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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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We have been coming to Hilton Head for over a decade and this is the first time we went to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JWLondon560_11
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This was a great adventure! Beautifully built bridges help guide the way! You can hike or bike in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Makenzie G
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Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.
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Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Hilton Head for over a decade and this is the first time we went to the preserve. It was a wonderful find - we enjoyed the drive and the walk. The shell ring discovery was particularly special. Seeing the alligators...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JWLondon560_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great adventure! Beautifully built bridges help guide the way! You can hike or bike in the Preserve but watch out for gators!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Makenzie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear good walking shoes and carry a walking stick. This walking tour is a long one but very interesting. It was hot when we went, so be sure you carry plenty of water, a hat, shades, & bug spray. Other posts mentioned lake fishing. I'm...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CissiK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, accessible nature preserve. You can bike it, walk it or drive it, depending on the entrance you choose (there are two). The place is impeccable maintained and birds, alligators, beautiful vistas, and two lakes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank waterphyllis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this gem on a Wednesday morning. Lots of trails. Do not wear flip flops. Lots of horse poop on the trails and you need to pay the daily fee to get into Sea Pines if you aren't a guest there. Biking trails,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Becky D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in the Spring hoping to see the "must see" wildflower field. You have to pay to get on the island via a bridge, then you have to pay to drive around the island, then you have to pay another toll to leave the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice surprise. So many trails and hidden surprises. Lots of shade too but didn’t see much wildlife. Enjoyed the hike . Very flat and easy to walk.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sharonika25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sea Pines Forest Preserve has great trails that are good for the family. None of them are particularly rigorous, but they are scenic. We saw a number of birds, deer and alligators. Stay on the trail and make sure to bring $8 cash for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jonf549
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Sea Pines Nature Preserve is a visitor friendly way to see the South Carolina wildlife. There are several board walks that go over marshy areas. There is also a large lake with large grassy areas where you can picnic and fish. Our grandchildren were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gardener2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow...what a great find!! Hiking allows you to cover many different types of land!! Easy to hike!! Biking around the lakes was fun...lots of birds! Fishing from multiple lakes was very fun for all ages!!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Rondajj
June 25, 2018|
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Response from richardsK6606ER | Reviewed this property |
It does turn to asphalt when on solid ground. In a few areas it’s actually just a well worn path. I’ve never seen a snake on it. Nor has my wife and she has snake radar.😎
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dgsdks
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Nicole K | Reviewed this property |
So my Dad has a motorized scooter. Yes we took him along the walking trail when it was dry. However, parts were bumpy due to the tree roots and such. It is possible to take someone in a wheelchair but it truly depends on... More
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SCBennie
December 6, 2017|
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Response from Kdavid456 | Reviewed this property |
The walking trails were closed due to hurricane damage at the time that we visited. We stayed on the bike trails, and even though it had recently rained, they were in good shape. Sorry I can’t add any better insight. We... More
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