Drive twenty minutes north of Charleston and there’s a seemingly endless selection of sandy logging roads to explore through the pine forests of the Francis Marion. To really get out there and take in a nice quiet run, head up into the Hellhole Bay Wilderness, where you’re likely to share the road with a few deer and wild hogs.
Francis Marion National Forest Directions: Take Hwy 17 N to Hwy 41. Five miles after the town of Huger, take a right on Yellowjacket Rd. This takes you to the Hellhole Bay area, and any sandy road you pass along the way provides a distant escape to run through the woods.