Explore the most popular trails in Dungannon Plantation Heritage Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Pretty. Lots of mushrooms and the cypress swamp was so quiet. Much love at this spot

1 month ago

Typical low county hike, flat and easy. Cool swamps and pier out to the center of the swamp. Bugs, snakes and gators. Be watchful as you walk and it is a fun hike to an area most do not get to see.

Not bad..easy walk, but not too much variation in sights along the way. If you bring a dog, you MUST check for ticks after.

We just did the blue trail and it was easily marked. The boardwalk is closed currently due to nesting storks. We saw a few small gators in the swamp portion, looked to be about a year old, several birds, and came across two does. Bring bug spray! And check yourself for ticks after you are done. I found a few on myself.

Great hike. Mostly hardwood forest. Stork area closed for nesting when I went in early June. Walked all trails and it was actually 5.5 miles. Check for ticks as I had two on me when I got done. Some swamp. Saw a gator. Easy walking and mostly shaded. I will hike this again.

Wonderful main trails - marking and maintenance. The secondary trails were not as well marked or maintained. Ticks were exceptionally bad mid April and the storks were nesting so that part of the trails was not accessible.

4 months ago

It was a great trail.

Nice trail but with the boardwalk closed during parts of the season make it less exciting. We could see a lot of the wood storks by simply being at the picnic table near the beach.

nice trails, good views of the swamp.

Every review about the dogs is right but they are like the greeters at Walmart. Very nice and quiet after passing them. The ground was still damp from all the rain but as much as we got the trails are in great shape and the moving water over the spill way was very high. The boardwalk entry was a little flooded still but passible with waterproof boots. Very nice walk

This is as close to hiking in the woods as you can get in the Charleston area. When you can’t make the drive to real mountains, this will satisfy your fix in cool weather. Beautiful walk.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Very quiet and peaceful area just outside of bustling Charleston, SC. This area is a protected wildlife management area and is controlled by S.C. Dept of Natural Resources. Trails are well marked and maintained. Other than the occasional whistle blow from a nearby train or the rumbling jets from an airplane (there's an airport about 15-20 miles away), this area is relaxing and easy to walk. To the lady who said "Would of given a 5 star rating if the boardwalk was open"....it's a protected area that allows the threatened wood stork a place to nest. These birds are highly sensitive to any human presence which is why the boardwalk is closed from Feb-Sept. They literally have a million signs at the beginning of the trail and at the entrance to the boardwalk stating this. Read them next time.

loved it, except for the dogs behind the fence. ☺

Not bad but also not much to see. Kinda comes with the region down here, but don’t expect much more than a flat walk with a few interesting swampy cypress stands. As others have said, watch out for the dog behind a fence and a nearby interesting mid-1800s gravestone.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

walked all of the yellow Trail and part of the Blue Trail. Will definitely be going back to start with the blue Trail first. Once you get past the houses and that one dog :-) things get quiet as they can close to the city and it's a wonderful walk. Pretty sure you could bike this pretty easily as well.

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Monday, October 30, 2017

Love this trail. Very easy walk. Love taking the dog out here. Very rarely see other people.

Very easy, low impact hike. A must see on this hike is the bridge that goes out to the lake. In the spring, it was nice seeing the storks flying around. Very pretty.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

4.5 miles of comfortable walking--saw female painted. bunting, an alligator in the swamp area, a copperhead snake on the trail (be aware). Great view from the deck at the end point of the red trail. The yellow trail in September has no significant sights, but pleasant walk.

Would of given a 5 star rating if the boardwalk was open.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Loved this trail. it's boring at first but it gets much better. Not many people at all. It was perfect for us. Awesome trail.

Nice and easy, active birds and some good swamps .

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