SC Trails

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

3.3 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Asbury Cascades is located on the Asbury Trail at the Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center. This is a wonderful trail, but make sure to call ahead to get permission to enter and use the trails within the camp from June 1 to the first week of August.

Trail Activity:

  • Water

Length:

30.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The Ashley River runs more than 30 miles from its headwaters in the Great Cypress Swamp, Dorchester County, South Carolina to the Charleston Harbor.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

7.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The trail begins along a wide jeep road through open forest, crossing a small stream in a very short distance. Once across the stream, the wide forest road you are following bears to the right, with a narrower, single track hiking trail bearing to the left. Going right will take you along the Wattacoo Lake Loop. Bearing left will take you along the Mountain Bridge Passage Trail.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Paved

Length:

1.8 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The National Audubon Society’s Francis Beidler Forest located in Four Holes Swamp, SC contains within its 17,500 acres, the largest remaining stand of virgin Bald cypress and Tupelo Gum swamp forest left anywhere in the world.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

2.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The Hilton Head Island Audubon Society owns and operates the Audubon Newhall Preserve located on Palmetto Bay Road on Hilton Head Island. It is open to the public at no charge from dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

1.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Located in the Clemson Experimental Forest is a small path of virgin forest of towering oaks, beech and poplar along a fine small bubbling creek in the George Aull Natural Area. Along this trail, you will encounter trees over 200 years old.

Trail Activity:

  • Water

Length:

7.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Deep in the Francis Marion National Forest, near the town of Awendaw, lies this peaceful, scenic place for launching small boats onto the Awendaw Creek.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

7.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Awendaw Passage is the coastal terminus of the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail. The Trail’s namesake trees greet users at the Buck Hall Recreation Area trailhead. Starting at the Intracoastal Waterway, the Trail meanders westward through maritime forest and offers sweeping vistas of Lowcountry salt marsh along Awendaw Creek. At Walnut Grove, look for a scenic overlook and boardwalk.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

0.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

This easy .2-mile trail takes you from the Environmental Learning Center to one of only two remaining Bache markers on Edisto Island.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

10.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

If you’re looking for quality, South Carolina mountain bike trails, the park is home to 10 miles of rolling, loop trails that take bikers through oak and pine woodlands.