SC Trails

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

0.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

There are six hike/bike trails within the Edisto Beach State Park and one bike trail that leads from the park to the oceanfront town of Edisto and the beach area of the park. The Forest Loop trail is a half-mile trail with a natural soft surface.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

6.4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

One of the least used trails in South Carolina, the Fork Mountain Trail, is a wonder of remoteness that takes the traveler through some of the most wild and scenic country in this part of the world at Ellicott Wilderness.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

16.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Fort Jackson Passage takes you through the heart and into the woods of this spectacular military facility. Fort Jackson was established in the year 1917 to answer the call for trained fighting men in WWI.  The Fort was named in honor of Major General Andrew Jackson, a native son of the Palmetto State and seventh president of the United States.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

0.4 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Documented as the second most important Civil War site in the state, this fort was the locale of a fierce engagement known as the Battle of Secessionville in which a Confederate force of 1,250 defeated 3,500 Union troops on June 16, 1862. This is one of the few land battle sites fought in the state. Brochures and self-guided hiking trails can be found at the preserve.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

2.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

On the Fort Mill Gateway, you will parallel a busy thoroughfare as you wind through a peach orchard, and meticulously landscaped green space. At the far end of the trail, you can loop around a pond that provides natural habitat for coots, ducks, and a variety of other wildlife.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Paved

Length:

0.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

At Fortune Springs Park, you will find a circular overlook where you turn left, walk around the pond, enjoy the ducks, the water spray in the center, and cross the bridge at the reflecting pool.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

2.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve encompasses 2,965 acres of the most diverse protected area in the Piedmont region, including granitic flatrocks, waterslides, waterfalls, beaver pond, caves, hardwood and pine forests, and a variety of wildflowers and wildlife. This trail takes you through a forest to the top of a huge standing rock offering fantastic views of the surrounding Sandhills.

Trail Activity:

  • Water

Length:

7.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Foster Creek is a tidal creek at the extreme southern end of the Back River section of the Cooper River. It is accessed from the freshwater side of the Bushy Park Landing and is located just over one-half of a mile north of the landing on the left bank.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Equestrian

Length:

6.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

If you travel this trail you will find yourself in the beautiful bounty of historical, cultural, and natural resources that make Croft State Park. 

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Paved

Length:

1.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

A large, attractive pond fills this park in Union, SC, which attracts plenty of ducks and geese. In addition to the walking path around the pond, a short nature trail leads off into the woods across the street.