SC Trails

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

3.4 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Big Bend Falls gets its name from the hairpin turn in the Chattooga River just above the falls. You'll find a 30 foot drop which includes a 15 foot block waterfall, the highest single drop on this Wild and Scenic River.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

0.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The Myrtle Beach State Park was the first South Carolina State Park to open in 1936. This is a short bike path that leads to Highway Business 17.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

2.1 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

The trail is well labeled (pink blaze), and follows a narrow foot path along the base of the rock face, El Lieutenant. Most consider the Coldspring Branch/Bill Kimball Trail to El Lieutenant—to be one of the most difficult hikes around.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

0.3 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Out into the lake but not far from the city, Dreher Island State Recreation Area is a great place to get away from it all. In addition to woodsy hiking trails and lots of places to fish from shore, Dreher Island offers picnicking, camping and lakeside villas.

Trail Activity:

  • Water

Length:

40.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

From the initial put-in at Pump House Landing, you will get a fine taste of the black water experience. The Black River (East) trail is easy paddling on inky-colored water amid a forest of loblolly pine and water oak.

Trail Activity:

  • Water

Length:

41.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

The 41-mile Black River West is a genuine Lowcountry stream that is dark stained and snaking like a corkscrew through a swampy forest.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

4.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This moderately difficult loop trail encircles what was the scene of the Battle of Blackstock, which took place on November 18, 1760. During the battle, 96 British troops were killed and buried on this site. The land has not been disturbed since the battle and evidence of some placements are still evident. Displays throughout the area show information about plants and animals in this area.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk

Length:

0.6 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Located off Exit 21, the 10-acre Blue Heron Nature Center offers relief for the road weary, and it’s as easy to get to as any rest area. The loop trail includes a section of boardwalk through a forested wetland filled with ferns and native plants.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

1.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This hidden treasure rushes 75 feet down a narrow gap and into a beautiful blue pool that gives the area its name.

Trail Activity:

  • ATV

Length:

7.8 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This is one of three loops in the Manchester Forest that wind through a mixture of forest, open, area, and some wetland.