Givhans Ferry State Park is the perfect place to take a float down the serene Edisto River, the longest free-flowing blackwater stream in North America. On the dry side, Givhans Ferry boasts a well-regarded mountain bike trail, shady campgrounds and well-kept, rustic cabins that offer a peaceful stay in the rural Lowcountry woods and an easy drive to historic Charleston. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Great Depression, the park is part of the 56-mile long Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail, and is at the end of a popular 21-mile downstream paddle from Colleton State Park. A natural retreat, Givhans Ferry State Park is also known for its limestone river bluff and sinkholes, some six to eight feet deep.

4 months ago

We were heading back to the Charlotte area after a nice weekend at Folly Beach. We wanted to stop and have lunch and a nice hike with the dogs during the trip. This trail was quiet and lovely. We didn’t see anyone on the hike there or back. If you do this to break up your road trip, make sure and do the back roads to Charleston. Don’t even think about getting on the interstate!

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8 months ago

Pretty short trail with some nice views of the river for a small section

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dead flat trail that follows an old service road through pine forest. Definitely not hard, except maybe due to the distance. A few wet areas will need to be negotiated if it has rained recently. Good if you want some easy miles and could care less about scenery.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Nice out-and-back that leads to some surprisingly steep bluffs overlooking the Edisto River. Very flat except for area near the river. Mile-for-mile the best trail at Givhans Ferry.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

This trail is a 5.8 mile fire road. Very boring but a good long walk. It trailhead is across from the park entrance and a closed gate is the only trail mark.

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18 days ago

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11 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

on River Bluff Trail

Sunday, July 16, 2017