Parkers Ferry - SCAR Alternate

Total Miles


10.99 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This route traverses some of the flat lowlands along the Edisto River (south/west side of the river). When dry, this segment will contain hardened ruts that make for a bumpy ride or if deep enough a difficult ride on motorcycles. When wet, it can become muddy and slick and many of the ruts can be hidden under puddles. Use extreme caution under these conditions. Logging operations and 4x4 activity can sometimes increase imperfections. *Note: There are two "Parkers Ferry" roads. One is on the north/east side of the Edisto River and is part of the primary loop. The other (this one) is on the south/west side of the Edisto River and is the Alternate. About the SCARThe South Carolina Adventure Route loops through approximately 1,000 miles of rural South Carolina. Along this route, you'll enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, diverse forests, cotton fields, state parks, historical sites, and quaint towns. The SCAR also connects to the Smokey Mountains 500, the Georgia Traverse, and the Trans-America Trail (TAT), providing riders on those trails with a scenic route to the Atlantic coast at Edisto Beach. The roads along the SCAR are a mix of pavement and dirt, 60% and 40% respectively, with the surface alternating between gravel, dirt, clay, and sand. The route is not exceptionally technical, but dry conditions can leave the sandy roads loose, while wet conditions can leave the mud and clay roads slick and rutted. Travelers should expect to encounter deep sand and sizable mud holes in the worst conditions.


This road is generally easy however logging activity can lead to deep ruts which can make things challenging for motorcycles especially.

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