Lake Murray Dam - Member Hike

Hike Name: Lake Murray Dam
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
Nearby Town: Lexington
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: SCE&G Recreation Area 1 (Lexington Side)

1797 North Lake Drive Lexington, SC 29072
Total Hike Distance: 3.61 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: 1797 North Lake Drive Lexington, SC 29072
Trails Used: Lake Murray Dam
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: Private Property
Contact Information: SCE&G
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The Lake Murray Dam Walkway is a walking pathway is directly across the top of the Dreher Shoals Dam along S.C. Highway 6. It's a popular place for walking and jogging. The distance is 1.7 miles each way for a total walk of 3.4 miles. The walkway offers spectacular views of Lake Murray and even the downtown Columbia skyline 11 miles away. This pathway was completed after the construction of the new backup dam at Dreher Shoals Dam on Lake Murray (in 2005) and with the widening of S.C. Highway 6 across the top of the dam (in 2007). If you walk on a hot day, be sure to take a cap or hat, sunglasses and water.



9,900 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Lake Murray Dam - November 19, 2016 Trip Report November 19, 2016 5 stars 1 hour, 6 minutes rtew


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