Turkey Creek Trail
from highway 283 to SR 138



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Date Hiked: 4/8/89

Length: 8.8 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 2

Scenery: 2

Blaze: white

Main Features: creeks

Location: Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Directions to this trail are from Plum Branch, South Carolina which is located about 27 miles south of Abbeville on US route 221. At the intersection of highways 221 and 283 in Plum Branch, turn east on highway 283. Drive 7.8 miles to a paved pull-off on the right. The trail begins at this pull-off. (Coming west on highway 283, the pull-off is 10.2 miles from highway 25.)

Note: Much of this trail floods after rain.

Description: This trail begins in a pine forest where large chunks of quartz are evident. After reaching wine creek most of the trail follows streams and traverses several flood plains. Sycamores, beeches, and cypresses are some of the more noticeable large trees along the trail. The most noticeable blooming plants include dogwoods, flame azaleas, May apples, and Easter lilies. This section of the trail has twenty-two bridges.

Miles
0.3 Wine Creek
1.8 bridge with large beech
2.6 large cypress trees on left
mud-covered bridge about ten feet above streambed
2.8 large vines
3.0 cross pipeline
4.0 old road bed
4.4 SR 138 near Key Bridge
backtrack



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