DOLPHIN HEAD

LOCATION: South Carolina
HIKE STARTS: Dolphin Head Playground
HIKE ENDS: Dolphin Head Playground
TOTAL DISTANCE: 3.20 miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Easy
TRAILS USED: Pine Island Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight

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Hilton Head Island Land Trust
P.O. Box 21058
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

HIGHLIGHTS: Hilton Head Island is a Lowcountry resort town located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA. The island is named for Captain William Hilton who in 1663 identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound which he named “Hilton’s Head”. The island has 12 miles of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular vacation destination.

This is a short hike that starts at Dolphin Head in Hilton Head Plantation and follows the beach to Pine Island. There are outstanding views out an in to Port Royal Sound on this hike, but be weary of high tides that will leave you with very little beach to make a return trip.

Hiking South Carolina Guidebook For This Area National Geographic TOPO! South Carolina Map CD-ROM (Windows) Trail Map For This Area

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