driving
3 months ago

A nice drive

5 months ago

It was great! A little buggy but expected for July after a rain. Loved the canopy of trees,wasn't too hot. Will do it again in the fall! So peaceful and lots to look at.

6 months ago

scenic driving
10 months ago

Warm sunshine and a pleasant drive.

scenic driving
10 months ago

A nice country ride on a nice day.

hiking
1 year ago

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..

hiking
1 year ago

Well marked and groomed trail. Great views of the marsh and creeks. Portions can get muddy - especially after rain. Recommend bringing your bud spray.

hiking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

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.

trail running
2 years ago

Great trail running or mountain biking. Parking is free on the end by the canoe launch. $5 on the buck hall landing start.

hiking
3 years ago

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.

hiking
3 years ago

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.

hiking
3 years ago

A great day hike not too strenuous. This was our first leg of the Palmetto Trail.