palmetto trailPalmetto Trail

For those who really love to hike or bike, try the Palmetto Trail. Conceived in 1994, South Carolina’s Palmetto Trail is the state’s largest bicycle and pedestrian project and will run from the mountains to the sea when completed.

Six passages of the trail run right through Santee Cooper Country from the coast just north of Awendaw to Manchester Forest in Sumter County. The passages are; Swamp Fox, Lake Moultrie, Eutaw Springs, Santee, Lake Marion, and High Hills of Santee. The Palmetto Trail will eventually go all the way to North Carolina. Along the trail, at designated spots, primitive camping is allowed. The Santee section of the trail is 12 miles in length and passes predominantly through agricultural lands.


Northern Trailhead
From I-95, take exit 98- Santee, US 301/15 runs directly through the middle of town: turn at the Fire/EMS station and proceed to the Santee Cultural Arts and Visitor Center.

Southern Trailhead
Just past the junction of SC Highways 45 and 6 with IGA Food Store in the Fork, Eutawville Community Center will be on the right (South) side of Porcher Ave.

Telephone: (803) 771-0870trail-logo-300×300

Click here for a map of the Santee section of the trail.