Turkey Creek Trail
from highway 23 to power line


Picture of the end of a bridge and the forest beyond on the Turkey Creek Trail

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Date Hiked: 5/6/89

Length: 11.6 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 2

Scenery: 2

Blaze: white

Main Features: winter views of Turkey Creek

Location: Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

Directions to this trail are from Modoc, South Carolina which is located about 37 miles south of Abbeville on US route 221. At the intersection of highways 221 and 23 in Modoc, turn east on highway 23 toward Edgefield. Drive 1.3 miles to a pull-off on the left just before reaching a bridge. The trail begins at this pull-off. (From Edgefield, the trailhead is 16.7 miles east on highway 23 from the intersection of highways 23 and 25.)

Approximate Altitude Changes: negligible

Description: This trail loosely follows Turkey Creek upstream. The trail is well-designed and has nineteen bridges. I noticed a greater concentration of wildlife along this trail than on most trails. Animals included turtles, toads, lizards, squirrels, rabbits, deer, hawks, whippoorwills, flickers, cardinals, crows, woodpeckers, several unidentified songbirds, and lots of insects. The trail ends abruptly at an area cleared for a power line.

Miles
2.1 views of Turkey Creek
3.1 boundary indicated by pink ribbons
3.2 views of Turkey Creek
4.5 spur trail on left (may go to forest service road 632A)
4.7 stream crossing by rock-hopping several feet downstream
5.8 power line
backtrack



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