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 # 22 - Jericho Swamp 

 Rated: Easy 

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


 This adventure packs a lot in its short 

 1.8 mile distance (one-way)! You'll visit 

 no less than 3 distinct swamps, pass 

 through lush valleys and other bottomlands, 

 and visit a long-leaf pine forest. The swamps 

 are otherworldly looking and encourage 

 exploration. Take your time, bring a camera 

 and look around. Strange and interesting 
-sights are waiting to be discovered. 
-This hike is part of the Francis Marion 
-National Forest's Jericho Horse Trail



 on leash 



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Difficulty:  Easy. 

Distance:  3.6 miles, round-trip, out-and-back hike.

Time:  1.5 - 2.5 hours.

Trail Surface:  Dirt, natural surface, some wet/muddy areas.

Stroller Friendly:  No. 

Trail Marker:  Blue blazes on trees, and good signage on the trail. 

Jericho Horse Trail Map:  Click HERE (this route follows trail between the official Jericho Horse Trail trailhead

and FR 158).

Crowds:  Light.

Fees/Permits:  None.

Precautions:  Biting insects can be formidable in the warmer months. Bring insect repellent. This area is wet

nearly year-round. You might get your shoes wet/muddy. IMPORTANT: Hikers must yield to horseback

riders. Step off the trail and stop!

It's advised to wear "hunter's orange" or other bright colored clothing during hunting season.

Jericho Horse Trail Trailhead / Beginning of Hike:  6369 SC-41, Cordesville, SC 29434. GPS: 33.200822, -79.765446

or 33°12'03.0"N 79°45'55.6"W.  Google Maps recognizes "Jericho Horse Trail."

Hell Hole Rd. Trailhead / End of Hiking Route / Turn-Around PointHell Hole Rd., Huger, SC 29450.

GPS: 33.186617, -79.753133 or 33°11'11.8"N 79°45'11.3"W.

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

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

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  Jericho Swamp PHOTO GALLERY  

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