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Hitchcock Woods

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Pretty woods

Nice place to go in the heart of Aiken. Quiet, able to hear/see the forest. Many ride their horses... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Very nice place to get back to nature

Very nice place to get back to nature. Lots of trails - great for horseback riding. Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Aiken, South Carolina
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430 S Boundary Ave., Aiken, SC 29802
+1 803-642-0528
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go in the heart of Aiken. Quiet, able to hear/see the forest. Many ride their horses here.

Thank juliemstiefel
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Very nice place to get back to nature. Lots of trails - great for horseback riding. Wonderful natural forest close to town!

Thank KatWJ
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A great place to get away and be in nature in the city limits. Lots of trails and you will see many people enjoying horseback rides on the sandy trails. Aiken is lucky to have this undeveloped preserve.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is - by far - the best place to ride within 100 miles of Augusta. Well maintained, no crowded, and covered by Aiken EMS if ever needed. Other riders are friendly and courteous, never crowded, never run out of new sights. Then there is...More

Thank drronline
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Hitchcock Woods is one of the largest urban forests in America. It’s a great place to have a peaceful walk. Folks come with their horses to ride the many miles of trails. Truly a terrific asset for Aiken.

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Absolutely lovely location right in the middle of town. Hitchcock Woods is a massive trailed woodland perfect for long hikes, horseback riding, or dog walking. My only suggestion is to bring bug spray and take a picture of the map before you walk in because...More

1  Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve ridden in The Woods twice now and both trips were great. The trails are wide, clean, and well-marked. We saw lots of walkers and joggers but not many other horses. It’s definitely family-friendly and could keep children occupied for hours on horseback or on...More

1  Thank Christy H
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

After many years of visiting family in Aiken we finally made it to Hitchcock Woods. We should have been coming all along! What a beautiful place. Only saw two other people on foot. Saw six on horses. Make sure you download the map, or take...More

1  Thank CBug-e
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Great place to take your dogs for a morning run either on or off leash. You may encounter horses pulling carriages!

Thank SpaTravelGal
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Nice trails that seem well-trodden. Only ran into one other hiker. I'll come back to walk the dogs again.

Thank mechanicaljen
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17 April 2018|
Response from Catherine R | Reviewed this property |
It’s just a tiny trickle. You might not even see it. No way you can swim. No swimming anywhere in Hitchcock woods. Much is sand. Black Gum pond has a murky bottom. Turtles and snakes. Black gum pond is not near Bebbington... More
16 April 2015|
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Response from Mandy0324 | Reviewed this property |
There are places that board horses in Aiken. Your best bet would be to Google Aiken Horse Boarding. We walk in Hitchcock often and always see riders.