Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head

4.4
#3 of 23 in Parks in Hilton Head
Enjoy the lush trees and water at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, a sacred site for Native American tribes. An ancient shell ring that is thought to have ceremonial significance is still visible on the site of a former Native American village. Stroll the boardwalks and bridges over wetlands. Take in Hilton Head from above at the observation decks. If you like to fish, drive Fish Island trail to the center of the preserve, where you'll find man-made lakes. Learn more about the preserve with the help of a guide on a bicycle or with a bird-watching tour. A vacation package that includes lodging and activities at a discount is available on the website. Arrange to visit Sea Pines Forest Preserve and other attractions in Hilton Head using our Hilton Head trip planner .
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  • I took my five-year-old nephew on a hike through this area. He thought he was on the wild adventure, and really so did I. We chose to take the foot paths this time instead of the bike paths. We went o...  more »
  • We had such a great walk through this nature preserve. We started off seeing cranes, lizards and other birds. We thought our chances of seeing an alligator was over but on the way back we were able to...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!

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