Turkey Creek Trail from Key Bridge to
confluence of Turkey Creek and Stevens Creek


Picture of cypress knees beside Turkey Creek

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Date Hiked: 1/19/92

Length: 8.8 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 2

Scenery: 2

Blaze: white

Main Features: winter views of Turkey Creek, Stevens Creek

Animals: deer, skunk

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 6.7 miles and turn right on SR 138. Continue straight after 2.0 miles when SR 138 turns right. Drive 2.0 more miles and park on the shoulder before you get to Key Bridge. The trailhead is on the right near the height limit sign for Key Bridge.

Note: Much of this trail floods after rain.

Approximate Altitude Changes: negligible

Miles
0.0 trailhead near Key Bridge
0.1 turn right just before the old decomposing bridge
0.2 bridge
0.5 begin section with winter views of Turkey Creek
0.8 cross end of FR 618 which goes R (primitive road goes left)
1.2 small bridge beside concrete spring
1.3 begin winter views of Turkey Creek
1.6 bridge
1.9 bridge
2.0 begin winter views of Turkey Creek
2.7 two switchbacks descending toward creek from bluff
2.8 floodplain with large vines
3.1 small bridge
small bridge
3.4 begin winter views of Turkey Creek and the ridge beyond
3.7 bear right away from Turkey Creek
3.9 bridge
4.1 winter views of Turkey Creek
4.3 bridge
4.4 turn left at "Fork of Creeks" sign, go a few paces off trail and
bear down to left to where Stevens Creek and Turkey Creek join
(Turkey Creek is on the left, Stevens Creek is on the right)
backtrack



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