Explore the most popular trails near Cheraw with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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2 months ago

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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bugs
2 months ago

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

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bugs
5 months ago

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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muddy
7 months ago

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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8 months ago

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.

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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

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Mon May 14 2018

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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Thu Apr 05 2018

Nice walk. Too bad for the burn off because it made for a dirty experience and we couldn’t hear and didn’t see any wildlife.

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Fri Feb 10 2017

good little trail with good midpoint for overlooking the swamp of Juniper Lake.,

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Sun Jan 15 2017

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

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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.

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Sat Feb 27 2016

Brisk sunny day. No one else on the trail. Very relaxing and peaceful.

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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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