Carolina Bay Hike

Pineland, South Carolina

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This hike starts at a primitive national forest campground and follows South Carolina’s master path—the Palmetto Trail— through upland woods, then joins an old logging railroad grade, passing through a Carolina bay, one of the unusual oval-shaped wetlands extending through the Carolinas and beyond to New Jersey and down to Florida. After passing through the bay, you then traverse wooded swampland, still on the railroad grade. The hike then emerges at a forest road that makes for a good place to turn around.
Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina

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Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike starts at a primitive national forest campground and follows South Carolina’s master path—the Palmetto Trail— through upland woods, then joins an old logging railroad grade, passing through a Carolina bay, one of the unusual oval-shaped wetlands extending through the Carolinas and beyond to New Jersey and down to Florida.

After passing through the bay, you then traverse wooded swampland, still on the railroad grade. The hike then emerges at a forest road that makes for a good place to turn around.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pineland
Distance: 3.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-2.5 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 1; USGS Ocean Bay
Driving Directions: Directions to Carolina Bay Hike

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Apr 2018