Charleston lies in the heart of the lowcountry, a region with rich with tidelands, marsh and forests that draw thousands of backpackers to the area every year. Backpacking in Charleston ranges from coastal camping on Capers Island, where you can wake up with the sun on one of the most beautiful and primitive islands on the east coast, to walking through the pines on the Palmetto Trail, which spans the length of the state and begins right here in Charleston.
The diversity in our landscape offers hikers a variety of options when planning trips, without having to travel hardly at all to experience them. Charleston is unique in its ability to provide backpackers with a coastal trail no more than 30 minutes from one of the region’s best hardwoods trail system.
The southeast provides us with some of the most beautiful trails in the world, but for a true one of a kind backpacking experience, you have to come to a one of a kind destination, and the lowcountry never disappoints.