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Bizarre trail. Once you cross the first road you will shortly enter a field of felled trees. After walking along the periphery for about half a mile, the trail becomes indistinguishable.

Don't go without plenty of water bc there is none alone this trail.

Easy section of the palmetto trail. The trail is easy to follow and is well maintained. Bugs were minimal. We saw a few deer and enjoyed the trip. The trail surface is mostly soft sand, so be prepared. It feels like hiking on the beach. Enjoy 2018

great hike. My wife and I did part of this trail on our anniversary. However, the trail markers do not follow the map found on All trails. The trail was blazed anew and follows a different route. The old trail is poorly marked and overgrown in some places.

I hiked this trail at the beginning of October 2017. BE AWARE THAT THE BRIDGE IS CLOSED TO ALL FOOT AND BIKE TRAFFIC!. Very disappointed that this isn't listed, as it caused us to park in town, walk to the end of the bridge and back, then drive across the lake and park on the side of the road on the north side of the lake. We only hiked the first "12" miles of the trail before turning around- almost the entire trail is on roads, both blacktop and gravel. only about 1/2 mile of this portion, from the bridge to the junction with old river road is in the woods, and this comes out in the back yard of a campground with permanent campers. kind of uncomfortable. Will not hike this trail again, but I do recommend a side trip down to the state park and Fort Watson.

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.

Did this as part of a 100 mile section hike of the Palemetto Trail. There is some pavement road walking, about 4 miles of it. The rest is dirt road walking which isn't so bad. There is also maybe a mile of trail next to some farm land that the maintainers had just, not sure, maybe rototilled? This is what the pictures are of and it was very nice.

backpacking
Sat Nov 26 2016