Bartram Trail to Sandy Ford

MODERATE 3 reviews
#19 of 30 trails in

Bartram Trail to Sandy Ford is a 18.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Long Bottom Ford, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,368 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

waterfall

rocky

backpacking
4 days ago

First things - We did not hike the entire trail. We only hiked to Earl's Ford (it was my daughters first backpacking trip and we wanted to keep it light.

I guess I was just hoping for more highlights. We thought a lunch at Earls Ford would be nice - play in the water and then work our way back... Earls Ford is beautiful and would be a perfect picnic spot, except for the car campers and ORV folks. Lots of trash and trucks.

The trail isn't used much by hikers - we saw 1 hiker over the past 2 days. The campsites are large, but nothing too exceptional, and they seem to be spaced out ever 3 miles or so. There were a few sections with lots of horse traffic (although marked as hikers only), and the spiders are plentiful.

hiking
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Liked this hike. Saw about 4 waterfalls and a couple campsites. This hike was pretty much secluded. We ran into only 2 groups of hikers.

hiking
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Great hike with plenty of water along the way. Easily done over a weekend.