Sea Pines Forest Reserve

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1 Review
5 out of 5
A short walk through maritime forest and marshlands in a well-protected preserve. Omnipresent large turtles offer themselves as tasty meals for the alligators lurking in the dark waters and dense undergrowth. In evenings, especially after summer rains, the sound of frogs chirruping fills the air. Waterfowl are numerous, and red-winged blackbirds frolic about. Willow trees, cattails, sawgrass, southern bayberries, and the green surface scum known as duckweed are the primary plants around the water, which has been stained coffee-brown by the tannic acid of fallen leaves.

Sea Pines Forest Reserve Professional Review and Guide

"A short walk through maritime forest and marshlands in a well-protected preserve. Omnipresent large turtles offer themselves as tasty meals for the alligators lurking in the dark waters and dense undergrowth.

In evenings, especially after summer rains, the sound of frogs chirruping fills the air. Waterfowl are numerous, and red-winged blackbirds frolic about. Willow trees, cattails, sawgrass, southern bayberries, and the green surface scum known as duckweed are the primary plants around the water, which has been stained coffee-brown by the tannic acid of fallen leaves."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hilton Head Island
Distance: 3.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Half a day
Season: Year-round.
Local Contacts: Sea Pines Forest Reserve, c/o Community Service Associated, Inc., 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928; (843) 671-6486.
Local Maps: Sea Pines Forest Reserve map, available at trailheads; Tybee Island North USGS quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Sea Pines Forest Reserve

Recent Trail Reviews

1/3/2011
1

This is a great place to spot alligators, birds, live oaks and swamps. The prehistoric shell ring is a huge surprise - many thousands of years old and very nicely set up. Many options on directions to walk - 1/2 hour to 3 hours of great low country scenary



Trail Photos

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

May 2018