Edisto Nature Trail

South Carolina

Edisto Nature Trail Facts

States: South Carolina
Counties: Colleton
Length: 1.5 miles
Trail end points: US 17 (Jacksonboro) and US 17 (Jacksonboro)
Trail surfaces: Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6017123
Trail activities: Walking

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Edisto Nature Trail Description


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:

Edisto Park
8377 State Cabin Road
Edisto Island, SC 29438
843-869-2756

Colleton Park
147 Wayside Lane
Canadys, SC 29433
843-538-8206

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.

Edisto Nature Trail Reviews

we drove to this trail a few days ago and found that it has been closed since September 2016

Went on 1st Day of New Year. Not a lot to see other than wetlands, birds. Winter in SC you wont see Gators and Snakes. It is about a mile. Not good for dogs unless you want a muddy dog. Also a lot of the trail is raised on wood so it can be very slick due to moldy wood.

Was outdors alittle slippery in spits. My pedometer on phone mark it .69 miles

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