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Hiking trails

Lynches River County Park has more than three miles of trails, each featuring a different ecosystem. Be sure to hike Stagecoach Trail – a remnant of the road traveled by stagecoaches traveling between Winston-Salem, N.C. and Charleston, S.C. in the 1800s. Our river boardwalk trail winds through a cypress forest and offers beautiful views of Lynches River. The interpretive trail will take you through the longleaf pine and sandhill areas of the park – keep an eye out for the wildlife which call Lynches River County Park home.

Lynches River County Park is proud to partner with the Kids in Parks TRACK Trails network. Each TRACK Trail provides visitors with engaging, self-guided activities designed to turn their visit into a fun and exciting adventure. By TRACKing their adventures, kids create an online journal that allows them to track places visited, log miles completed, see badges earned, and receive prizes in the mail.


River Boardwalk Trail                                                        Distance: 0.23 miles

This handicap-accessible riverwalk runs through the river floodplain. Surrounded by towering cypress trees, you'll hear the soothing sound of the flowing river, birds chirping, and squirrels frolicking. It is the ideal opportunity to be surrounded by nature and still keep your feet dry!

Interpretive Trail                                                          Distance: 0.6 miles
Stop by five outdoor education stations which provide information about soil, forestry, air, wildlife, and water.

Stagecoach Trail                                                                    Distance: 0.38 miles
During the 1700s and 1800s, Stagecoach Road ran from Winston Salem, North Carolina through Cheraw, Darlington, Florence and Kingstree to Charleston, South Carolina and was the most significant route of travel for the area. A section of the road still exists within the park.

Splash Pad Connector Trail                                         Distance: 2.3 miles
This trail winds through forest dominated by pines and oaks and even passes a "source tree". Look for the V-shaped notches that were cut into the side of the tree to collect sap, which was distilled to make turpentine.

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