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Address: Edisto Island, SC
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A four-mile hiking trail covers the park's variety of vegetation.

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Great trail, disappointing end

Great trail through some beautiful forest, with nice views over the marsh. The destination is rather disappointing though

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
Rob D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great trail through some beautiful forest, with nice views over the marsh. The destination is rather disappointing though

Thank Rob D
Lexington, South Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a pleasant hike through the state park; there is a $5/person fee to get in. There are places along the path to stop and sit and look at the marsh; take bug spray and binoculars. The mound is interesting to see but it's when you think it is one-tenth the size that it used to be, you can... More 

1 Thank Nextadventure2014
Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We started at the Wyndham resorts on the opposite side of the island, which was a long trip on bike. We get to the state park and its a very well kept place.you have to pay a fee to get in to the park and go on a major road to get to the trail entrance. The trail though was... More 

3 Thank Uswsc
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you aren't a history buff or can't appreciate Native American history, the mound will be a let down. The mound is big and a lot of it has washed into the marsh with the changing route of the river. The mound was put there by local Native Americans approximately 4,000 years ago. The trail to the mound is long... More 

3 Thank Rick A
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The hike is great but a little of a let down once you get there. it is a pile of shells in the cliff on the river. IT is still a nice hike to there and the view of the wetlands is good.

2 Thank Scott C
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you like walking far to be disappointed, then this is the attraction for you. One of the suggestions in other reviews is to bike the trail. I 100% agree with this. The trail is paved, has a few cool spots, but overall isn't the greatest hike ever. Biking will get you there quick so you can get the heck... More 

4 Thank Chris C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Four bikers, one runner. All enjoyed there time here. Don't stop with the Indian Mound - continue through the woods and across the boardwalks for some beautiful forest and lovely marsh vistas. Education center is clean and informative. Have fun

2 Thank PADiamond
Madison, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We walked the trail to the shell mound on the first day of January-(no problems with bugs).To get to the trail, you need to go into the state park entrance across the street from the Edistonian. The trail is flat and wide, and is somewhere around 3 to 3.4 miles round-trip. The shell mound is interesting, although was not as... More 

4 Thank orangejaglad
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

There is a bike path along the highway all the way to the trail to the Indian Shell Mound. From there the ride is thru the woods on hard packed trails and across several wooden bridges. It opens up along the way to overlook the large creek that flows thru the area. Great bike ride.

3 Thank Chascampr
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43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Rent a bike and enjoy the beautiful live oaks and palms trees with an easy bike to the oyster mound, which overlooks a marsh and creek. Beautiful!

Thank Shenight

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