Palmetto Trail: Santee Passage

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Palmetto Trail: Santee Passage is a 13.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Eutawville, South Carolina that features a lake 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.

13.2 miles 173 feet Point to Point

dogs on leash




mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running






wild flowers

Lots of dirt roads and time on rural highways make Santee Passage a pleasant trip for mountain bikers. The passage winds through farmlands in eastern Orangeburg County, and the view is a tapestry of color and texture from cotton, wheat, soybeans, and canola. Produce stands offer seasonal delights, including fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. The pot of gold on this passage is a shady portion across land owned by farmers Ira and Mona Avinger. Take time to enjoy the pinewoods and whopping oak trees. The passage travels under Interstate 95 on a dirt road into the tourist town of Santee.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago