Francis Beidler Forest Four Holes Swamp Trail

photo: FRANCIS BEIDLER FOREST FOUR HOLES SWAMP TRAIL Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Length: 1.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Rural
States: South Carolina
Counties:
Latitude: 33.220346   Longitude: -80.353707

Francis Beidler Forest is 40 miles NW of Charleston. Entered only from SW via secondary roads off US 178. From Charlestown take !-26 W to exit 187, S on SC27 to US 78 then follow signs.

Description

Wander along an elevated boardwalk that starts & ends at visitor center past ancient trees, black water swamp, clear pools, wildlife

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Boardwalk
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1984

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Michael Dawson
Center Director
National Audubon Society
336 Sanctuary Rd.
Harleyville , SC 29448
(843) 462-2150
mdawson@audubon.org

 

Photos

Prothonotary Warblers are the only cavity-nesting wood warblers in North America. Photo by Mark Musselman.

Prothonotary Warblers are the only cavity-nesting wood warblers in North America. Photo by Mark Musselman.

A White Ibis adult and juvenile resting on the boardwalk handrail. Photo by Mark Musselman.

A White Ibis adult and juvenile resting on the boardwalk handrail. Photo by Mark Musselman.

 

Barred Owl perched low over the swamp. Photo by Mark Musselman.

Barred Owl perched low over the swamp. Photo by Mark Musselman.

A Pileated Woodpecker investigates a fallen tree. Photo by Mark Musselman.

A Pileated Woodpecker investigates a fallen tree. Photo by Mark Musselman.

 

A female Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) sunning on a leaf. Photo by Mark Musselman.

A female Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) sunning on a leaf. Photo by Mark Musselman.

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) knee, part of the tree’s root system. Photo by Mark Musselman.

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) knee, part of the tree’s root system. Photo by Mark Musselman.

 

Male Prothonotary Warbler singing on his territory. Photo by Mark Musselman.

Male Prothonotary Warbler singing on his territory. Photo by Mark Musselman.

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