Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina  by Johnny Molloy

Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina  by Johnny Molloy
Charleston and the Lowcountry’s hiking grounds range from singletrack wooded trails along creeks and underneath resplendent forest to well-marked nature trails to strolls Introduction 3 on asphalt interpretive paths. Hikes in this guide cover the gamut. While by definition a best easy day hike is not strenuous and generally poses little danger to the traveler, knowing a few details about the nature of Charleston and the Lowcountry will enhance your explorations.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina" Guide Book
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This hike makes a loop in the varied habitats of ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge. The circuit hike traces an old railroad grade before curving around Goose Pond and other wetlands ideal for waterfo ...
Edisto Island, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
Walk along a scenic tidal stream ensconced in maritime forestlands. Start on a bluff overlooking Awendaw Creek and a bordering tidal marsh, then wind in and out of woods, occasionally crossing boardwa ...
Pineland, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area is one of South Carolina’s finest coastal treasures, with a large swath of rich maritime woods, marshy creeks, and 2 miles of wild beaches to explore. A trail lea ...
Edisto Island, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This hike starts at a primitive national forest campground and follows South Carolina’s master path—the Palmetto Trail— through upland woods, then joins an old logging railroad grade, passing through ...
Pineland, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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Come see where South Carolina was born and where the first Charleston colonists set up in 1670, at a preserved state historic site. The hike leads you first to the Animal Forest, where a variety of cr ...
Charleston, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
This hike presents an opportunity to walk through big woods to a wooded swamp, then a boardwalk and important South Carolina wood stork nesting site. Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve is also goo ...
Hollywood, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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The hike travels to an ancient shell mound known as the Spanish Mount, situated on the banks of tidal Scott Creek. First, leave one of the state park campgrounds, then wander through maritime hardwood ...
Edisto Island, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
This hike may have more highlights per foot than any other trail in this guide. This national recreation trail just off the Edisto River mixes human and natural history as you traverse the Old Charles ...
Edisto Island, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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The Habitat Loop at Caw Caw Interpretive Center uses a network of trails traversing a variety of habitats to deliver an all-encompassing overview of Lowcountry flora and fauna. The sheer number of tra ...
Hollywood, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
This is your chance to walk through a place that is much more water than land without getting your feet wet! Make a loop through Ion Swamp, where dark waters lie below tall trees, where birds call and ...
Charleston, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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This attractive park for active people sits on James Island, near the Stono River. Hikers enjoy a set of three interconnected paved pathways wandering the woods, fields, lakes, and marshes of this pre ...
Charleston, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
This hike encompasses many highlights in a short distance. First, start at the Sewee Visitor Center, where you can learn a lot about the Lowcountry’s natural history. From there, take a boardwalk pa ...
Pineland, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This circuit hike wanders a little known lesser-visited parcel of Givhans Ferry State Park. Here, a doubletrack path circles the perimeter of upland forest where nature reigns and nothing but the natu ...
Dorchester, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
History and wildlife buffs will love this walk. Start at the informative park interpretive center, then walk the wetlands and bluffs of Biggin Creek, viewing a former limestone kiln and the Old Santee ...
Charleston, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Situated on a mix of wooded islands and cordgrass marshes bordered by tidal streams, Palmetto Islands County Park presents a series of interconnected natural-surface and asphalt trails exploring what ...
Charleston, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
Combine this fun, easy hike with a day of enjoying life on the Edisto River at Givhans Ferry State Park. Leave the park picnic area and dip into a ravine, then cruise along the bluffs of the Edisto Ri ...
Dorchester, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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You can see a lot of history on this walk. Explore two relics of history, the 4,000-year-old Sewee Shell Ring and a 600-year-old clam shell midden, both vestiges of previous cultures. The shell ring ...
Pineland, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This hike offers some of the finest views in the Lowcountry. The terrain through which you walk is the former South Tibwin Plantation, now part of the Francis Marion National Forest. Traverse thick wo ...
Pineland, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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This backcountry hike traverses deep woods in Francis Marion National Forest along one of the most scenic freshwater creeks in the region. Walk in a lush valley where piney slopes transition to swamp ...
Charleston, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
This North Charleston preserve presents a series of interconnected natural-surface nature trails and paved paths you can use to cobble together a woodsy loop near Goose Creek. The number of trail inte ...
Charleston, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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