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Caw Caw Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ravenel, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 16 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Historic site Fee No dogs
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Facilities
Tips

Restrooms, small store and park office. There is a 2$ fee per person.

Carry plenty of water, binoculars, and bug stray.

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Kane Guitard
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long not good for boots

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Theodin User
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Dawn S
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Susan Storm
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Juli Levine
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HikingBugsFeeMuddy

This was a nice place to hike; you can go a bit longer if you weave through some of the loops. Muddy and lots of roots in some areas.

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Tal Boatner
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loved this series of trails, the interpretive center. Will be back.

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Allison Walker
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Very easy trail to walk. We enjoyed the different landscape in the loop. We saw a decent amount of wildlife (alligator, rainbow snake, juvenile osprey, and lots of mosquitos) as well. Not overly busy either, which was really nice. Just make sure you put on bug spray as the mosquitos would swarm in certain areas. $2 per person for age 2 and older.

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peter ferenz
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HikingBugs

It's a nice and well maintained trail that has some great potential to see some great wildlife. We saw lots of birds in the area and one huge alligator. This trail is a good trail but there are shorter ones that may offer more of a chance to see wildlife.

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Jimmy Cruz
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HikingFee

this has a small fee of $2.00. and the trail and scenery was fantastic. Just hearing nature and seeing the birds alligators and beautiful scenery was breathtaking. We went on a beautiful cloudy day but if its sunny make sure to take some water. we completed 3 hikes and still haven't seen everything so we will definitely be back.

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Troy L
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One of our favorite Charleston hikes. Saw two gators while on the trail, kids loved it. Well maintained and very educational.

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Emily K
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HikingFee

Great place, and the Habitat Loop is an easy trail that takes you through several mini eco-regions (cypress swamps, maritime forests, etc.). Feels secluded although it was only a 25 minute drive for us out of downtown Charleston. Go early as the rice field areas have limited shade and it can get HOT. Definitely bring some water! The terrain is mostly quite easy, but the maritime forest section gets narrow and has lots of roots that could be difficult for older or very young folks. We went about 48 hours after intense rain events and there was hardly any muddy areas Beating the crowds will allow for some good birding (saw countless woodpeckers, loons, and several others). We saw 9 gators (lots of small babies!) and a snake (couldn’t identify the species). Beautiful scenery, ample wildlife, mostly easy terrain, and close to downtown Charleston makes this trail a must-do in the area. PSA Trails are back open now during Covid (bathrooms at the parking are open) and there’s ample room to remain socially distant, except for one boardwalk where they’ve requested that foot traffic only move in one direction.

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Richard Hyde
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HikingFlooded

Trail was good and walkable. It was wet a little due to rain a couple days ago.

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Tim Davis
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Madison McCaffrey
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HikingMuddy

Super nice. Well taken care of and very clean lots of wildlife. Muddy through swamp areas.

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Cole Stilwell
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HikingFeeFloodedNo shade

from what we hiked, the trail was fantastic, traversing diverse landscapes. the trails were wide , clear, easy to follow, and kept up near perfectly.. We hiked the swamp boardwalk, swamp sanctuary trail, rice fields trail, and part of the brackish marsh trail. Great shortened loop with plenty to see.

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Cheryl Gray
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This place is beautiful! I highly recommend checking it out. Keep an eye out for gators crossing the trail though.

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Ricky Lingle
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Went here on a field trip with my son. Pretty cool little spot. No pets allowed. Alligators will be visible in the river but the coolest trail is the swamp trail which has a long boardwalk and neat looking trees. My guess is there would be a lot of mosquitoes in the summertime so prepare for that.

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Kimberly Brown
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This is always a great walk.

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ED Cook
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Nice set of trails close to Charleston, tons of wading birds and good plant diversity. can get real hot around the rice fields, bring lots of water.

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Michael Garbini
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Rachel Adams
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Richard Hyde
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Bryan Hartley
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Very well maintained. Several different eco systems. Saw a big gator going through the rice fields. Enjoyed the hike !

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Richard Hyde
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HikingBugs

This is great place to take photos of eagles , birds, and alligators.

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Amanda Allen
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Easy trail, lots of wildlife out.

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