Ion Swamp Circuit

Charleston, South Carolina

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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 other creatures lurk in the distance. Yet, you will see evidence of when this back of beyond was once a working rice plantation, with canals and dikes still visible. Much of your walking will be atop low, irregular dikes from the 1700s, left to time and the elements. Interpretive signage enhances the experience.
Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina

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Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

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 other creatures lurk in the distance.

Yet, you will see evidence of when this back of beyond was once a working rice plantation, with canals and dikes still visible. Much of your walking will be atop low, irregular dikes from the 1700s, left to time and the elements. Interpretive signage enhances the experience.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Charleston
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Francis Marion National Forest, 2967 Steed Creek Rd., Huger, SC 29450, (843) 336-3248, www.fs.usda.gov/main/scnfs/
Local Maps: Ion Swamp Interpretive Trail; USGS Ocean Bay
Driving Directions: Directions to Ion Swamp Circuit

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