# 11 - Lake Moultrie Passage 
-Palmetto Trail 

 Rated: Easy if section or day hiked 
 
**Rated Strenuous if thru-hiked** 

 27 miles, one-way 

 

 This passage of the Palmetto Trail follows the 

 scenic and popular Lake Moultrie, one of the 

 state's largest bodies of water. Lots of variety is 

 guaranteed to keep things interesting and scenic; 

 bottomland/swamp habitat, water impoundments, 

 forest-service roads, hardwood and pine forests, 
-and wildlife including herons, egrets, ibis, bald 

 eagles, fox squirrels and alligators. This is a 

 fantastic passage for backpackers because it 

 offers some of the best sunrises and sunsets 

 in the Low Country. 

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 Allowed 

 on leash 

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Palmetto Trail's Information on the Lake Moultrie Passage:  Click HERE

 

Difficulty:  Easy, if section hiked. Strenuous if thru-hiked.

Distance:  27 miles, total passage length.

Time:  If through hiking this passage, most backpackers can complete in 1 nights/2 days.

Trail Surface:  Sand, pine covered, raised boardwalks, planks, bridges and bottomland/wet sections.

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

Crowds:  Light.

Fees/Permits:  None.

Precautions:  Biting insects can be formidable in warmer months. Bring insect repellent. Many miles of

this passage traverses the long water impoundments of Lake Moultrie. There is little reprieve from the sun.

A wide brim hat and sunscreen and sunscreen are recommended.

Eadie Lane Trailhead:  Eadie Lane, Cross, SC 29436. GPS: 33.381806, -80.134250 or 33°22'54.5"N 80°08'03.3"W.

HWY-52 Trailhead:  N. US HWY-52, Bonneau, SC 29431. GPS: 33.278472, -79.962444 or 33°16'42.5"N 79°57'44.8"W.

Contacts:  South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Bonneau, SC Office 843-825-3387.

Santee Cooper 843-761-4068. Palmetto Trail 843-359-8775 or 803-771-0590.

Weather on the Trail:  Click HERE

 

Try Our Favorite Lake Moultrie Passage Day Hikes

Sandy Beach           Crooked Bay           

 

Santee Canal            East Moultrie Flats

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  Lake Moultrie Passage PHOTO GALLERY