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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Every Year for 10 Years - Would't Miss a Visit.

Nice to be able to walk here again. Two years ago it was closed after Hurricane Mathew and last... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mississauga, Canada
A natural landscape within yards of Sea Pines.

A drive through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives you the full range of live oaks, marshes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Davidson, North Carolina
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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 yesterday

Nice to be able to walk here again. Two years ago it was closed after Hurricane Mathew and last year there was limited access with many wooden walked ways not yet repaired. Now it is fully accessible again. The Greenwood access was closed to us...More

Thank Chopstick105
Reviewed 4 days ago

A drive through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives you the full range of live oaks, marshes, lakes, animals (including the occasional alligator and lots of large birds). There are ample opportunities to stop and walk. The road is undeveloped so, unlike other similar areas,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rode bikes to this preserve where we saw many different species of water birds and an Alligator. A beautiful space with great trails for walking, biking and enjoying nature.

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently returned from a trip to Hilton Head. My wife and I are avid hikers and wante to do the trails in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Our Garmin did not recognize Sea Pines Forest Preserve and we had a greatly deal of difficulty...More

Thank Ray F
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to but a pass on to Sea Pines, which is 10.00 a car. No Trucks, Campers, Boats, or Motorcycles are allowed on Sea Pines. It is a gated and guarded community.

Thank Reesa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a dinner cruise and you have to drive through this community to get there. They charge $8 cash only for the privilege. I wasn't impressed.

Thank Peace500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove into the preserve a couple of times while we were there. What a beautiful place to visit! Definitely spend some time there if you can.

Thank CanadianTravel8884
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Sea Pines for the first time and we loved the Forest Preserve which is right in the middle of the Sea Pines Resort. It is an excellent place to ride bikes or hike. They have trail maps, but all the trails are...More

1  Thank LonestarSpartan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are the best bike trails I have ever seen. Great scenery and very safe. Fun for the entire family and lots to see. Great restaurants and shops. Be prepared to have a great time.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Walked around the preserve. The area is so pretty. It makes you think about how the south looked a long time ago with the hanging moss trees.

Thank Patricia D
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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