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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Address: Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843 363 1872
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Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature...

Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.

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Outstanding place to ride with family

Almost all trails are separate from roadway, though there are necessary crossings. When you get into the forest preserve, which is extensive, the trails are well-groomed and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
medray
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Maryland, USA
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Maryland, USA
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Almost all trails are separate from roadway, though there are necessary crossings. When you get into the forest preserve, which is extensive, the trails are well-groomed and the surroundings are gorgeous!

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east TN
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have visited twice in the past couple of years and always really enjoy the variety of walking paths. Can be a terrific place for bird lovers. Be advised there is a $6 entry fee for Sea Pines each day if you are not staying on that end of the island. We'd say it's definitely worth it!

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a true gem tucked back in the woods of Hilton Head. There are miles of trails and dirt roads to explore, as well as lakes and swamps. Be sure to go to the Indian Shell Ring, too, which is an interesting archaeological site dating back long before European settlers arrived. You will get the feeling... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The forest preserve is a little out of the way, but it's an interesting place to bike to. And it has a couple of fresh water lakes that are good for fishing, but i would be careful about kayaking as the alligators are pretty big in there! Also a nice ride through an old rice plantation close by if you... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most interesting to those who appreciate nature. Large trails that you can bike on to see the sights.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the mood for a one to three mile walk the Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a great place for it. There is informative signage along the trails. There are small lakes with wildlife. There are picnic tables and boat ramps. The entrance has maps you take and maps are also posted on strategically located signs. Swamps... More 

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just awe inspiring. These walking trails are in pristine condition and yet you feel like one with nature. There are many routes to take and many beautifully done wooden bridges. We even road horses through some of the trail. Wonderful.

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Westerville, Ohio
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty corner of HHI, but I dislike paying someone else's HOA.... $6 for a day (NOT 24-hr) pass, to get to an area where most activities are closed for the winter. Found an OK-but-also-pricey restaurant, but...

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful nature preserve is not well known to visitors to HHI. It is a very large preserve with walking trails, some explanatory signs, lakes where alligators and water fowl can be watched. A guide brochure explains the history of the place parts of which were pre- Civil War plantation. It is possible to be reached by car (several parking... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always love coming into Sea Pines and biking all around Lake Mary, the rookery island, etc. Beautiful area!

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