Location: The Savannah Bluffs Heritage Reserve is located in North Augusta, South Carolina; just over the Georgia border. The hike that we did was at the end of Old Plantation Road.
Time: It took us about two hours, including a half hour of wading.
Gear needed: Nothing but a water bottle, and maybe some water shoes!
Length: 2 miles
Difficulty: 1 out of 10. This is an exceptionally easy hike with no noticeable elevation gain, making it perfect for families. The path is unpaved with lots of tree roots, so it is not stroller friendly.
Would I recommend it: Definitely! This hike is very representative of Georgia/ South Carolina wildlife, and perfect for all audiences. If you had family visiting from out of town this is the hike that I would recommend.
Anyone who has ever looked at our Instagram can tell that we spend a lot of time in Oregon, and Utah. Brandon and Bailey both grew up just outside of Portland and we go visit their home state fairly regularly. I however, am from Georgia, and we are able to make the trip a lot less often. Luckily for all of you though, we were in Georgia this last weekend and we went on a beautiful hike!
While Georgia is blessed with some mountain ranges, the wildlife where I am from is centered around the Savannah River. After doing a little research we found a two mile trail, the Savannah bluffs overlook, that gave us a beautiful view of the river. The trail is very well defined, meaning that you can follow it with no risk of getting lost. We followed the trail until we hit water, and then we took off our shoes ( just as a side note locals will always warn you to wear shoes in the river. There is nothing naturally abrasive in the water, but you will occasionally encounter broken bottles) and went wading!
After we finished wading we finished the loop, and ended up back in the parking lot. There is very minimal elevation gain making the trail family friendly. It was such an amazing experience to be back on a Georgia trail with all of the humidity and sunshine I could possibly ever need!