The Best Trails in South Carolina (United States)

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Photo of Congaree River Bates bridge to Devils Elbow Photo of Horseshoe creek to Charleston hwy Photo of James island river
  • near Fort Motte, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    7.68nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Congaree River Bates bridge to Devils Elbow Photo of Congaree River Bates bridge to Devils Elbow Photo of Congaree River Bates bridge to Devils Elbow

    Congaree River Bates bridge to Devils Elbow. Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree R...

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  • Horseshoe creek to Charleston hwy

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Burnt Church Crossroads, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    4.61nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Horseshoe creek to Charleston hwy Photo of Horseshoe creek to Charleston hwy Photo of Horseshoe creek to Charleston hwy

    Horseshoe creek to Charleston hwy in Walterboro sc. a very good trip, nice wildlife and slight breeze 77 degrees at launch warmed to about 83. Well worth it if sunny and hot. Bring bug spray and a plastic kayak you will ...

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  • James island river

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Oakview Park, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    6.35nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of James island river Photo of James island river Photo of James island river

    James island river to Charleston harbor Awesome paddle!!! 67 degrees 10mph winds. A lot of birds some turtles. Great scenic paddle. Parking is free but very limited in spaces. Would not take a glass boat unless you walk ...

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  • near Bay Shores, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    13.11mi
    Elevation +
    1371f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Northern Issaqueena near Clemson South Carolina july 2018 Photo of Northern Issaqueena near Clemson South Carolina july 2018 Photo of Northern Issaqueena near Clemson South Carolina july 2018

    Great track. Very natural; some singletrack portions "casi rompiendo monte"; nobody out there on a Friday late afternoon in July. Tough; technical. Parts green blue, many blue, some reds, bit black. Some ramps walk-the-b...

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  • Horseshoe creek

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Burnt Church Crossroads, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    5.04nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Horseshoe creek Photo of Horseshoe creek Photo of Horseshoe creek

    Horseshoe creek at maybank lane. Took the north route very easy paddle. One of my fave trips in South Carolina. Best for shorter plastic kayaks ( there are down trees that stick up) temp 75 wind at 8mph didnt need bug sp...

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  • near Little Edisto, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    14.31nm
    Elevation +
    26f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Dawhoo bridge-Jehossee island circumnavigation Photo of Dawhoo bridge-Jehossee island circumnavigation Photo of Dawhoo bridge-Jehossee island circumnavigation

    Started out going through north creek heading to south Edisto river then circumnavigating Jehossee island (ACE Basin national wildlife refuge) back through Dawho river back to the ramp. Fun trip not a lot of places to st...

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  • Lake moultrie

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Russellville, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    3.84nm
    Elevation +
    105f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Lake moultrie Photo of Lake moultrie Photo of Lake moultrie

    Amos Lee Gourdine boat landing. Plenty of free parking. Great for trailers. Restrooms available (closed when i went) gazebo for lunch and surveillance cameras on building. Very easy and fun paddle with beach landing and ...

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  • Edisto river

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    near Martins Landing, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    6.60nm
    Elevation +
    20f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Edisto river Photo of Edisto river Photo of Edisto river

    Martins boat landing. Free parking plenty of room for trailers. Theres a boat ramp as well as a kayak put in on the right entering the lot. Dirt road getting i. As well as some dirt road getting to there. Very nice paddl...

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  • Limehouse bridge. Stono river

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Shell Point, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    6.45nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Limehouse bridge. Stono river Photo of Limehouse bridge. Stono river Photo of Limehouse bridge. Stono river

    Nice paddle. Tons of birds. No boaters out, plenty of free parking with 4 concrete ramps with grooves for traction (hurt if barefoot) Temp was 58 water temp 73.9. Best part is heading down penny’s creek.hard paddle at b...

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  • Long Creek Landing-edisto river

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Long Creek Landing, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    7.99nm
    Elevation +
    43f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Long Creek Landing-edisto river Photo of Long Creek Landing-edisto river Photo of Long Creek Landing-edisto river

    Fantastic paddle hard paddling against the current but fun on the return. Great scenery very warm but wind helps free parking with limited spaces dirt parking lot and road.

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  • Bulow landing

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Red Top, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    5.73nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Bulow landing Photo of Bulow landing Photo of Bulow landing

    Very hot paddle no wind and a lot of sun. Incoming tide made the paddle easier on the return. Had to swim some to cool down. Plenty of water from the tide great for high end boats. Seen a lot of birds. Free parking with ...

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  • Bulow landing to stoninriver

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Red Top, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    6.71nm
    Elevation +
    295f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Bulow landing to stoninriver Photo of Bulow landing to stoninriver Photo of Bulow landing to stoninriver

    Bulow landing down Rantowles creek to stono river awesome stop at wolf island ( can also camp there plenty of room) water temp at 68.4 air temp at start 77-79 at end. Wind sustained 5mph wind 9mph gusts. On the return 12...

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  • Horseshoe creek

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Burnt Church Crossroads, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    8.46nm
    Elevation +
    7f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Horseshoe creek Photo of Horseshoe creek Photo of Horseshoe creek

    Horseshoe creek to ashpoo river. Started out 77 degrees got to 85 by the end, with a nice breeze. A few gators a few turtles some birds. There were a lot of boaters and 2 jet skis. Very busy boat traffic unsure if its du...

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  • Lake moultrie-Pinopolis SC

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Chicora, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    4.86nm
    Elevation +
    174f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Lake moultrie-Pinopolis SC Photo of Lake moultrie-Pinopolis SC Photo of Lake moultrie-Pinopolis SC

    Easy paddling, can take high end boats just have watch for some stumps. Hit a few could tip you. Air temp 37 water trmp 53 with 5mph winds gloves and face mask would have been nice. Seen a few blue herons blue jay pelica...

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  • Pennys creek- Edisto river

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Shiloh, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    8.64nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Pennys creek- Edisto river Photo of Pennys creek- Edisto river Photo of Pennys creek- Edisto river

    Started at pennys creek. Easy launch only issue is low tide the ramp is muddy(1’or less). Seen about 7 gators few turtles a snake and some birds. Tide going out. Went to west bank edisto boat ramp easy ramps.

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  • Catawba river-lake wylie nc-sc

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Banalsburg (historical), North Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    7.10nm
    Elevation +
    823f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Catawba river-lake wylie nc-sc Photo of Catawba river-lake wylie nc-sc Photo of Catawba river-lake wylie nc-sc

    Air temp 73 with 6mph winds. Very easy launch with free parking at the bot ramp. Water was getting colder. Perfect paddle day. Nice area.

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  • Horseshoe creek/price bridge landing

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Burnt Church Crossroads, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    8.01nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Horseshoe creek/price bridge landing Photo of Horseshoe creek/price bridge landing Photo of Horseshoe creek/price bridge landing

    Love paddling this area,very fragrant with flowers and occasionally campfire smell. Started out 66 degrees. Seen some gators sunning and some poking out of the water, lots of birds. Tide assested but not hard paddling ag...

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  • Awendaw creek

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Awendaw, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    6.03nm
    Elevation +
    92f
    TrailRank
    30| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Awendaw creek Photo of Awendaw creek Photo of Awendaw creek

    Awendaw creek to inter coastal waterway. Out going tide easy paddling out tough against the current 76 at start topped out at 90. Lot of mosquitoes at the parking lot, not while paddling. Some gators and birds.

    Watch the tides and ride the incoming tide then, when the tide turns, ride the tide out.
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  • Sullivans Island to isle of palms

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Sullivans Island, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    12.25nm
    Elevation +
    82f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Sullivans Island to isle of palms Photo of Sullivans Island to isle of palms Photo of Sullivans Island to isle of palms

    Free parking easy launch muddy and ousters mostly at low tide. Still some muddy at high tide. I wouldnt recommend a fiberglass kayak due to oyster shels at ramp. But can be done. Great place to launch otherwise. Plenty o...

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  • Ferguson Landing

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Ferguson Landing, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    6.46nm
    Elevation +
    256f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Ferguson Landing Photo of Ferguson Landing Photo of Ferguson Landing

    Marion lake. To the ruins of the town that once existed, seen some turtles, blue herons, ibis,bald eagle and gators along the way. Very nice paddle arrived was 57 warmed to 74. No bugs at all. Parking is $5 for the day(p...

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  • Lake Murray dam park

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Selwood Trace, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    6.40nm
    Elevation +
    69f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Lake Murray dam park Photo of Lake Murray dam park Photo of Lake Murray dam park

    Great day!! Wind gusts 9mph some white caps. Started out at 64 degrees got up to 71 at end of paddle. Nice day to get used to the new ski. Some blue herron. Parking normally $5 but free in offseason. Theres a kayak/ dock...

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  • Penny creek

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Shiloh, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    3.87nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Penny creek Photo of Penny creek Photo of Penny creek

    Very fun time water is getting cold air temp is 64. No wind. If you go up the creek a saw might be handy. Otherwise you can get almost 2 miles up. Parking is free not much of it either, launch get muddy when low tide got...

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  • Demetre park to Morris island

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Fort Johnson Estates, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    6.17nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Demetre park to Morris island Photo of Demetre park to Morris island Photo of Demetre park to Morris island

    Demetre park to Morris island, waves could be hard for beginners also a lot of boat traffic. Free parking at the park(limited spaces) launch is better at a higher tide muck bottom. Great views of Ravenal bridge and ft.jo...

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  • Stono river

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Grimball Shores, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    7.55nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Stono river Photo of Stono river Photo of Stono river

    Great day on the water. With waves from boats and incoming tide was harder to paddle. Seen dolphins, jellyfish, birds and a 3-4’ shark Wind was 10-16mph gusts 78degrees. The boat ramp is closed for construction. But you...

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  • Bacon bridge rd- ashley river

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near White Church Place, South Carolina (United States)
    Distance
    3.19nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Bacon bridge rd- ashley river Photo of Bacon bridge rd- ashley river Photo of Bacon bridge rd- ashley river

    40 degrees with 18mph wind gusts water temp 50. Seen some herron cardinals after front moved in and dumped a ton of rain river was super high also high tide with it going out. Water flow 4-5mph is spots

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