Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Water


9.40 miles




Natural, Boardwalk, Paved, Water

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Scenic Observation
  • Point of Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Parking
  • Information Sign
  • Restrooms
  • Trail Head
  • Fee
  • No Camping


Magnolia has been selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens" (Travel + Leisure Magazine), and is the only garden honored with this distinction in the State of South Carolina!

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Magnolia Plantation is the centuries-old home of one of the original families of South Carolina’s colonial aristocracy, the Draytons. Two walking trails, the Wildlife Nature and Nature Walk and Hike plus a series of unimproved trails offer an easy walk or bike ride through the 60-acre plantation, a 125-acre waterfowl refuge, and a 60-acre cypress and tupelo black water swamp. You can also rent a canoe and paddle through the largest wildlife refuge area. This area is home for a wide variety of land based and water birds. You may also see a variety of animals such as alligators. Concealed benches and an observation tower allow you to observe wildlife without being seen.

Bicycles must be walked through the garden area.

Hours: Open every day of the year from 8 am until dusk. Call about hours from November to February as they may vary.


From Charleston: Drive west on US 17, cross the Ashley River, and turn right onto SC 61. The entrance is approximately 10.0 miles on the right.

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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens | 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414 | (843) 571-1266

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