Turkey Creek Hike

Charleston, South Carolina

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This backcountry hike traverses deep woods in Francis Marion National Forest along one of the most scenic freshwater creeks in the region. Walk in a lush valley where piney slopes transition to swamp hardwoods, exuding everywhere-youlook beauty. South Carolina’s master path—the Palmetto Trail—is your conduit through this forested hinterland where bridges and boardwalks aid your passage through wildflowerrich wetlands.
Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina

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Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This backcountry hike traverses deep woods in Francis Marion National Forest along one of the most scenic freshwater creeks in the region. Walk in a lush valley where piney slopes transition to swamp hardwoods, exuding everywhere-youlook beauty.

South Carolina’s master path—the Palmetto Trail—is your conduit through this forested hinterland where bridges and boardwalks aid your passage through wildflowerrich wetlands.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Charleston
Distance: 5.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5- 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Francis Marion National Forest, 2967 Steed Creek Rd., Huger, SC 29450, (843) 336-3248, www.fs.usda.gov/main/scnfs/
Local Maps: Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail, Section 2, Section 3; USGS Bethera, Huger
Driving Directions: Directions to Turkey Creek Hike

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