These hikes are FREE for PCF Members & $10 for Non-Members.
Please contact the PCF office at (803) 771-0870 PRIOR to the hike to make a payment.
Carry basic safety items such as fire starters, a flashlight, and a whistle, even for a day hike. If worst comes to worst, the warmth of a fire and a hot drink can help prevent hypothermia. Fire is also a great way to signal for help if you get lost. If lost, you’ll also want the whistle as it is more effective than using your voice to call for help (use three short bursts for SOS). And just in case you’re out later than planned, a flashlight/headlamp is a must-have item to see your map and where you’re walking.
The Trail is meant to bring people together—young and old, rich and poor. It’s not just for hard core backpackers, but for families who want to get out into the woods.
- Anne Springs Close
Founding Director, Palmetto Conservation
DON’T TOSS YOUR TRASH – not even items that are biodegradable such as banana peels. It is not good for animals to eat nonnative foods, and who wants to look at your old banana peel while it ever-so-slowly decomposes? If you packed it in, pack it out.
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