Almost 40 miles of trails are located on the refuge for your enjoyment. Trails for hiking and bicycling are on each of the refuge's four units. And, canoe and kayak trails will be found at the Cuddo Unit. All trails on the refuge are considered to be low in difficulty and/or skill level.
10.5 miles of hiking trail
12.5 miles of hikng or bicycling trail
7.5 miles for auto touring on the Wildlife Drive
8.25 miles of canoeing and kayaking trails
Refuge trails and grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset at Pine Island and Dingle Pond.
The Bluff and Cuddo units have gates for access and signage states the seasonal times of entry:
October 1 - February 28: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
March 1 – September 30: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Please note the Cuddo unit is closed on Mondays.
Some hiking and biking trails are closed during November 1 – March 1 for the waterfowl sanctuary period. All trails are closed during the deer hunting season. Please visit the Visitor Center or call 803.478.2217 for closures.
A section of the Palmetto Trail, the South Carolina state through trail established by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF), runs through the refuge. The primary portion of this trail is maintained by the PCF by means of a special use permit and volunteer agreement.