Edisto Nature NRT

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike


1.50 miles




Natural, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Scenic Observation
  • Point of Interest
  • Parking
  • Trail Head
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping


This National Recreation Trail is located within the ACE Basin and you can choose between a short looped trail or a long looped trail. The scenic trail offers several historic features including an old phosphate operation, an old canal, rice fields and the historic King's Highway, an old railroad tram.

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This rewarding, 1.5-mile loop runs through a forest maintained by the WestRock Corporation, a global packaging company. The Edisto Nature Trail proper is an easy one-mile loop, but an inner loop extends the distance by a half mile. Both sections of the trail wind through a typical Lowcountry forest that includes mature pines, hardwoods, and bald cypress. A brochure available at the trailhead permits visitors to conduct a self-guided tour, and tags along the trail identify almost 60 varieties of flora and fauna. A section of the trail winds through a cypress swamp atop an old railroad bed, which provides an excellent view of the forest. Other interesting landmarks include the historic King’s Highway, an old railroad tram, and an old phosphate operation.

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Camping: Not available at the Nature Trail, but there is full-service camping at nearby Colleton State Park and Edisto Beach State Park. Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!


From Charleston: Follow US 17 south for approximately 30 miles toward Beaufort. The trailhead is on the right, just after a bridge over the Edisto River and immediately before the town of Jacksonboro.

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WestRock - Forest Resources | P.O. Box 1950, Summerville, SC 29484 | (843) 871-5000

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Lat: 32.76916720056271
Long: -80.44927468404593