Turkey Oak Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cheraw, South Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.3 miElevation gain177 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyViews
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Brian Hett
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Erika Wiley
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Chuck Lee
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Nice and easy.

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Charles Hardee
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HikingMuddy

Pleasant walk thru pine forest. Not much wildlife. Saw 4 deer from the car before we even got to the trail head. Had a first time hiker with us and it was a good trail for beginners.

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Anthony Hardee
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Charles Hardee
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Jack M Brewer Jr
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Nice easy walk in the woods. Mostly wide, well marked and easy to follow trail. I'm not a trail runner but I would think this would be a trail runners paradise during the cooler months. Didn't see another soul today.

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Jessica Michelle
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WalkingBlowdownBugsOver grownWashed out

The back part is completely overgrown. A beginner hiker could really get lost back there, especially if they’re looking at their feet instead of the trees. Flat hike, still enjoyed having a picnic next to the pond/lake with my toddler. Very quiet with literally nobody out there. I still am disappointed with the state of the trail considering it’s part of a state park, but I might just be spoiled.

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Dempsey Sellers
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This was a quiet trail.

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Rebecca Short
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HikingBlowdownGreat!MuddyOver grownWashed out

Hiked this trail today and it was enjoyable. some of the bridges across the seeps need repair or there weren't enough to cross without stepping on limbs that had been placed down to keep your feet from going in the mud. Mostly flat with slight inclines and declines. Lots of area still recovering from prescribed burns (not sure when the last burn was). At about 1.5 miles in, the trail was a bit tricky to follow, be mindful of the blazes and watch for signage to direct you where you need to go. Perfect areas along the way to stretch out a hammock and relax. The headwaters of the lake was really pretty to see. Didn't see any wildlife bigger than a squirrel. Lots of various mushrooms in the more damp areas if you are into that sort of thing - I managed to find an oyster mushroom

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Norman Ivey
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Jason Klein
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Joseph Deese
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Some spots are tough to keep track of but overall not difficult to navigate. about the 2 mile mark is a nice little stream and the lake lookout is well worth the hike!

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Wendell Small
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HikingBlowdown

Straight forward trail. Pay attention to park directional signs. Good hardy trail.

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Joe Herring
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Great morning walk. Saw lots of deer and hawks, and even some turkeys. The trail is pretty defined, but it is a little hard to distinguish on the way back up from the lake.

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Crystal Willett
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HikingBlowdown

Very nice trail. Some of the wooden walk-ways are washed out but you can still get across them and keep from getting too wet. There were some trees down but easy enough to pass through. A little wet on the way back, but again, easy enough to get around the water. Loved the quiet and peaceful feel to the trail. Didn't hear any cars or outside noise. I was the only person on the trail while I was there today. Enjoyed the hike!

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Cindy Dillman
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We took this trail with our chihuahua. It was easy and we enjoyed walking through the pine trees. Didn’t see any wildlife but saw huge pine cones. It was a nice way to spend a Saturday morning after a long drive the day before. A good exercise. Recommend for all ages.

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Justin Smith
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HikingBugs

Dog friendly, very nice views will go again very very soon

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David Watkins
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HikingBugs

This trail is okay if you want to get the miles in but doesn't offer much in the term of any views. At one point there is a little pond you can walk over to but then again its not big. Bring bug spray as there are a lot of deer flies that buzz around your head or keep trying to land on your face.

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Robert Wolfe
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HikingMuddy

A beautiful trail through SC pine forests but obviously not a maintenance focus for the park. Unless I missed something the blazes change colors from white to blue for about a mile, which caught me off guard for a bit. Still though, an excellent hike in well maintained forest. Didn’t see a soul out there which was nice. Update: A directional sign is missing. That’s how I ended up with the blue blazes which marks a property boundary.

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Sean TD
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I was the only one around on a Monday in mid May. Bugs weren’t too bad. Looks like they’re making some additions/improvements to the trail, as I got turned around a few times. Nice and peaceful. Took about just under 2 hours to do 4.8 miles, but I was taking pictures and screwing around.

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Dempsey Sellers
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4.5 turkey oak trail loop. It seems like the state park is getting ready to do a controlled burn on this trail so the trail is serving as the fire break. Also, you have to constantly pay attention to the trail signs because it switches for long periods of time of bull dozer path to natural path. It’s sandy dirt so it’s soft and hard to get traction.

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Henry Rushing
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good trail bridges could use a little work. had a great time.

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