# 22 - Jericho Swamp
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.
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.
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
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 Point: Hell 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.
Weather on the Trail: Click HERE