I'on Swamp Interpretive Trail

EASY 13 reviews

I'on Swamp Interpretive Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Awendaw, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

Directions from Charleston: Take US Hwy. #17 north to I'on Swamp Rd (Forest Rd #228). Turn left and drive 2 miles to the trailhead on the left.

walking
1 month ago

Cool place. Print the trail guide before you go, it's much more fun this way. I would say, the trail is for quest lovers as you have to almost solve the directions puzzles to stay on the right trail :)

hiking
3 months ago

Trail had great sights but we didn't hike on it long. very, very buggy. We couldn't stand still for even a second. We heard a lot of birds but did not have a chance to stop and look for what they were. We only walked up to the split but it was still very cool to see. We basically bathed ourselves in bug spray and still had an issue with the bugs. I would love to go back and hike the full loop when it isn't so buggy. The palms in the swamp we're very cool to see!

walking
6 months ago

Great easy loop trail with lots to see!

walking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pretty, but disappointing - wildlife not in evidence. Terrible GPS directions from within app, but looked at recent hiker map to find trail head.

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Great, short hike. Saw a mom and baby gator swimming around in the canal. Parts of the trail were a little overgrown but personally it added to adventure.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

is this trail stroller accessible?

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Eerily beautiful. Simple. Spotted a gator about 7 feet away! Wouldn't bring an animal who doesn't listen to commands. Also, wear rain boots (very soggy in some places) and definitely bring bug spray!

walking
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Very nice walk in spring, fall and winter. Easy loop to stroll along. Pet friendly. Not crowded. Parts of the trail can be flooded out if it's rained allot recently. All wooded= shady. Interpretive signs along trail. As with any trail in lowcountry.... Bring bug spray.

hiking
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Great hike through South Carolina history... Walking along inland rice fields from the 1700s.

walking
Friday, June 06, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Great hike! And easy for kids too.

nature trips
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

This is a great scenic trail through the swamp however not very stoller friendly for those of you with toddlers. There are signs that inform about history as well as the land.