Explore the most popular historic site trails in South Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

Very informative. Great for families.

Paved trail and great views. Worth doing this walk if you’re wanting inclines and declines

After 2 days of rain the trail was a mess. We had to put logs in water @ mud to cross certain sections. Would only do it in dryer conditions

Fun walk through the woods descending down towards the area river. A downed tree or two but overall the trail was in good shape. For those with comments on this trail not being 1.6miles but actually longer that is totally not the case. I checked with several apps and GPS. This is exactly 1.6 miles if you follow the same route posted. Great trail taking past some ruins of a mill and an old bridge over the river. Several spots to stop and rest at benches along the way with a couple by the river. One decent location for a dog to get in the water as well. Great short hike.

Have completed this a few times walking and running. Great views of downtown Charleston and the harbour. I would suggest doing this for the Cooper River Bridge Run. Tons of people, but fun for sure!!

We recorded this at 2.4 miles rather than 1.5. It's a well-maintained trail that runs along Fairforest Creek for a while, but it gets pretty narrow in places. It's called the Nature Trail because there are signs describing the trees there. There are a few steep climbs and descents, at least for this fat, old man. A state Department of Natural Resources rifle range is very close by. We went on a Saturday and heard so much gunfire it sounded like we were hiking through a war.

I do the bridge quite often. It is exercise with a view!

Beautiful and you can see an Eagle’s nest .

hiking
1 month ago

Went day after Thanksgiving for a short hike and took our dog. They have had a lot of fallen trees and brush; most which had been cleared, but not all. This trail had very little traffic and with the fallen leaves we had to look for markers, some were missing or far apart. Apart from the part of the trail near Foothills Trail, we were able to let our dog run free. There was no one in site.
The trail is rated easy but there are two or three areas that have some log steps and have at least a 10-12% elevation for over 1200 ft. A moderate rating seems more appropriate. It was a nice, uncrowded, wooded walk. We enjoyed the nice short hike.

Very informative history site where the civil war began.

Easy trail that allows for a history lesson as well.

hiking
1 month ago

The directions link took me on a wild goose chase inside of Oconee State Park. We did find a lake but we did not find any specific trail that went around the lake.

The water Wheel has the remnants of stone and that was interesting, however there are absolutely no lake views and the trail in general was a bit boring. There are quite a few blow downs which were a little hard to cross. Note: to use this trail you park at the trail head in side Oconee State Park. There is a five dollar fee per person to get in. A more interesting trail is the Hidden Falls Trail Which goes to the left instead of the immediate right out of the parking lot.

walking
2 months ago

Nice, easy trail through a couple different environments (swamp, highland forest, rice fields).

Nice open trail. Trail (road) winds thru an old rice field. Road was in good condition with some mud but easy to get around. Quiet space, with some views of the N Santee River. If you go, take the fourth right to take you back to beginning. Otherwise, you will have to navigate about 500 yards of highway 17N with hardly any shoulder. Good exercise. Would do it again.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail anytime of the year. My son and I love this place. Very quite and peaceful. Birds and alligators galore.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this trail with my two year old son. Had to pick him up twice for some tricky parts. (Rocky hills and some tree root steps), but for the most part it’s easy to navigate. Loved walking close to the lake. Towards the end you can branch off onto other trails to make a longer hike. Five dollars a person or 49 a year for individual and 100 for families fee. Beautiful place with much to offer.

very good warm up trail

Go meet your history! Very easy stroll about the Fort after a ferry over! Highly recommend!

Peaceful stroll in the woods. Trail gets a little overgrown at places, especially near the old mill site but beautiful easy hike. We even saw a big black snake catching some rays near the river.

trail running
4 months ago

Great for a run - especially in fall!

Great view of the city and the only place around to do some climbing for cyclists.

This trail is NOT 1.5 miles. According to my tracker it was 3 miles. The trail is generally clear; there was an area that had tall grass that was has tall as my 3 year old nephew but that was it. There were a ton of spiderwebs so have a stick ready to knock them down. The trail follows the water quite a bit which was nice. We also came across a large deer. Overall this trail was not too hard and had some diversity in the scenery.

The trail is more for historical buffs than hikers, but it's a nice walk none-the-less. Plenty of benches along the trail for those not used to hiking but want to get outside. Very family friendly. The small fall is very close to the parking lot. Took my 6 year old through the trail, promising her we'd stop at the fall on the way back. The area is a nice little spot to play and splash around in. Would definitely recommend for a family with kids looking to get outside.

Very easy flat trail. Half of it is very nicely paved and the other half is a natural surface that is still easy to walk. Great place for walking the dog. Outer loop around the main park is popular with bicycle riders.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great paved loop, some uphill some downhill. Great spots for picnics.

The trails are all level. The views are amazing as you walk through the swamp, the tidal marshes, and the forest! Easy hike!

Nice walk and great view of the city!

Very enjoyable walk. Some parts of the trail have new boardwalks. We could not go through the hardwood as the trail was under water today. We saw a blue herring, a snake, baby alligator, and a couple of other birds.

Always Awesome!

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