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Coquina Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wedgefield, South Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 246 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Blowdown

Bridge out

Muddy

Over grown

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Getting There

As of July 2019, the boardwalk portion of the Coquina Trail is still closed due to storm damage. The trail is open from sign post #1 to sign post #19. Please check this page for details: https://southcarolinaparks.com/poinsett/faqs In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, youll find Poinsett State Park. Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest. The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking and biking trails that wind through the parksome of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest. Poinsetts 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins. HOURS AND ADMISSION Admission : Free admission Days and Hours of Operation : 9am-dark, year round Office Hours : 11am-noon & 4pm-5pm

Adequate parking, bathrooms, swimming, small gift shop, ranger station, picnic tables and shelters, and campground facilities. Trails are for hikers and bikers.

6660 Poinsett Park RD Wedgefield, SC 29168 Phone: 803-494-8177 poinsett@scprt.com

From Hwy 378 take Hwy 261 south and follow the signs. Continue on the road leading into Poinsett until you reach the parking lot and ranger station

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Jane Barker
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HikingFlooded

Part of the Coquina trail is flooded. No one tells you at the ranger station. To not get lost , I did the Coquina, then Laurel, and finally splice to the beginning of the trail. My GPS indicates about 2.2 miles. It was hot, but a very nice casual trail! I did have many bugs bother me!

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Joanna Segura
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beautiful state park! well kept trails, stunning waterfall, great views, really nice hiking spot!

Sadie S
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HikingFlooded

Decent trail, back half was flooded out so I backtracked to Laurel Trail to Hilltop Trail which looped back to Coquina. Very few mosquitoes when I was there and no ticks on me or my dog. Definitely plan on hiking this one again.

Kelsey Frick
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Hiking

Great easy trail! The back end was flooded out when I went, so I turned around and walked back. Feels like the mountains right in the midlands!

B London
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HikingFloodedWashed out

we went on friday! it was a beautiful day and we almost reached the end of this trail in the state park but it was washed out so unless you want to cross a creek, you won’t reach the end. however, there are many trails that are all connected so we just turned around and got on the laurel trail which had a few pretty spots, we then ended up on the splice trail and then another before we got kind of lost. we’ll have to come back with more time and a better plan. the park is only running 9am-6pm due to the circumstances. hope if you decide to take any of these trails..you’ll have fun! good luck :)

John Egbert
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HikingFlooded
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Andrew J.
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BlowdownBugs

lots of mosquitoes around the pond and picnic areas. Bring your strongest bug spray you got. trails are great with lots of markers and numbers to pinpoint where you are, get a map from the ranger station.

Paul Wilkinson
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HikingBridge outClosedMuddyWashed out

Walked this trail. Had to wade water on the back end. When I got back checked to kiosk and sure enough that section was closed. My bad.

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ColabroSC SC
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Hiking

This is an easy trail. Even with the bridge out you can hike it because it ties into other trails. Use Cocino to Knot to Laurel. I hike the area often and all the trails connect multiple times.

Nathan Topper
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Hiking

I didn’t hike this because a sign in the park said it was closed. I spoke to a ranger about it and she said they are still trying to GET FUNDING to repair it, and then it will be a year or so before the repairs are completed. She estimated the trail might be open sometime in 2021-2022.

Christina Hallas
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HikingBridge out
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Christopher Phillips
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Hiking

Coquina to Splice trail. Coquina was the better part.

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Whitney Atkinson
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HikingWashed out
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Hilary Paradise
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Hiking

Wish the park had some signs up. I ended up waist deep crossing a bridge that wasn’t there. Don’t go on this until you are sure it’s clear!!!!

Anthony Otero
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Hiking

Saw a snake and a few salamanders and hundreds of tadpoles

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Dawn S
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Hiking

Enjoyed a nice hike out with my family! Looking forward to coming back again.

Joseph Polito
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HikingBridge out

Nice trail but as of this post the Trail can’t be completed because the last part has a creek with no bridge or way to cross

Amilcar Lugo
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HikingBugs
Ann F.
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Hiking

Always a great hike. New bridge also! Thanks to local bike club

Jackie J.
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Hiking

Only 1.48 miles when I took this trail. Marked but not maintained. There was no warning that the trail was closed because some areas were immersed in water so I had to wade through leg deep water which was ok. Moderate ascent and descent.

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Jena Lynch
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Hiking

Definitely worth a stop!

Marlene Noel
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don't make a mistake and not bring bug spray, the mosquito are out!!!

Elizabeth Riggins
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Hiking

The trail is closed but can still be easily completed just one tree down you must go over, a couple muddy spots and starting to become overgrown but not enough yet to be a issue. Nice hike only problem that gets us every time is horse flys following you around and try to keep landing on you.

Daniel Riddle
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Hiking

Love the elevation throughout the trails at Poinsett state park. An awesome selection of activities as well.

April Bassett
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Great park but this trail is currently closed due to flooding. The other trails are nice though.

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