# 20 - Turkey Creek / Irishtown 

 Rated: Easy 

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

 

 Step into a dark, lush, green valley with 

 a swamp, picturesque cypress knees, 

 and mysterious sites around every new 

 corner. This family adventure follows the 

 Turkey Creek valley with its countless twists 

 and turns through the forest. Slow down and 

 look around. This area is home to barred owls, 

 deer and prothonotary warblers. The path 
-through this bottomland is well marked and 
-easy to follow. It is part of the Swamp Fox 
-Passage of the Palmetto Trail. 

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 Allowed 

 on leash 

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Difficulty:  Easy. 

Distance:  4.2 miles, round-trip, out-and-back hike.

Time: 1.5 - 2 hours.

Trail Surface:  Dirt and pine covered, boardwalk bridge and raised boards over wet/muddy areas.

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

Trail Map (by Palmetto Trail):  Click HERE (this route follows markers 21 to 19).

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. Even though there are raised boards over some of the muddier sections, you might still

get your shoes wet/muddy. IMPORTANT: Hikers must yield to horseback riders. Step off the trail and stop!

Irishtown Rd. Trailhead / Beginning of Hike:  Irishtown Rd., Huger, SC 29450. GPS: 33.126473, -79.775923 or

33°07'35.3"N 79°46'33.3"W.  Note: the GPS coordinates are the best find to locate the trailhead.

Conifer Rd. Trailhead / End of Hiking Route / Turn-Around PointConifer Rd., Huger, SC 29450. GPS: 33.123263, -79.753084 or 33°07'23.8"N 79°45'11.1"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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