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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Pinckney Wildlife Refuge Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 912-652-4415
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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

This is a great place to ride a bike. There are miles of unpaved roaads and paths thru very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WildWillyR
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Workout In The Low Country

This is an extensive refuge between the bustle of Bluffton and Hilton Head. The walking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark G
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Encompassing four islands and 4,000 acres, the refuge aims to preserve and protect endangered natural habitats and species. At 1,200 acres, Pinckney is the largest of the refuge's islands and the only one open to the public.
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“gravel road” (13 reviews)
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Pinckney Wildlife Refuge Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to ride a bike. There are miles of unpaved roaads and paths thru very picturesque landscapes. There are numerous species of birds to watch, alligators, and deer are also commonly seen.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extensive refuge between the bustle of Bluffton and Hilton Head. The walking paths/crushed rock roads you walk on are easy for most. They go for miles. Plan on seeing lots of native bird and duck species but no wildlife. The deer, etc....More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to get away & not be walking on concrete or pavement plus we saw a large variety of birds, ducks, geese as well as alligators

Thank moomoos2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether walking or riding a bike, this adventure is worth seeing. Take your camera! Experience wildlife in a setting that will be remembered.

Thank vino2nite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband loves to fish every time we go to HH. This time he hiked and biked in to fish here. He went two different times.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we'd planned this out a bit to be prepared for longer walk. Took the 1.3 mile Ibis Lake walk and it was gorgeous.Beautiful walking trails. No facilities or water.

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet place for a stroll, views were spectacular, information panels were useful. I do wish they had a small bathroom however...

1  Thank Digger309
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free attraction is wonderful for outdoor lovers. The trails are broad and paved or graveled. Descriptive signs highlight the flora and fauna of salt marshes. At the Ibis Pond there is a mounted telescope to aid in birdwatching. We even saw a few butterflies...More

Thank grand9mom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went the other day for a lovely easy hike around the Ibis Pond Trail.we loved watching all the waterfowl on the pond. Will definitely go back.

1  Thank JLWSmallTownON
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Enjoyed the variety of paths and wildlife. Paths were well kept and well marked. Signage helped identify birds. Really enjoyed the butterfly garden

1  Thank Karen P
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vairolaw
29 August 2017|
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Response from vairolaw | Reviewed this property |
Actually I googled and found the following. There are free assessability tours with a docent on Tuesday mornings at pickney island. Here is the link. Google coastalrefuges and pickney island. Glad I found out about this... More
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Regis S
14 June 2017|
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Response from rbb132 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and I recommend it, because it is a long, long way to and from the parking area across the island. You could potentially cover several MILES. Just be aware that the access road is loose gravel. It's easy to pedal a bike... More
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Regis S
14 June 2017|
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Response from bruwest | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. I would recommend bringing your bike. It's a gravel/dirt path/road that is not hard at all to bike on.
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