- 42 miles
- Year Round
Named for Francis Marion, famous Revolutionary War general known as the Swamp Fox, this hiking and mountain biking trail travels along old railroad logging trams for much of its length. It traverses a wide array of habitat types from mature longleaf pine stands to bottomland hardwood drains and evergreen shrub bogs offering great scenery for visitors
The Swamp Fox Trail is now part of the crossstate Palmetto Trail. There are three trailheads on this mile stretch of trail: the eastern trailhead, Swamp Fox Trailhead on Highway 17; the center trailhead at the Witherbee Office in Cordesville; and the western trailhead at Canal Recreation Area in Moncks Corner.
Camping: Halfway Creek Trail Campground, off Halfway Creek Road (SC Route 98-S). The camp has a hand pump with drinking water. Other primitive campsites along the trail are Harleston Dam, Nicholson Creek, Witherbee, and Cane Gully.
Restrictions: Hikers and mountain bikers only
Safety: During temperate months, be prepared for biting insects and high temperatures. Be advised of big-game hunting seasons. Avoid using the trail during excessively wet periods.
Surface type: Unsurfaced; grassy, old railroad logging trams, boardwalks, and bridges.