Escape into the Woods (Francis Marion National Forest): 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, head up into the Hellhole Bay Wilderness, where you’re likely to share the road with a few deer and wild hogs.
Directions from Charleston: 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.