Hatchery Loop Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Hatchery Loop Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chicora, South Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
3 months ago

Some nice wildlife however there is no way to do the entire trail without having a kayak or canoe… Once you get to a certain point there is no path and water for a great distance it is definitely not a loop trail unless you come with the kayak strapped to your back.

walking
9 months ago

One of the top 5 scariest moments of my life happened here.

No bathrooms, water has overtaken bulk of the trail, entry to paths weren't marked (one wasn't well maintained) and as I was peeing in the woods, a gator growled at the baby and I. It was less than 10 ft away.

paddle sports
Monday, July 17, 2017

Though you may be able to walk/hike this trail (the full circle) it would definitely require walking through water unless the water is unusually low. I love it for kayaking, though. I usually see lots of wildlife.

hiking
7 months ago