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Swamp Fox Passage (Section 3) of the Palmetto Trail


At 47 miles, the Swamp Fox Passage is the longest section of the cross-state Palmetto Trail. The passage traverses four distinct ecosystems through Francis Marion National Forest, including swamps made famous as hideouts of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. Mature long-leaf pine forests are home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Grassy savannas with abundant wildlife border Dog Swamp and Turkey Creek, and a cypress pool footbridge offers excellent views of the impressive Wadboo Swamp. Three trailheads provide users with options for one long trek or shorter day trips. Any access point makes for an enjoyable trip and diverse views. For more information about the passage and to access a pdf copy of our maps please go to If you are interested in getting involved with the trail or would like to make a donation please visit

Price: Free

Vendor: Palmetto Conservation Foundation

Category: Trails

Activities: Hiking, Cycling, Paddling, Horseback Riding

Published: 2020-April-19

Language: English

Size: 4.4 MB

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