Givhans Ferry State Park
746 Givhans Ferry RD | Ridgeville, SC 29472 | Phone: 843-873-0692 |


Old Loop Trail

Length: 4.33 miles (plus .7 miles alongside S-30 to form a loop)
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Description: You will start this 5.4-mile level service road trail at the main parking area, cross S-18-30, and wind along the eastern boundary of Givhans Ferry State Park. Birds and other wildlife are plentiful; you may even see an alligator in the lowland area. A small stand of cypress is visible on the left about a mile or so along the first leg of the trail. The woods are dense on both sides until the trail turns sharply to the left and opens among sparse pine, where the only sounds are distant birds and the wind in the trees. When you reach S-18-30, you have two options. You can hike alongside S-18-30 to the park entrance, or return the way you came. 

River Bluff Trail

Length: 1.5 mile loop
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Moderate
Description: Starting at the parking area, this 1.5-mile nature trail traverses several moderately steep slopes. You will cross a canal and then turn and follow the bluff overlooking the Edisto River. Cypress wading in dark water along the shore are just part of the scenic view of trees and wildlife. After you cross several footbridges, the trail widens and you will pass through a level wooded area and end at an open field. At this point you can return the way you came, or make a loop by following the main park road back to the parking area. You may enjoy the river view from other areas in the park or extend your hike on the Old Loop Trail, which begins on the opposite side of S-18-30.