Hunting Island is South Carolinas single most popular state park, attracting more than a million human visitors a year. Also attracted to the semi-tropical barrier island is an array of wildlife, ranging from loggerhead sea turtles to painted buntings, barracudas to sea horses, alligators, pelicans, dolphins and deer, raccoons, Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and even the rare coral snake. What they all enjoy is five miles of beach, thousands of acres of marsh, tidal creeks and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet. Amenities include a fishing pier and some of the states most desirable campsites. Adding to the natural history of the big park is a piece of man-made history: South Carolinas only publicly accessible historic lighthouse. Dating from the 1870s, the Hunting Island Lighthouse shoots 170 feet into the air, giving those who scale its heights a breathtaking view of the sweeping Lowcountry marshland and the Atlantic Ocean.

camping
4 months ago

Beautiful trail that looked like a southern jungle. Easy surface with some steep ups and downs. A few sections of the trail were covered over with swamp water that I did not want to walk through so I turned back. Would do it again and would camp at Hunting Island again for sure.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

It's an all right beach nothing really super exciting as far as the trail. Mostly flat and a lot of foliage. Not a lot of wildlife we did see deer on the side of the road as we left in the evening.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

easy trail with a great beach at the end...nesting bald eagles by the lagoon

Sunday, February 28, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gravel trail until you hit the start of the trails trail was taken care of.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nice well maintained coastal trail.

hiking
Friday, November 06, 2015

Not much going on here, but it was a nice trail to hike with some decent photo opportunities.

hiking
Monday, July 20, 2015

This trail is mostly a gravel trail that provides access to several other trails. However, it is definitely worth the trip for the views from the pedestrian bridge over the lagoon and the "boneyard beach".

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Sunday, June 07, 2015

hiking
Thursday, April 23, 2015

hiking
Monday, June 03, 2013

Decent trail. Not too much to see but a good stroll through the woods.

walking
Monday, September 03, 2012

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Trail was wide with very nice coastal forest. State park maintenance removes low brush frequently to keep vistas open. Took a slow hike on this one to take in all the nature.