A long level, three-or-four day backpack through typical coastal pine forest and swampy wetlands. With a variety of hardwoods scattered through a forest largely made up of longleaf pines, the Swamp Fox Trail offers attractive fall foliage, good views of wintering birds, and a beautiful array of springtime wild flowers.
Flowers and other attractive foliage and wildlife are also present throughout the summer months, but heat, humidity, redbugs, ticks, and mosquitoes make the trail somewhat less appealing from May through September. In general, the trail is well marked and the surface makes for easy walking. Most of the Swamp Fox Trail is grassy or covered with pine straw, although the trail occasionally passes along old dirt logging roadbeds. At times, the grass can become rather high, and the trail can be difficult after heavy rains, when paths through low-lying areas become submerged or quite muddy. Passage through wet areas is, however, facilitated by numerous footbridges, boardwalks, and mounted split plank logs.
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