Palmetto Trail: Santee Passage is a 13.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Eutawville, SC that features a lake 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
Lots of dirt roads and time on rural highways make Santee Passage a pleasant trip for mountain bikers. The passage winds through farmlands in eastern Orangeburg County, and the view is a tapestry of color and texture from cotton, wheat, soybeans, and canola. Produce stands offer seasonal delights, including fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. The pot of gold on this passage is a shady portion across land owned by farmers Ira and Mona Avinger. Take time to enjoy the pinewoods and whopping oak trees. The passage travels under Interstate 95 on a dirt road into the tourist town of Santee.
Did this as part of a 100 mile section hike of the Palmetto Trail. This was pretty much all road walking with the vast majority of it being dirt roads. There was a long portion (couple of miles at least) of pavement walking. The part through the farmers field was completely overgrown and almost impassible (see pictures). If coming from the sea (like I did) stay to the right with the trees and when they end just push straight forward.