Scenic walks and hikes around the Lowcountry

With this landscape, we’ll take a walk any day.

We asked you what you wanted us to write about in the new year, and one reader shared they wanted to learn about the best walks + hikes to take around the Lowcountry.

We’re not just talking the talk — we’ve walked the walk — and we’re here to give you insider knowledge on where to head for your afternoon stroll. Shout out to Patricia M., this one’s for you.

James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. | Featuring four miles of paved trails + one mile of unpaved trails, this park has plenty of space to get your steps in. Bonus: Rent a bike or kayak, or bring your dog.

Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island | Ringing in at 738 acres, this county park offers natural, unpaved walking trails. If walking isn’t your thing, try out the 9-hole disc golf course or the archery range.

Laurel Hill County Park, 1251 Park West Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Enjoy unpaved running, walking, and biking trails, large open meadows + views from a small lake across 745 acres.

Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. | This 60-acre park offers scenic trails featuring an old rose collection and seasonal displays.

Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Hwy., Ravenel | Catch a glimpse of wildlife across more than six miles of natural trails featuring trail-side exhibits + wildlife viewing locations.

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, US 17 between Mt. Pleasant and Charleston | Walk or run this iconic five-and-a-half mile Lowcountry bridge for a guaranteed endurance test.

Awendaw Passage | Hike this seven-mile Palmetto Trail with views of the salt marsh along Awendaw Creek heads up, you may encounter standing water. Get directions.

Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. | Stop by this historic site to explore six miles of walking trails and a whole lot of Lowcountry history.

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