Hunting Island State Trail System

Hunting Island Marsh Boardwalk

There are over eight miles of hiking/biking trails in Hunting Island State Park. The best way to see the beauty of Hunting Island is by walking the entire island. The best way to do this is by the Trails The Diamondback Rattlesnake TrailSystem.

A lot of work has been done over the past years to improve the trails system and to make it more accessible to all visitors. Some of the trails have been left in their natural state, while some of the  trails have been paved with a mixture of compacted crushed shell and sand, and are compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), which provides better accessibility for all- terrain wheel chairs. 

Color coded trail maps are available  at the Nature Center, the Visitors Center, the store at the campground and on-line here.


Friends of Hunting Island Trail Sign ProjectTrails Patrol

FOHI have formed a group of “Trails Patrol” volunteers to walk each trail each month to assist the park staff in keeping the trails clean and clear.  These volunteers pick up trash, remove small debris from the trail, and report any large obstructions that require park staff attention.  We rotate a trail or portion of a trail between our volunteers, so over the course of a year we get to cover most of the trails system.
If anyone would like to get a little exercise and enjoy the beauty of Hunting Island, please send an email to, and join our group.

Trail Spotlight

Maritime Forest Trail – accessible from either the Visitor Center or the Nature Center, this 2 mile trail takes you deep into the maritime forest. Here you will see towering slash pines, sable and saw palmettos, oaks, red bays, wax myrtle and yaupon holly trees, as well as resurrection ferns.  There are also many other species of plants to see as well as the native animals that frequent this part of the island.  Take your time and stroll leisurely through this one of a kind place.

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We need only two simple things to provide the services and projects you see described on this website; your participation and your tax-deductible membership fees. For one $40 membership contribution, you and your family can join our Friends organization for one year. All members are encouraged to participate in any of our on-going projects. If you do not wish to join, but want to donate to our efforts, Click here to make a tax deductible donation to FOHI.