Hiking in Charleston, SC
About Charleston Hiking
Hiking in the lowcountry will take you through the woods, over the marsh, and to the islands on the outskirts of the city. Bulls Island is home to three trails you can choose from: The Sheephead Ridge Trail (3.7 miles), the Old Fort Loop (6.6 miles), and the Bull Island Wildlife Trail (2.0 miles). If these gorgeous trails don’t interest you, then feel free to walk along the 7 mile long secluded beach and check out the “Boneyard,” an abundance of sun-bleached oaks and cedars that inhabit the north shore of the island.
A forest of dead bone-like trees right on the beach is a sight to behold, and a great picture, to boot. After you’ve had your fill of the beach, head over to the Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Lush with history and over 6 miles of trail, the Caw Caw Interpretive Center is a great place to spend your day. The trails and boardwalks will lead you over beautiful marshes, through serene forest, and past all kinds of local wildlife.
Only 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, the Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve offers a nice network of trails that take you through maritime forests and marsh lands.
Saturated in history and beauty, Magnolia Plantation is worth the steep admission fee. Spend all day walking among azaleas, camellias, and alligators.
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