The Edisto Nature Trail loops through a forest maintained by the Westvaco Corporation, a paper and packaging manufacturer. The main loop is 1 mile, and an inner loop adds 0.5 mile. Both sections of the trail wind through a typical lowcountry forest, which includes mature pines, hardwoods and baldcypress.
Grab a brochure at the trailhead for a self-guided tour and learn about the nearly 60 varieties of flora and fauna. A section of the trail winds through a cypress swamp atop an old railroad bed, which provides an excellent view of the forest. Other interesting landmarks include the historic King's Highway, an old railroad tram and an old phosphate operation.
Edisto Beach State Park and Colleton State Park are nearby. For more information:
8377 State Cabin Road
Edisto Island, SC 29438
147 Wayside Lane
Canadys, SC 29433
Parking and Trail Access
From Charleston, follow US 17 south for about 30 miles toward Beaufort. The trailhead is on the right, just after a bridge over the Edisto River and immediately before the town of Jacksonboro.