Cheraw State Park is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Cheraw, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, horses, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 406 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

paddle sports

walking

running

lake

walking
4 months ago

Peaceful walk at night from campground.

hiking
Thu Feb 28 2019

Mainly a bike trail but decided to hike the trail with my dog. Trail is in good condition. No spectacular views just plain old walking in the woods. But you never know what you are gonna find while hiking. One spot in the trail had alot of old glass bottles thrown off to the side. Alot still intact. Came across a old dog that followed me the rest of the way to my truck. Put him in the back and after searching house to house (in the rain for an hour) came across his owner. Turns out the the old dog which name is Prince had been missing for a week. Keep your eyes out like I said never know what you will come up on.

running
Fri Sep 07 2018

Cheraw State Park bike trail is actually an outstanding trail run. The trail is located outside of the park off of Hwy 1. It's fairly technical with lots of short climbs and descents. This is the only trail in the Pee Dee that I know of that is challenging. Approx 7 miles

hiking
Sun Apr 17 2016

We were pretty much the only ones there. Walked the paths through the newer growth areas - then through the part that they recently did a controlled burn on apparently. Areas still smoldering. The other part was like walking through a desert area- except instead of cacti you'd see new pine trees growing. Flat trails but the fire breaks had uneven sand - which actually made for a more challenging walk. Took kids and the dog. Bring water.

Tue Jul 28 2015

I almost forgot! Be sure to visit the park office after your walk to enjoy the beautiful view of the lake before you go! Park staff is very helpful as well. super nice

Mon Dec 15 2014

Great place! The park is well maintained and my kids love it. The trail, although a bit dull, is clearly marked and very easy. My favorite thing to do here is to rent the canoes for the day and go fishing. Being on the lake is much more interesting than walking the trail

hiking
Thu Apr 18 2013

Easy uneventful walk the payoff is a cool look at cypress trees Did the 4.5 mile loop in less than 90 minutes

hiking
Sun Feb 03 2013

Not a bad place to take dogs for an extended walk. Not as much elevation gain as hikes I'm used to, but definitely the closest thing to an actual hike that I've found since moving to SC (meaning it has a teensy bit of elevation versus being a flat loop around a bog). It was nice to spend the morning wandering under pine trees, but it's definitely an easy hike.

hiking
Thu Dec 27 2012

The Turkey Oak trail is an easy 4.5 mile loop through a dense forest of longleaf pine, turkey oak, blackjack oak, and hickory trees. A few longleaf pines are marked for nesting red cockaded woodpeckers. Near the middle, the trail enters a cypress swamp at Lake Juniper. Here, raptors and waterfowl can be found year-round. The trail is well marked. Beware: summers are hot and humid!

hiking
Thu Nov 15 2012

Very nice trail. Very well marked. The actual name is Turkey Oak Trail. Trail head is located at the end of the service road passing gold course / golf course building (on right)

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

horseback riding
Sat Mar 16 2019

hiking
Tue Dec 18 2018

Sun May 27 2018

hiking
Sat Feb 17 2018

Mon Aug 22 2016

Tue May 31 2016

running
Sun Feb 28 2016

camping
Wed Nov 11 2015

walking
Fri Jun 21 2013

Sat Jun 01 2013