Trails

Birding at Goose Pond

The extensive diversity of plants and wildlife species brings wildlife observers, photographers, and hikers to the E.F.H. ACE Basin NWR. The refuge Edisto Unit has 3 designated hiking trails, the  Goose Pond, Alexander Pond, and Perimeter Pond trails. Goose Pond and Perimeter Pond trails have photo blinds that offer excellent viewing of wildlife on the ponds. There are also open areas to observe wildlife along the impoundments and river banks. About 25 miles of unpaved service roads through rice field dikes, old fields, and upland forest areas are open for hiking and biking year-round.

Consider packing insect repellent throughout the year for protection from mosquitoes, flies, ticks and chiggers.

 

Upper Combahee West Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.52
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Bonny Hall Dike 5 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.57
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Combahee Fields Dike 97 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.75
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Upper Combahee Rum Bluff South Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.46
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Barrelville N Moffett Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.19
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Bonny Hall Dike 6 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
2.13
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Combahee Fields Dike 98 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.50
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Alexander Pond Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.51
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Barrelville S Moffett Trail

Perimeter Pond Trail is a loop trail that begins at the manor parking lot and follows along an old service road sheltered by tall pines and oak trees. This trail features agricultural fields, an old grain silo, and a perimeter pond full of lily pads. Bring your binoculars along to spot the birds you may see as you walk the trail and birds feeding and wading in the pond.
Trail Length (mi)
0.37
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / intermediate
Moderate
Estimated Time
1 Hour
Route Type
Loop
Trail Activities
Birding
Photography
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
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Bonny Hall Dike 7 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.40
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Combahee Fields Dike 99 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.39
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Combahee Fields Dike 93 East Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.93
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Barrelville SE Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.04
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Bonny Hall Dike 8 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.26
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Dawho Boat Ramp Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.48
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Combahee Fields Dike 94 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.09
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Bonny Hall B12 Banding Pond Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.27
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Bonny Hall Dike 9 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.17
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Eagle Island Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.16
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Combahee Fields Island Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.60
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Barrelville NE Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.12
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Bonny Hall B5 Cross Dike Trail

The Goose Pond Trail is a loop trail that starts to the right of the vistor parking sign and follows along the drive. You will see pine and oak forests, grassy meadows, and a pond with scattered bald cypress. This trail features a wildlife observation deck. Keep an eye out for animal tracks along the trail such as white tailed deer and raccoon. 
Trail Length (mi)
0.73
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Estimated Time
30 Minutes
Route Type
Loop
Trail Activities
Birding
Photography
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
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Bonny Hall Fishing Loop Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.92
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Green Tree Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.30
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Grove Cross Dike Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.73
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Barrelville NW Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.64
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Bonny Hall B6 East Cross Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.28
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Bonny Hall Pecan Grove Road Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.26
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Grove Banding Site Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.53
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Grove Impoundment Dike Trail

Trail Length (mi)
2.58
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Barrelville SW Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.56
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Bonny Hall B6 Loop Trail

Alexander Pond Trail is a 1/2 mile loop that begins at the parking for the manor and follows a grassy road. The road is flanked by wildflowers and grasses with a pine and oak forest off to the right. This trail features rice trunks and a pond covered in marsh grass and bald cypress trees. The trail ends on a beautiful avenue of oaks that are covered with Spanish moss and leads to the manor parking lot. 
Trail Length (mi)
1.26
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Estimated Time
45 Minutes
Route Type
Loop
Trail Activities
Birding
Photography
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
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Combahee Fields Dike 100 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.00
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Grove Hunt Boundary East Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.41
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Grove Silo Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.19
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Bonny Hall B1 Cross Dike Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.51
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Bonny Hall B6 Perimeter Entrance Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.16
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Combahee Fields Dike 126 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.54
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Grove Interior Trail #1

Trail Length (mi)
0.56
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Old Railroad West Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.13
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Oak Ridge Lower Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.51
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Bonny Hall B6 Perimeter Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.27
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Combahee Fields Dike 155 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.23
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Grove Interior Trail #2

Trail Length (mi)
0.58
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Perimeter Pond Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.53
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Oak Ridge Upper Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.92
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Bonny Hall B7 Loop Trail

Trail Length (mi)
2.07
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Combahee Fields Dike 156 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.25
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Grove Interior Trail #3

Trail Length (mi)
0.57
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Old Railroad East Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.44
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Upper Combahee East Gate Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.39
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Bonny Hall B8 Loop Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.45
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Combahee Fields Dike 157 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.51
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Grove Interior Trail #4

Trail Length (mi)
0.70
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Goose Pond Loop Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.86
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Upper Combahee Middle Gate Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.64
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Bonny Hall B8A/B8B Cross Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.13
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Combahee Fields Dike 158 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.62
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Grove Powerline Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.58
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Seaboard Coastline Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.27
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Upper Combahee Middle Gate Trail East

Trail Length (mi)
0.57
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Bonny Hall Dike 1 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.27
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Combahee Fields Dike 93 West Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.53
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Longleaf Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.10
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Upper Combahee Middle Gate Trail West

Trail Length (mi)
0.57
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Bonny Hall Dike 3 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.63
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Combahee Fields Dike 95 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.35
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Old Railroad Shortcut Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.18
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Upper Combahee Rum Bluff North Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.46
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Bonny Hall Dike 4 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.21
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Combahee Fields Dike 96 Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.08
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Toogoodoo Creek Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.53
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