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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Great way to spend a morning or afternoon

Hidden inside the Sea Pines complex, a relaxing nature walk. Native plants, animals and some pre... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Nice walking trails

We enjoyed the walking trails in this preserve - they were well-kept and easy to follow. Different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Stanley, Canada
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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 2 days ago

Hidden inside the Sea Pines complex, a relaxing nature walk. Native plants, animals and some pre history indigenous peoples archaeology await you. Only draw back is if you are not staying in Sea Pines you have to pay for a day pass to enter Sea...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank medevac3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the walking trails in this preserve - they were well-kept and easy to follow. Different routes are available and maps are provided along with markers along the way to help guide you through the preserve.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandrakY578RX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the chance to go through here twice. Once on a horseback ride from Lawton Stables and another time for our H2O Watersports Alligator boat tour. Gorgeous place worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have a map for you at the beginning, and it is easy to read. Benches around to just sit and relax. Great spot still near all the tourist locations on Hilton Head.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MattKnightFOM
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a must do when on the island. Besides the bike riding, this is a must do. Take your time and check every ounce of water and you will see baby Gators up to the big boys. Walk thru the swamp on the deck...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dukewalls
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Great place to see some birds and alligators if you are lucky. The boardwalks are fun and there is quite a bit of shade. Generally very quiet and serene way to see nature

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cjkines1
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Awesome trails thru the oaks and marsh lands. Good for a leisurely walk or bike ride. If running is your thing be sure to pick a cooler day as the humidity can be brutal at times. It does cost for a day pass to enter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PapaDave555
Reviewed 13 November 2018

A wonderful quiet place to just enjoy. Beautiful to sit on the dock. Watched for alligators and I think I saw one

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 455sandy
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Drive, bike or walk through the preserve to enjoy a few hours away from the beaches. Get up close to the wild life of HHI

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BillandKathy2018
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This was not my first visit to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, but apparently I had not written a review yet! My adult daughter and I visited the preserve and enjoyed a very nice hike. The paths are clearly marked. Part of the path is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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25 June 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.😎
7 March 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
6 December 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