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Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

7.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Awendaw Passage is the coastal terminus of the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail. The Trail’s namesake trees greet users at the Buck Hall Recreation Area trailhead. Starting at the Intracoastal Waterway, the Trail meanders westward through maritime forest and offers sweeping vistas of Lowcountry salt marsh along Awendaw Creek. At Walnut Grove, look for a scenic overlook and boardwalk.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

20.4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This moderately difficult section of the Palmetto Trail connects the Lake Moultrie Passage at the Diversion Canal and the Eutaw Springs Passage at Eutawville. You will hike/ride over open grass covered fields, through dense hardwood forests, and on shady sand covered roads at times within sight of Lake Marion.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Equestrian

Length:

9.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

High Hills of Santee in Sumter County was named for the high, sandy ridges that are part of the Sandhills geographical region. These rolling hills are the remains of an ancient ocean shoreline found in the Carolinas and Georgia. Over time, the beach sand and shells transformed into rock, called coquina, which can be seen today throughout Poinsett State Park.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

7.2 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

The Wateree Passage begins in Poinsett State Park and runs to the Wateree River, crossing through Manchester State Forest and traveling along the remnants of the old SC Railroad through Sumter Junction. The passage is one of the most diverse sections of the Palmetto Trail, traversing a variety of landscapes, from high hills down to a magnificent river swamp.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Paved

Length:

1.3 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The beautiful black waters of Swan Lake form the setting for the spectacular Iris Gardens. The paths are generally level, with a few gentle rises and small bridges, and are suitable for exercise walkers.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

1.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

This 1.5 mile trail around Old Levi Mill Lake is no ordinary nature trail. Named after a naturally occurring limestone made of broken seashells, the Coquina Trail passes through a surprisingly mountain-like environment considering its locale within central South Carolina.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

0.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Hilltop is a 0.5-mile, moderately difficult, out-and-back path nestled between the Laurel Group and Coquina Nature Trails in Poinsett State Park.

Trail Activity:

  • Mountain Bike

Length:

2.9 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

The Knot features plenty of climbing, incredibly fast descents, and some breathtaking drop-offs overlooking the Poinsett Park Lake and Shank's Creek.

Trail Activity:

  • Mountain Bike

Length:

1.4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

The Splice Trail is used to access other trails as well as to create a loop from other trails. 

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Paved

Length:

0.3 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Blythewood Park offers programs and services that enrich the quality of life for persons of all ages and abilities. This flat paved trail loops through the park and encircles the playground.