Author: Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Pages: 112
Size: 6 x 9
Binding Style: Spiralbound
ISBN: 978-0-9745284-7-2

Regular Price: 17.95

Member Price: 15.25

The official guidebook to the Palmetto Trail from the Atlantic Coast at Awendaw, SC to the Wateree River.   Learn the history of the Lowcountry as well as find places to see, places to eat and places to stock up on supplies. Four additional passages and fifteen newly updated, detailed trail maps will guide you along 162 miles of the Palmetto Trail, introducing you to the great variety of South Carolina’s ecosystems and natural beauty.

Table of Contents

Lowcountry Overview Map


How To Use this Guide

General Information

Before You Go

A Brief History of the Lowcountry

The Land

Wildflowers to Wildlife

Lowcountry Life: From Charleston to Santee Cooper Country

The Lowcountry Passages
Awendaw Passage
Swamp Fox Passage
Lake Moultrie Passage
Eutaw Springs Passage
Santee Passage
Lake Marion Passage
High Hills of the Santee Passage
Wateree Passage


First Paragraph of Introduction

Hikers always seem to head for the hill. The same goes for mountain bikers and equestrians. In our wildest adventures, we’re always doing something exotic like whitewater paddling in Peru, driving cattle through Wyoming or trekking in the Himalayas. Even here, on the East Coast, we’re obsessed with our last wild places such as the rigged Blue Wall Escarpment or Jocassee Gorges. The grass is always greener there…Until Now.

Now we have a long distance trail in South Carolina’s Coastal Plain. But you may ask “Just where is the Coastal Plain?” The term is hard to define. People in the Upstate consider everything below Columbia as the Lowcountry. However, people along the coast have a more definitive answer and that being the Outer Coastal Plain. Some people define it by geography, others by people, and some by plants…