Hunting Island State Park
2555 Sea Island PKWY | Hunting Island, SC 29920 | Phone: 843-838-2011 | Fax: 843-838-4263 | huntingisland@scprt.com

Trails

Lagoon Access Recreation Trail

Length: 1.4 miles
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Description: This trail starts at the "J" parking and winds along the lagoon. It leads you through the maritime forest while providing scenic views of the lagoon and various wildlife habitats. 


Maritime Forest Trail 

Length: 2.0 miles
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy 
Description: This trail takes you deep into the interior maritime forest. You will see the dense vegetation that provides protected habitat for many animals including deer, raccoon, owls, hawks and squirrels.

Palmetto Pines Pass

Length: 0.2 miles
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy 
Description: This trail connects the Lagoon Access Trail and the Maritime Forest.

Marsh Boardwalk Crossover 

Length: 0.3 miles
Type: Hiking Trail 
Difficulty: Easy
Description: This connector trail intersects the Lagoon Access Recreation Trail, Maritime Forest Trail and the Diamondback Rattlesnake Trail to provide a path leading to the Marsh Boardwalk Trail.

Marsh Boardwalk Trail

Length: 0.25 miles
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Description: Designated a National Recreation Trail. This wooden boardwalk mixed with a crushed hardened surface is great for observing life in the salt marsh. The dock on the end provides an area for viewing magnificent sunsets. 

Nature Center Scenic Trail

Length: 0.7 miles
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy 
Description: This trail provides access from the Nature Center to the Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Maritime Forest and Lagoon Recreation Access trails. It also provides access from the cabin area to the trail system. Make sure to walk the bridge over the lagoon to see its beauty from a different perspective. 

Magnolia Forest Trail 

Length: 1.2 miles 
Type: Hiking Trail 
Difficulty: Easy
Description: With natural terrain and some hilly surfaces, the trail will take you from the campground to the entrance gate of the daily beach access areas, lighthouse, visitor center and lagoon access. From the entrance gate, you will walk the roads of the park in order to reach the areas within, so be prepared for vehicle traffic. You are sure to see plenty of beautiful magnolia trees along the way.

Lighthouse Magnolia Forest Connector 

Length: 0.6 miles
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Description: This trail starts from the Magnolia Forest Trail and ends at the Lighthouse parking area, providing campers with a route to the lighthouse without the worries of high tide or vehicle traffic. Featuring ancient rows of dunes as well as flatlands, populated by most of the island's native plant and animal species, it is sure to provide enjoyment for hikers and bikers alike.

Lighthouse Nature Trail

Length: 0.4 miles
Type: Hiking Trail
Difficulty: Easy 
Description: This natural surface trail takes one along the edge of the forest to the ocean front. Hunting Island's maritime forest of Live Oaks, Spanish moss and Palmetto trees can be easily seen along this trail.

Diamondback Rattlesnake Trail

Length: 2.3 miles
Type: Hiking and Mountain Biking Trail
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous 
Description: This trail is accessible from the Nature Center Scenic Trail and the Park Visitor Center. It is for experienced walkers and mountain bikes only. It is a moderately strenuous trail and has some difficult spots.