THE HIKING TRAILS OF HUNTING ISLAND

“Get in touch with nature along the trails in the pristine maritime forest at Hunting Island. Most of the trails are shady and meandering with views of the lagoon and persistent breezes from the ocean. Bird life is plentiful here and when you’re on the trails you can observe egrets, herons, ospreys, pelicans and gulls, as well as our local population of magnificent bald eagles. If you catch the lagoon on an incoming tide you will see birds in action, spectacularly diving for bait fish. We’ve even seen dolphins frolicking in  the water while on a trail walk. It’s an amazing sight that will always stop you in your tracks”…EAT STAY PLAY BEAUFORT

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The Sea entrance to the Lagoon from the Logoon Trail

Photo courtesy of FOHI Trails Director, Tim Moore

 

Great egret from the Marsh Boardwalk trail 

 

The forest from the Diamondback Rattlesnake Trail 

 

Hunting Island deer from the Visitor Center Trail 

 Photo's courtesy of Tim Moore

APRIL, 2022 REPORT FROM FOHI TRAILS DIRECTOR, TIM MOORE

On April 7, 2022, I hiked the Magnolia Forest trail starting at the campground parking lot.  I hiked on the trail to the fire exit road and then walked that road to the beach and returned to the parking lot from the beach.  There was no problem with a high tide blocking the beach hike back to the parking lot.  The trail was clear and easy to follow, took a little over an hour and was about 8,000 steps.  the campground is full these days and many people appear to be enjoying themselves there.  I have included a photo of a camping area (pretty sure the campers brought the umbrella) and of a swampy area along the Magnolia Forest trail.

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