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.
dogs on leash
Awendaw Passage is the final leg of the Palmetto Trail, SC's mountains-to-sea trail.
Nice area. Good easy trail.
very flat, good for a run, but not a lot of variation in the scenery.
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.
A nice drive
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.
Warm sunshine and a pleasant drive.
A nice country ride on a nice day.
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..
Well marked and groomed trail. Great views of the marsh and creeks. Portions can get muddy - especially after rain. Recommend bringing your bud spray.
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.
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.