Northeast of Savanah and west of Hilton Head, the 4,000 acre Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge has about 14 miles of grassy singletrack and doubletrack routes open to hiking and mountain biking.
There are nine trails in this trail system. The following provides a brief description of each:
Ibis Pond - 1.2 miles round trip
Shell Point - 1.6 miles round trip
Wood Stork Pond - 2.7 miles round trip
Osprey Pond - 3 miles round trip
Nini Chapin Pond - 3.6 miles round trip
Bull Point - 5 miles round trip
Dick Point - 7.4 miles round trip
Clubhouse Pond - 6.2 miles round trip
White Point - 7.8 miles round trip
To reach the trailhead from Hilton Head, head west on US278 to Pinckney Island. Turn right into the refuge and continue for 0.5 miles to the parking area.
Note: there are alligators near the ponds and occasionally on the trails.
Overall, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in South Carolina.