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 # 21 - Battery Warren 

 Rated: Easy 

 1.2 miles, round-trip, out-and-back hike 


 Located on a high bluff of the Santee River, the 

 Battery Warren is an easy stroll to an earthen Civil 

 War fort that was used to block Union forces from 

 moving up the river. The hike is dotted with mixed 

 hardwood-pine forests and dogwoods. The original 

 embankments of the old fort are still visible today.

 This hike is in the Francis Marion National Forest. 



 on leash 




Difficulty:  Easy, appropriate for any member of the family. 

Distance:  1.2 miles, round-trip.

Time: Allow at least 1 hour to explore the old fort remains.

Trail Surface:  Wide trail natural surface, sand/dirt and pine needles.

Stroller Friendly:  Yes; with large-wheeled, all terrain strollers. 

Trail Map (by Forest Service): Click HERE.

Crowds:  Very light.

Fees/Permits: None.

Precautions:  Biting insects can be formidable in warmer months. Bring insect repellent. It's advised to wear "hunter's orange" or other bright colored clothing during hunting season.

Trailhead & Parking: Forest Rd. 204A, Francis Marion National Forest, Honey Hill area, Berkeley County. Google Maps recognizes "Battery Warren Interpretive Trail" and will take you to the trailhead parking area.

GPS Coordinates for Trailhead: 33.243523, -79.536625  or  33°14'36.7"N 79°32'11.9"W

Contacts: Francis Marion National Forest 843-336-2200.


Hiking Through History:  As mentioned in the hike summary, the Battery Warren is a Civil War era earthen fort meant to blockade Union troops from moving up the Santee River. The name comes from Colonel Samuel Warren, a local Revolutionary War hero and previous owner of the land where the battery was built.  

So Much History Nearby: Did you know Berkeley County has more than 110 historical markers and historical points of interest? CLICK HERE to find your Adventures in History!



Weather on the Trail:  Click HERE


  Battery Warren PHOTO GALLERY  

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