Garden of the Waxhaws Trail

Van Wyck, South Carolina 29744

Garden of the Waxhaws Trail

Garden of the Waxhaws Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Andrew Jackson State Park is named for the former president who lived most of his young life in this area and is honored by a statue created by Anna Hyatt Huntington, which is located a short distance from the park office. As a famous sculptress with a summer home nearby, Anna made the statue of the young president and gave it to the children of South Carolina to commemorate this legendary leader.

The land that houses the park was given to the state of South Carolina by the county in the 1950s. The 360-acre facility contains a museum (which documents the lives of early settlers), a campground, a playground, a meetinghouse, a boat dock, and a lake stocked with bass, brim, and catfish."

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"This easy and enjoyable hike begins by crossing a grass-covered levee, and then circles around the park’s 18-acre lake. Without a doubt, the stunning views of the lake are certainly a highlight. But keep your eyes peeled, since the trail is also home to the endangered Schweinitz’s sunflower, which blooms in autumn. This species of sunflower has a smaller center, but is just as stunning as its common siblings of superior stature. You’ll also encounter a variety of birds, and/or wildlife such as deer and raccoons."

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Trail Information

Van Wyck
Nearby City
55 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
30 minutes
Year round
560 feet
Trailhead Elevation
570 feet
Top Elevation
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Birding
Additional Use
Andrew Jackson State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Van Wyck
Local Maps

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