River Bluff Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ridgeville, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.9 miElevation gain39 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyCampingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverWildlife
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Jp Morgan
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Easy trail. Lots to look at!

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Mandy Mears
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Easy walk to Edisto River and peaceful overlook.

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Frankie Painter
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Nice and quiet, a few puddles.

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Justyn Lanford
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Lina Roy
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It was good!

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Tim Davis
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Not the most scenic trail, but good to get outside. Took a macro lens with me which got me looking for thing I might not usually. Lots of neat swamp characteristics.

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Jessie Leslie
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Fun trail, bring bug spray! It’s neat that it goes by the river and has more inclines than most trails I’ve been on in the area. I didn’t get to finish it because I had my toddlers with me and it’s a hot time of year. They probably would do better in the cooler months. Lots of fun things for the little ones to investigate along the trail. The bridge could use some work. Quite a few boards were rotted. The trail does go beside a road. So there is some road noise at times.

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Bossy Williams
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BugsMuddy

An easy trail with a couple of steep inclines. Not especially interesting and the bugs are killer at the usual times of year. I don't recommend it if you have bad knee problems because of the inclines, but it should be fine if you only have minor issues. The only wildlife are the mosquitoes and occasional bird.

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Tammy Freeman
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its a nice short trail , great places in the park for picnics. This is kid friendly just watch for all the roots and we saw one baby snake in March.

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Kay Babin
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Wide trail that is well marked. Just too short! Took my daughter and our pupper.

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Ryan Hauck
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This is a very easy trail, even with a 30-pound pack. We take scouts on it all the time for hiking requirements or to practice for longer treks. The entire trail is well maintained and very clearly marked. Occasionally there will even be posts that provide either latitude/longitude or USNG numbers, I can't recall. There are only a few hills, notably in one section near the river. There are no elevation changes greater than about 30 feet. There are no streams to cross that I can recall; the most water you'll encounter is mud puddles. All that being said, it's not a particularly exciting trail and I've never seen any wildlife while hiking it more exciting than a moderate-sized snake--though that may have a lot to do with my typical hiking contingent (scouts are, shall we say, not known for being quiet).

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Tamara Peruzzo
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Nice trail. Well groomed. Except for near the trail head, it's a mostly flat trail that I found to be very easy. The spot near the tail head is a very short but very steep incline/ decline. there are tree rous sticking up throughout the tail so careful where you step. for the most part you won't trip over them but if you put your foot on it wrong you may sprain an ankle. There are a few benches set up along the way for you to sit on and just enjoy the birds serenading you. There is also a foot bridge that takes you across a creek bed. When I crossed it the creek bed was almost dry. South Carolina is going through a bit of a drought right now so all the water levels are down.

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Bryan Hartley
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Trail is all shaded. Nice hike but really short.

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Ryan Hauck
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Easy trail that I take my scout units on all the time. It is well maintained and well-marked; there are even a couple of coordinate posts along the trail (can't remember if they're Lat/Lon or USNG numbers). I cannot remember hiking across any water other than mud puddles. There is very little elevation change--just one major dip near the river, no more than a 35 foot change on either side. The trail can be made into a loop by hiking from one trailhead (near the guard kiosk) to another (near the volleyball courts) down the main road, for about a 1.8 to 2 mile loop. All that being said this isn't a particularly exciting trail, and there's not much to see in the way of wildlife--though that may have as much to do with my hiking contingent as anything (scouts are not known for being quiet!). A snake here and there is about all I ever expect to see. Overall it's a super-easy, quiet, low-traffic jaunt through some pretty woods with one or two nice river views.

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Ryan Hauck
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Easy trail that I take my scout units on all the time. It is well maintained and well-marked; there are even a couple of coordinate posts along the trail (can't remember if they're Lat/Lon or USNG numbers). I cannot remember hiking across any water other than mud puddles. There is very little elevation change--just one major dip near the river, no more than a 35 foot change on either side. The trail can be made into a loop by hiking from one trailhead (near the guard kiosk) to another (near the volleyball courts) down the main road, for about a 1.8 to 2 mile loop. All that being said this isn't a particularly exciting trail, and there's not much to see in the way of wildlife--though that may have as much to do with my hiking contingent as anything (scouts are not known for being quiet!). A snake here and there is about all I ever expect to see. Overall it's a super-easy, quiet, low-traffic jaunt through some pretty woods with one or two nice river views.

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Lynn M
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We were heading back to the Charlotte area after a nice weekend at Folly Beach. We wanted to stop and have lunch and a nice hike with the dogs during the trip. This trail was quiet and lovely. We didn’t see anyone on the hike there or back. If you do this to break up your road trip, make sure and do the back roads to Charleston. Don’t even think about getting on the interstate!

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Ryan Woodruff
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Pretty short trail with some nice views of the river for a small section

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David Prager
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Nice out-and-back that leads to some surprisingly steep bluffs overlooking the Edisto River. Very flat except for area near the river. Mile-for-mile the best trail at Givhans Ferry.

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Lisa Riley Bentley
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Nicholas Costa
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Brittany Arledge
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Jennifer Wheeling
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Pamela DeChellis
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Joanna Segura
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Christina Jackson
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Tracey K
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Misty Spears
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Nick Bosley
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