# 17 - Canady Wetlands
5.9 miles, round-trip, out-and-back hike
Get ready for adventure and something different!
Part of the Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto
Trail, this route goes through several picturesque
bottomland habitats and mixed hardwood
forests. You'll cross over pristine bridges
that zigzag through the forest with fantastic
views of the dark and eerie swamp. In late
Spring and early Summer, discover gorgeous
-wildflowers on the east side of the trail and
-in sunnier sections. This is a beautiful trek that
-guarantees variety and year-round beauty!
Difficulty: Moderate, but only due to distance.
Distance: 5.9 miles, round-trip, out-and-back hike.
Time: 3 - 4 hours.
Trail Surface: Dirt and pine covered, many boardwalk bridges over wet areas.
Trail Marker: White blazes on trees, and good signage on the trail.
Precautions: Biting insects can be formidable in the warmer months. Bring insect repellent. This area is wet
nearly year-round. Even though there are boardwalk bridges going through some of the bottomland sections,
there might still be some muddy sections.
HWY-52 Trailhead / Beginning of Hike: N. US HWY-52, Bonneau, SC 29431. GPS: 33.278472, -79.962444 or
33°16'42.5"N 79°57'44.8"W. This is the north terminus of the Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail.
HWY-17 ALT Trailhead / End of Hiking Route / Turn-Around Point: 1780 US-17 ALT, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
GPS: 33.263558, -79.923712 or 33°15'48.8"N 79°55'25.4"W
Contacts: Francis Marion National Forest 843-336-2200. Palmetto Trail 843-359-8775 or 803-771-0590.
What's In a Name: This hike is named "Canady Wetlands" because it traverses through the Canady Branch bottomland. After heavy rains or for much of the cooler months, this area is a soggy floodplain.