Hiking Trail
Old Santee Canal Hiking

(Old Santee Canal Park)


: You will need to hike part of the Canal Trail to reach this trail. Starting from the Interpretive Center, turn left and hike clockwise on the Canal Trail to an overlook and the trailhead for the Hiking Trail. You will climb rough hewn steps, cross wooden footbridges, and meander amid oak, cedar, red bud, rhododendron, fern, and woodland flowers. The varying terrain along the scenic ridge provides habitat for deer, birds, and a variety of other wildlife. At the far end of the hiking trail you will reconnect with the Canal Walk, where you may extend your hike and return on the Canal Trail, or return the way you came. Remember to wear insect repellent during warm weather. Pets are allowed on leashes. Water and restrooms are available near the parking area, and at the Interpretive Center.

Length: 0.6-mile connector trail.

Fees: 0-6 years of age free, 7-64 years of age $3 per person, and 65 and older $2 per person.

Directions: From Exit 199 on I26 near Charleston, drive north on US 17A to Moncks Corner. Turn right onto Main Street (SC 6). Drive to the T-intersection with Rembert Dennis Blvd., turn left, then right onto Stony Landing Road. The park entrance is .5 mile. The Canal Walk trailhead is at the Interpretive Center.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Camping: None.

Information: Santee Cooper, Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. Telephone: 843-899-5200.

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Updated: October 25, 2004
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