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Since most people go left on the loop, I chose to go right so as to reward myself with the falls as opposed to seeing them at the start. Made it about 3/4 of the way through the loop itself before I wound up off park property. Pretty sure I made a wrong turn at some point, but after crossing a creek that went halfway up my shins, I walked for another 45 minutes or so, only to realize that the number of forks in the trail was still increasing. Ended up stopping and going back the way I came, as the trail was unmarked and I am by no means a survival expert. Great hike all around though. Will definitely come back and try going left to see if I can find where I went wrong.
Dale B. on Pinckney Island Ride Trail
Great trail well-maintained just noticing a lot of damage from the hurricane. It's clear and you can walk the whole trail. Very easy trail.
Nice short path around a man made pond. Path is paved and easy to walk. Pond is nice, stocked with bass for catching and releasing. Lots of wildlife, many birds. Saw at least 3 gators on the banks, so be cognizant of their presence during your time there. A guy fishing said that the gators will try and grab any fish he catches.
I didn't do this trail. I did the trail on the other side. It's about a 1/4-1/2 mile straight down that leads you to the same fall. It's an awesome hike and even has some sections that a rope is required to repel from. My legs are killing me today, but well worth it!!
The trail itself is quite eroded but the falls are worth the hike. There is one spot that is easy to go off trail and get lost. But it was just as easy to get back onto the actual trail. Just remember once it doesn't feel like a trail it's probably not a trail.