# 7 - Little Hellhole Swamp 

 Rated: Easy or Moderate 

 2.2 - 6.6 miles, round-trip, out-and-back hike 

 

 Take a quiet hike through a longleaf pine forest, 

 traverse the namesake bottomland/swamp habitat, 

 visit a retired ranger station with fire tower, all while 

 hiking the state's most famous trail - the Palmetto 

 Trail. Part of the Swamp Fox Passage, this easy 

 walk guarantees a good bit of solitude. If you're 

 in the early morning, you might see a family of 

 deer or a red shouldered hawk. 

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 Allowed 

 on leash 

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Difficulty:  Easy or Moderate (only due to distance). 

Distance:  2.2 - 6.6 miles (options when hiking), round-trip, out-and-back hike.

Time: 2 - 3 hours.

Trail Surface:  Dirt and pine covered.

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

Trail Map (by Palmetto Trail): Click HERE (this route follows markers 29 to 33).

Crowds:  Very light. You're almost guaranteed to be alone. You may see others on the weekend.

Precautions: Biting insects can be formidable in the warmer months. Bring insect repellent.

Parking: Witherbee Ranger Station. Witherbee Rd., Cordesville, SC 29434. Google Maps recognizes "Witherbee Ranger Station" and will take you to the trailhead parking.

GPS Coordinates Parking Lot: 33.162406, -79.829825  or  33°09'44.7"N 79°49'47.4"W

Contacts: Francis Marion National Forest 843-336-2200. Palmetto Trail 843-359-8775 or 803-771-0590.

Weather on the Trail:  Click HERE

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