Palmetto Trail Awendaw Passage

EASY 34 reviews

Palmetto Trail Awendaw Passage is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mcclellanville, South Carolina 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.

DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

mountain biking
4 days ago

The beginning and end of this trail was easy. The mid trail was full of roots so it was more challenging than "easy". The path was scenic with great creek views and some elevation along the way. We rode during the dry season in May, so no mud. There would have been mud during wetter weather. You need mosquito spray, or to ride fast, or both. Thank you to the Boy Scouts and others who have improved this trail. It was a pleasure to enjoy your work. Very clean too. I recommend it if you are up for a bit of a rough ride!

1 month ago

birding
1 month ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice area. Good easy trail.

hiking
4 months ago

very flat, good for a run, but not a lot of variation in the scenery.

backpacking
6 months 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
9 months ago

A nice drive

10 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.

11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Warm sunshine and a pleasant drive.

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A nice country ride on a nice day.

hiking
Monday, January 18, 2016

hiking
Thursday, October 15, 2015

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
Monday, September 21, 2015

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
Thursday, July 02, 2015

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
Sunday, October 26, 2014

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.