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.

hiking
7 days ago

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hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.