Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve
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- Trail Head
- No Fee
- No Camping
Located only minutes from Hilton Head Island, the 977 acre Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve provides an escape from the crowds.
In the 1970s, the Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve was center stage in a battle between environmentalists and developers that eventually ended in a compromise. Today, you can explore 4 miles of easy walking, crisscrossing trails and firebreaks as you discover the botanical wonders of this preserve, which includes pondspice, a rare plant established here. You should plan to wear protective clothing and insect repellant to discourage the large number of ticks that also flourish in this lush forest. Since the preserve is primarily managed for hunting, the preserve is closed to hikers from October to December.
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Closed to hikers during hunting season (October through December).Directions:
From Exit 8 on Interstate 95 (near Hardeeville): Drive east on US 278 toward Hilton Head Island. Drive 1.7 miles past the junction of SC 46 (to Bluffton) and turn left (north) onto Beaufort County S-7-744 at the sign for Waddell Mariculture Center. Drive 1.3 miles and turn right onto a gravel road at the camping sign. The main trailhead is at the camping area and check station.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources | 420 Dirleton Road, Georgetown, SC 29440 | (843) 546-8119