South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 1

Total Miles
189.3

Elevation

199.51 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

summer, fall, spring, winter

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Trail Overview

Segment 1 of the South Carolina Adventure Route (SCAR) stretches from Edisto Beach State Park on the Atlantic Coast to the town of Edgefield South Carolina, It passes through what is known as the "sandhills" region of the Palmetto State. This area is known for its abundance of sand when off-pavement, especially between I-95 and the town of Trenton. When conditions are wet the sand is firm and makes for an easy drive or ride, however, when conditions are dry or hot the sand can be loose and deep in spots. Motorcycle riders should be especially cautious in this area and airing down is generally recommended. About the SCAR The 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.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2