Battery Warren Interpretive Sign

Culminating in a high bluff of the Santee River, the Battery Warren Trail traverses mixed hardwood-pine forests dotted with dogwoods and leads visitors on a trip back in time to the era of the Civil War. The trail highlights Battery Warren, a Civil War earthen fort meant to blockade Union forces from moving up the Santee River. The name comes from Colonel Samuel Warren, a local Revolutionary War hero and previous owner of the land where the battery was built. The embankments of the old fort are still visible today.

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At a Glance

Open Season: All year
Best Season: Fall, winter, spring
Restrictions: Horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers only

General Information


From Charleston, take US Highway 17 North toward McClellanville and the intersection of SC Highway 45. Turn left at the caution light and drive ten miles to Honey Hill. Turn right at SC Route 103-S and continue .5 mile to Echaw Road (FS Road 204). Turn onto Echaw Road and go three miles to (FS Road 204-A). Turn left and continue one mile to the trailhead.

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

unsurfaced, grassy
Difficulty Level: Easy

Outdoor Learning

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