This kayak trail follows Sugar Hill Creek to the Combahee River, along the way passing signs of the former rice culture, a botanically-rich ecosystem, birds and maybe even an alligator.
Lots of parking, no amenities.
Once to the Combahee River, you can extend your paddle by going up or downstream, or across the river to abandoned rice fields. The old rice fields along the Combahee provide renowned wildlife and bird habitat.
Tides this far up in the ACE Basin are small but still need to be considered. Sugar Hill Creek can be shallow at low tide. It is suggested that your trip be timed around the high tide.
Depending on how you extend your trip beyond Sugar Hill Creek, difficulty and hazards may increase. Hazards that may be encountered include open water on the Combahee River, wind-generated waves, tidal currents, motorized boats, and summertime heat and thunderstorms.
This trip is brought to you by Beaufort Blueways.