Nature | Wellness

A Bicycling Paradise: Biking through Kiawah River’s Trail Network

As a resident of Kiawah River, you have miles of trails throughout the community to enjoy—and this is a great time of year to get out and explore on your bike. You’re bound to discover something new winding through twenty miles of trails along the waterfront and among peaceful sea island landscapes. Here are some of our favorite spots to get you started on your adventure: 

Sea Islands Trail 
The Sea Islands Trail goes over the marsh, through the maritime forests, around the neighborhoods, and under the oak trees. Areas for pausing and reflecting are integrated throughout, so your journey can also include plenty of time for quiet moments spent watching wildlife. You may be lucky enough to spot a bald eagle, as this trail offers a clear view to one of the two eagle’s nests in our community. 

Great Salt Pond 
Get in an early morning bike ride along the causeway—this is a perfect spot to take in the sunrise. You might glimpse a tailing redfish if you’re looking closely enough. 

Cole Creek 
If you’re not a morning person, explore Cole Creek to catch a sunset across the creek from the bluff at The Hall. 

Abbapoola Creek 
Explore this wild creek to the northwest of the Jack Island Bridge to spy shore birds feeding among the golden marsh grasses. 

Kiawah River 
The broad river between Johns and Kiawah Island connects to the Stono River. Look for dolphins as they cruise the waterway and Roseate Spoonbills as they wade in the shallows. 
Cycling is a great way to reconnect with nature and reap the benefits of exercising without realizing it. Our trails have been carefully designed and crafted throughout Kiawah River and are perfect for biking. You could spend months exploring and never have to go the same path twice. Make sure to bring your camera, you’ll want to share what you discover!