Hiking & Trails
Tybee Island is filled with nature-filled paths and trails for hikers of all ability levels. Explore the beauty of the island by planning a Tybee Island hiking excursion during your vacation! Find our top picks for trails and hikes here.
McQueen’s Island Trail
Built on a stretch of the Savannah & Atlantic Railroad line, the 6-mile McQueen’s Island Trail offers a salt-air excursion for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Short bridges spirit you across saltwater marshes. Cordgrass, cabbage palms, yaupon holly and coastal cedars line this beautiful trail, and interpretive signs list the native wildlife, including the eastern box turtle, American alligator, diamondback terrapin, bobcat, osprey, red-tailed hawk and brown pelican.
Location: Fort Pulaski National Monument at Fort Pulaski Rd.
Battery Garland Tybee Lighthouse
Meander through the old coastal fort, now a museum with exhibits & artifacts on local history.
Location: Fort Screven, Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone: (912) 786-5801
Lighthouse Overlook Trail
Starting from the bridge behind the fort, this trail takes you to the Cockspur Lighthouse. This is an out and back trail. The substrate runs from sandy loam to coastal mud the closer you get to the lighthouse. Wax Myrtle and Cedar line the path and give way to coastal scrub as you approach the water.
Location: Fort Pulaski National Monument