Combahee River Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Starting at Public Landing (yes, that is the landing’s name), the waterway convolutedly courses through a swamp forest before opening into former rice fields. The swamps could be transformed to rice fields and led to the establishment of rice plantations, most of which come into being during the 1700s. As you work toward the coast, the Combahee widens and becomes more tidal. You will pass a few signs of these plantations, in the form of formal landings and docks. Pay attention to these landings as distance markers—though they are off-limits to the public.
To access Sugar Hill Landing, you must take a tributary of the Combahee located just beyond one of these docks, then follow an ever-narrowing and winding tributary to the landing. In order to work the tides in your favor, try to put in about 5 hours after high tide in Charleston Harbor."