Redcliffe State Historic Site – April 17th, meet at 8:45 AM, 9:00 AM start
We will hike a very nice trail on the property. The trail is wide and has frequent, newly constructed, benches if you need to rest. The circular route will begin at the parking area, proceed to the house and then proceed along an alley of magnificent southern magnolias. After crossing an open area, the next 2 miles will be through a wooded area and then through a more open area sporting more species of great old trees. A map is available which identifies the trees. There is a gift shop and rest rooms on the property near the parking lot.
At 11.00 am, after completion of the hike, we have reserved 9 tickets for a one hour guided tour of the plantation. Due to COVID, tours are limited to 9 people and masks must be worn when inside the house. Tickets will be assigned on a first come first served basis, so get your reservations in early to the hike leader. Park admission is free. House tours are $10 for adults; $6 for SC Seniors; $5 for children ages 6-15; children age 5 and under are free. Even if you don’t manage to get in on the tour the hike will still be very worthwhile. After the hike or tour you can plan for a picnic lunch at the picnic tables located near the parking lot.
Meeting Place: At the Redcliffe Historic Site parking lot. The drive from Woodside to Redcliffe takes about 30 minutes. Directions: Silver Bluff south to RTE 278 towards Augusta. The turn to Redcliffe is well marked with brown historical marker signs.
Distance: 2.6 miles; estimated hiking time 1.5 hours
Terrain: Elevation change is about 100 feet. The first 0.6 miles is flat and this is followed by a fairly quick decent to the lowest point, and a slow easy climb back to the starting point.
Bring: Good sneakers, water, picnic lunch if desired. *Rain Cancels*