Hiking/Mountain Biking Trail

Wateree Passage of the Palmetto Trail
(Sumter County)
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Description:
You will find a bit of everything during your hike or ride on this easy to moderate trail. Follow the yellow blazes for a walk through a diverse area of swamp and almost mountainous terrain. Although, the ascent is only to approximately 230 feet, it’s the highest point in the area and provides a spectacular view. When you cross each of the eight trestles, stop and take in the view. As you pass under towering hardwoods and cypress trees you may be treated to a large variety of animals and birds. Some flowering plants normally only found in the mountains may also be seen here.

For additional information from Palmetto Trail users: Trail Talk

No motorized vehicles are allowed. Insect repellent is recommended in the warm months.

Length: 7.2 miles. Add 0.6 mile if you start from the Foxville Road parking area.

Fees: No fee.

Directions: To the Campbell Creek parking area
From US 378 near Sumter drive south on SC 261 to Wedgefield. From Wedgefield, drive approximately 4.3 miles and turn right onto Range Road/Campbell Creek Road. Drive 2.6 miles and park at the intersection of Tiveton Church Road (unmarked).

To the Foxville Road parking area
From US 378 near Sumter drive south on SC 261 to Wedgefield. From Wedgefield, drive approximately 2.0 miles and turn right onto Middleton Road. Drive approximately 2.3 miles (turns into dirt after 1.4 miles) and turn left and then left again onto Foxville Road (Unmarked). At the fork go left and drive 0.7 mile to a small parking area on the left.

To the Poinsett State Park trailhead
From US 378 near Sumter, drive south on SC 261 for 10.0 miles, turn right onto State Park Road, and drive 2.7 miles to the lake. A kiosk at the park office marks the trailheads of the Wateree and High Hills Passages.

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Camping: At Poinsett State Park.

Information: Palmetto Conservation Foundation, 1314 Lincoln Street, Suite 305, Columbia, SC, 29201-3154.

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Updated: August 6, 2008
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