Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Very quiet and peaceful area just outside of bustling Charleston, SC. This area is a protected wildlife management area and is controlled by S.C. Dept of Natural Resources. Trails are well marked and maintained. Other than the occasional whistle blow from a nearby train or the rumbling jets from an airplane (there's an airport about 15-20 miles away), this area is relaxing and easy to walk. To the lady who said "Would of given a 5 star rating if the boardwalk was open"....it's a protected area that allows the threatened wood stork a place to nest. These birds are highly sensitive to any human presence which is why the boardwalk is closed from Feb-Sept. They literally have a million signs at the beginning of the trail and at the entrance to the boardwalk stating this. Read them next time.

Beautiful and definitely will go back

My husband and I went to the walk for the first time, in hopes to find the waterfall, but not only did we not find it, no one even knew it had a waterfall! I would love it if someone who knows where it is would post! I want to come back to see if We can find it??

I would say easy/Moderate trail. Some narrow paths, and a lot of roots. However we took our 2 & 3 year old kids and they walked it there and back no problem. In fact my 2 year old was tugging on me to hurry. It’s definitely worth the hike. Very serine, and the waterfall is absolutely beautiful.

Super fun ! Super easy ! The walk down is a breeze, but the walk back up is kind of rough .

You walk on a paved road next to what looks like a sewage or drainage canal. Lots of road noise with busy roads along the trail. If you walk sideways down the trail and try to ignore all the roads to one side you can possibly fake yourself out that you are in nature.

The road getting to the trail was a little rough. You drive over two creeks. The trail is beautiful. The waterfalls are clean and flowing strong.

mountain biking
6 days ago

A great place to ride...when you come out of the woods, turn around and go the opposite way, its a whole different trail! Great workout on your mountain bike, and there is another trail on the bluff that runs along two knotch road. The bigger the tires the better as there is a lot of sand that is deep in some places. Add the 3 mile double track as a warm up and cool down and you can easily ride 12 plus miles. When you cant ride at Harbison due to rain...go check out Sesqui!

Was pretty cold today but we saw a few turtles and birds. Boardwalk the entire way was kinda cool. Really great wetland habitat gotta come back on a warm day.

7 days ago

trails could use better signs but over all nice walking trail, also could use some clean up of down branches and trees

8 days ago

Evenly paved, wide trail. Signs clearly marking trail and crosswalks are marked. Trail seems to be safe. There was a good bit of trash along the way.

Nice level trail with a couple of informational stops . Brought 2 kids and they enjoyed it.

Great trail!!

Excellent place to see the beauty of the Lowcountry

11 days ago

Pretty trail. Easy to follow and very well marked. Wish we could see the bottom of the waterfall. Definitely pretty challenging once you are done descending.

The rock ledge overlooking the lake offers some really nice views.

Hermit thrush, black & white warbler, downy woodpecker, chickadees, robins, and heard parulas ..... and gators!

a little hard to find the trailhead. unless you have a good 4x4 don't try to drive down the dirt road, just walk it to be safe. Really fun waterfall with great swimming hole in the summer! Lots of fun!

Beautiful waterfall! There are a few places that you have to cross the creek on rocks. Not a huge deal but something that would be better in warm weather. The falls were absolutely beautiful. The trail was clean and marked. We will definitely be headed to see them in the summer!

11 days ago

Nice little trail that's close to home. There is a neat swampy area with lots of diff bird species.

Trail is very well maintained! For being right outside of Charleston, it’s perfect to get away for the day and go hiking. The trail is fairly easy to walk - some roots and soft marsh spots. Also, love that it’s dog friendly!! We took our two dogs and had a blast. There were quite a bit of people out walking with their dogs and riding bikes, so it gets some traffic on the weekends. Definitely a hidden gem!

Pretty low key, however it was a nice getaway with the dogs. one was a puppy, went out to get him use to walking on a leash. we enjoyed the easy hike.

Poorly marked, got run over by people playing disc golf.

My favorite part of the Lake Conestee trail system. Great lake view at the end. Very easy hike.

Fun place to hike and get out in nature. Lots of birds, turtles, and other wildlife. The loop doesn’t exist though, wish it did! Connects to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Variety of trail surfaces including pavement, wooden, and dirt (sometimes mud). Lots of little lookouts to enjoy the wildlife.

Very nice hike. Look forward to seeing it in the late spring.

Roadside waterfalls, very nice. Be careful, many people have gotten hurt or lost their lives climbing on the falls. There is always a guy parked here selling boiled peanuts!! The trail continues beyond the roadside waterfalls to another upper falls, nice hike, very easy.

loved it, except for the dogs behind the fence. ☺

Beautiful waterfalls

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