Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charleston, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.0 miElevation gain49 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeViewsWildlife
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Pets are not allowed in the Animal Forest.

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Susan Tangney
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HikingGreat!

unlike Fort Dorchester Park, this is a great hike with many historical markers with tremendous views & gorgeous plants, trees, and alligators during the season. Very well maintained. Gift Shop needs better products.

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Steven K
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Hiking

Easy

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Elizabeth Bellersen
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Nicole Sweeney
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Bike touringGreat!

We had a great time there! Family of 7 (2 kids under 8) We rented 7 bikes from there for 2hrs at a rate of $5 an hr. Loved our visit and had plenty of time to see everything!

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Justyn Lanford
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Mountain biking
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Ruth Zheltov
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Walking

Awesome park. We have a State pass and go here bi weekly. If you're passing through it's definitely worth packing a picnic and making a day if it. Lots to do and see.

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Kimberly O'Mahony
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Timothy Ivey
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Matt Traister
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Gwendolyn Woodward
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WalkingFeeGreat!

FYI: State park passed cover your admission fee. Also, dogs are NOT allowed by the animal forest. Overall, the 2.0 mile path was not well marked, but you can pick where you go because there are options throughout. We did the history trail for the majority and got to really appreciate some nice views of the area, the garden, and especially the cool alligator hanging out by the alligator sign! Beautiful day, beautiful and peaceful views throughout the trail.

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Kevin Smith
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Hiking

Awesome trail that adds in the right amount of historical background along with a beautiful morning hike!

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peter ferenz
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I was looking forward to this trail since I love history and nature but it was a little underwhelming. The grounds OK but the $12.00 per person fee is a little steep.

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Rachael M
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Hiking

Beautiful, just wish we went on a cooler day.

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Tammy Freeman
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Hiking

I loved Charles Towne Landing. Today was hot but I would come back.

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Dee Bee Wright
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HikingGreat!
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Tracey K
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HikingFee

Paved, winding paths throughout the park. One short natural trail. Pretty scenery....Live Oaks, Palm trees, dinner flowers, water views.

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David Prager
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Hiking

Flat walk, mostly on paved trail, around the site of the first English settlement in South Carolina. Nice views across Ashley River to downtown Charleston. Some flowering shrubs were in bloom, and I did some nice bird watching along the river. The animal exhibits were interesting too. An excellent destination considering its suburban location.

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Richard Hyde
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Hiking

Quiet trail, no bugs today! Well maintained. Animals in the forest enclosures were active, many good photo opportunities, even the bobcat was where you could see him.

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Brandon Brown
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Hiking

Awesome place to bring the kids! We had an amazing day!

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bruce alexander
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This is a good place to walk around. I payed ten bucks to get into the park today and it was worth it. A good bit was in bloom in March and you also get to walk through there zoo.

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Elsa Wade
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Highly accessible walkway through a beautiful historic park.

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William McDermott
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Holly Burek
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My 4 year old loves the animal forest!

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Pam Walters
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Walking

Paved trails through the first European settlement in Charleston. We started at the visitor center, and went thru the history museum. We then purchased the audio guide, and followed the trail to all the historic sites- the old settlement, the Indian ceremonial grounds, the replica sailing ship, and through the grounds of the Legare-Waring plantation home with its majestic oak alley. We also walked the entire animal forest, and went on one of the nature trails running along the marsh. Beautiful day, not too crowded since we went early. We walked 4 miles total- it was great! Definitely will go back. There is an admission charge, but it is well worth the price.

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Chuck Gaines
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Walking

This is a beautiful park with a lot of history--Indians, early settlers, slavery, etc. The springtime blossoms were awesome and the native animal presentation was wonderful. The only drawback is it was very crowded on a early spring Saturday.

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Ricky Smith
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Awesome walking all around the park, great natural areas, beautiful grand oaks, exciting animal forest. This is the Charleston settlement in 1670.

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robert moore
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James Schneider
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Leon Mills
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