Trail Running – Whitewater Santee

Trail Running

The low country offers an ideal environment for off road runs through the forests, marshes, and beaches of the region.  The Santee Basin offers a huge variety of single-track trail, as well as hundreds of miles of forest service roads and boardwalks to keep views changing. While the flats of the region amount to consistent elevation and minimal gain, the diversity of terrain will keep runners engaged for miles.

Explore multi-surface running locations through Francis Marion National Forest, Bulls Bay, and the Santee Coastal Reserve. Head to Ion Swamp or Awendaw for scenic miles through the marshes and swamp, or head north for long miles through the Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail.

View more South Carolina trail running resources at Trail Run Project.


Select trails for more information.

Points of Interest

Jericho Horse Trail

Distance: 11.2 miles (Point to Point)

Elevation: 100′ High, 25′ Low

South Tibwin Trail

Distance: 3.6 miles (Point to Point)

Elevation: 71′ High, 9′ Low

Awendaw Passage

Distance: 7.3 miles (Point to Point)

Elevation: 74′ High, 14′ Low

Terms of Use: Should you choose to engage in the activities described herein, do so at your own risk. The information found on this site is a planning resource to be used as a point of inspiration in conjunction with your own due diligence. U.S. National Whitewater Center, Inc., its partners, associates, service providers, and contributors are in no way liable for personal injury, damage to personal property, or any other such situation that might happen to individuals while participating in any activity.