Long Cane Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Two to three days of hiking on a long loop trail through well-watered and rolling terrain, featuring the tall trees of Long Cane Scenic Area. The Long Cane Trail, an equestrian and hiking trail, passes through the ancient hills and valleys that abut the upper Savannah River. “Ancient” here is no exaggeration; some of the vegetation in the Long Cane Scenic Area, through which the trail passes, is very unusual, remnant of the longago era when these hills were a spur of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Long Cane Trail passes through lands mostly forested with pine, but there are plenty of hardwoods, too. Trees include baldcypress, hickory, red maple, tulip poplar, dogwood, and several species of oaks. The huge river cane explains the names of the trail, scenic area, and creek. Hunters come here for the deer and wild turkey. While you may not encounter these elusive creatures, you will surely see their tracks. The calls of the red-shouldered hawk and pileated and downy woodpeckers fill the air."