South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 5

Total Miles


112.7 ft



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Best Time

Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Trail Overview

Segment five is the longest section of the SCAR loop, and stretches between the towns of Camden and Edisto Beach. The north end of this segment briefly passes through what is known as the "Sandhills" region of the state. You will most likely encounter sand between Hwy 378 and I-95, in the general area of Poinsett State Park. In dry or hot conditions the sand can be loose and in places deep, so air-down and use caution when traversing this area. This segment also passes through Francis Marion National Forest and skirts Charleston, all on the coastal plain, where roads are flat and a mix of on/off pavement.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 route is largely graded roads with mixed-in pavement, however, the sand can become soft during hot conditions making riding difficult for motos.

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