The Sumter Cypress Trail begins near the golf course in Sumter's Dillon Park. The trail is unmarked but is mostly level and follows a dirt road and grassy path through the woods and open fields. You will also wind along a creek and the ponds at Cypress Park. The park has benches and picnic tables.
Watch for birds, snakes, turtles and a variety of other wildlife; flora includes wildflowers and berry shrubs. Be careful at road crossings, which are many along this trail.
Parking and Trail Access
From Broad Street (Business 76) in Sumter, drive north on Wise Drive. Dillon Park is on the right. From the parking area, walk toward the golf course and follow the fence to the left until you reach the trail sign at the dirt road entrance.