Explore A South Carolina Forest With Some Giant Trees That Are Hundreds Of Years Old

South Carolina’s many forests dole out nearly endless opportunities to reconnect with nature in the Palmetto State. And the Francis Marion National Forest is no different. At more than a quarter of a million acres, this national forest was nearly destroyed more than 30 years ago when the Lowcountry was struck by the strongest hurricane to have ever made landfall on the South Carolina coast. The more than 20-foot tide from the storm wiped out most of the trees in the Francis Marion National Forest, but not all.

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For more trails to explore the Francis Marion National Forest, check out the best wildflower trails here, the best kid-friendly trails here, and the best river trails here.

You can learn more about the Francis Marion National Forest with a visit to the U.S. Forest Service website.

Address: Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina 29453, USA