Hiking Trail

Edisto Beach State Park
(Colleton County)


: A series of short, mostly level trails wind through
through Edisto Island’s maritime forest of live oak, hanging Spanish moss, and palmetto trees. During your walk you may see white-tailed deer, osprey, or alligators, and may even catch a glimpse of the wary bobcats. Follow the Spanish Mount trail to the wetland area along Scott’s Creek and visit the second oldest Native American pottery site in South Carolina, Spanish Mount, a large shell mound dated to around 2,000 B.C.  Remember to stay off the mound and leave the artifacts as you found them.

Stay on the trail and watch for snakes. Mosquitoes, and ticks thrive here, so remember to wear insect repellent and protective clothing during warmer months. Pets are allowed on a leash.

Length: Spanish Mount 1.7 miles, Scott Creek 0.6 mile, Big Bay 0.4 mile, Campground 0.4 mile, Forest Loop 0.5 mile, and Bike 0.4 mile.

Directions: From Charleston drive west on US 17 to Osborn and turn left onto SC 174. Drive 2.6 miles to the SC 162/174 fork and turn right to stay on SC 174. Drive approximately 18 miles further until you pass the Edisto park sign on the right. At the blue Nature Trail sign, turn right onto the dirt road. Drive a short distance to the trailhead and parking area on the right amid the trees.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!

Park Information: Park Manager, Edisto Beach State Park, 8377 State Cabin Road, Edisto Island SC 29438. Telephone: 843-869-4430. Fax: 843-869-4428.

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Updated: August 8, 2006
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