Most trails and outdoor spaces are open, and outdoor recreation is encouraged. Please follow outdoor recreation social distancing guidelines and trail etiquette. Be respectful of others, and call ahead if there's uncertainty regarding the trail being open (contact information can be found on each trail page).
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- No Fee
- No Camping
Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, South Carolina, is among the largest urban forests in the nation, with about 2,100 acres of forestland resources. The trails are open to the public, on horseback or on foot, from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. Admission is free of charge, thanks to donor support.
With its marked trail network of over 70 miles, Hitchcock Woods offers many different riding opportunities in a 2,000 acre sandy woodland within the city limits of Aiken. Although open to the public, the Hitchcock Foundation manages the land as a preserve. Primarily trails and old, sandy roads, the area is open to equestrians, hikers, dog walkers, joggers, and horses with carriages. There are also designated hunt trails with fences for equestrians.
Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Fees: There are no fees, but donations to the Hitchcock Foundation are welcome.Directions:
From US 1 in Aiken: Drive south on York Street and turn right onto South Boundary Street. Continue downhill and look for the parking area at a gated road.