Sea Pines Forest Preserve197 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Tags: Park
Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a 400 acres nature preserve that has been protected for outdoor exploration and wildlife habitat. This pristine preserve in Hilton Head maintains bridle paths, bridges, fishing docks, and wetland boardwalks. The preserve also offers facilities for fishing expeditions and horseback rides. Featuring the 4,000-year-old Sea Pines Shell Ring that has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve also offers acres of native flora and the Fish Island inside makes for the perfect picnic spot.
Sea Pines Forest Preserve Reviews & Ratings
I am from Kentucky on vacation. Took my wife and 4 year old. It was fabulous if you like the outdoors or just want to take a nice walk. There looks to be about 3 or 4 miles of trails or so, estimate from hand map. We only went about 1/2 mile because my daughter was getting tired. Saw two small alligators from the beginning of the trial that had a boardwalk. Only 4 feet and 2 feet. Very safe. Don't pass on this experience, so worth it. Was great for my family.
Lovely spot for an island hiking adventure. We adored the mostly shaded walking trails throughout the preserve. Enjoy a variation of habitats from marshes and bogs to open fields with wildflowers. Such an awesome place to identify plants and spot different animals. Avid birders will love this spot! Highly recommend, worth going alone or with a group and easily navigable. Bring water!
If you want a chance to get out and walk, and see what Hilton Head Island looked like before all the development of homes and commercial real estate, visit this location. We walked around a couple of hours and loved our experience. We saw beautiful trees, heard many different birds, and saw bodies of water. The path was easy to navigate and signs were displayed often enough we didn't get lost. Our alligator hunt was in vain, but we still felt like it was time well spent. Hilton Head is a beautiful island and it has many different trees, plants, and ither forms of wild life to enjoy while strolling in there home.
It's a shame more of Hilton Head wasn't preserved and developed with more conservation in mind. This preserve in the island's first development is a true treat. Easy nature walk to do with kids will let you spot an array of wildlife. One of our favorite spots on the island.
An expansive restored area of the island is perfect for an hours long hike as well as educational with placards indicating both the cultural history in addition to guides for the local flora and fauna. It's well marked all-foot trails offer a range of flat terrain resulting a fun, educational and sweat inducing experience for the whole family.