Pinckney Island Ride

Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936

Pinckney Island Ride

Pinckney Island Ride Professional Review and Guide

"Pinckney, the largest of five islands in the refuge and the only one open to the public, is popular with runners, walkers, bicyclists, photographers, and bird watchers. A gravel road and a grassy path run parallel to each other for the entire length of the island. Several grassy roads off to your left, if you ride counterclockwise, lead back to the main gravel road to create shorter loops.

The non-technical surface of Pinckney Island Ride allows you to focus all your attention on the outstanding Lowcountry scenery. Ride past freshwater ponds constructed to supply surface water and valuable food sources for wildlife. Nesting boxes are provided for wood ducks, and platforms for nesting ospreys. You will often see trees filled with hundreds of wading birds. This is a perfect ride for watching the sunrise or sunset. Located 41 miles southeast of Ridgeland, just before the bridge over to Hilton Head Island. Tread: 2.6 miles on grassy road and 4.2 miles on gravel road; side trails are all grass."

Pinckney Island Ride Reviews

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Nice ride. This is a mostly a scenic and not challenging ride. I managed to squeeze 11 miles out of this area. There are trail maps available at the parking area. The grassy areas were fine for riding. Grass had been mowed recently. There were mostly bird watchers in this area. Did not come across another biker. Keep in mind that the bird watchers like the quiet.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, (912) 652-4415.
Local Contacts
USGS Bluffton, Spring Island; a map is available through the refuge office in Savannah.
Local Maps

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Oct 2018