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Jarvis Creek Leisure Loop

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0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 41' 13 m
Low: 13' 4 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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A paved loop around lake.

Michelle Kras

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

Park closes at 6 p.m. during the winter and 9 p.m. during daylight savings.

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The Leisure Loop at Jarvis Creek Park is an easy .85 mile paved loop. The loop starts behind the restrooms. There's a small pier at the start of the trail with access to a dock. If you start off counterclockwise, you'll pass a fitness station to your left. The path starts off mostly shaded by tall pines and large live oaks that are draped with Spanish moss. You'll pass by two intersections for the town's bike paths (the bike paths lead out toward the road - Hilton Head is famous for it's miles of bike paths throughout the island).

The middle half of the loop is more sunny (nice for bird watching in the lake, but you'll miss the shade in the humid summer months). This lake is the perfect habitat for egrets, herons, turtles, and ducks. As you continue around the lake, trees start to shade the path once again. The path will turn into a boardwalk for a short distance, then returns to pavement near the end of the loop. There are benches located throughout the loop.

This loop is perfect for birdwatching and exercise...too bad that it's next to the highway as there is noise due to traffic. Bike racks, grills, playground, and pavilions are located near the path.

**Although the area is frequented by residents during the weekend, it's an isolated area and may be better to not run alone if the parking lot is empty.**

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Giant live oaks with Spanish moss shade the path.
Jan 16, 2016 near Hilton…, SC
Egrets and Herons fish here.
Jan 16, 2016 near Hilton…, SC
Easy path for all abilities.
Jan 16, 2016 near Hilton…, SC
Lake.
Jan 16, 2016 near Hilton…, SC
Short boardwalk for part of the loop.
Jan 16, 2016 near Hilton…, SC
Fitness Station located off the trail (with lake view!)
Jan 16, 2016 near Hilton…, SC

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