Notices and Warnings


Hitchcock Woods is a natural environment. Therefore there are inherent risks in visiting the Woods and some areas may be potentially hazardous to visitors. Please exercise judgment and caution when you enjoy the Hitchcock Woods. Guidelines for compatible uses are provided on kiosks and more information is available on the website (click on “Visitor Guidelines” in the ENJOY pull-down menu.)

Equine Sport

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.


For their own safety, please restrain children when in proximity of horses and dogs.

Etiquette for Pedestrians

Because horses have limited vision, they may become startled and injure themselves, their rider, other riders, or pedestrians.

When horses come into view, please remember:

Dog Walking

If you bring your dog with you to walk in the Woods, please remember:

Please see The Aiken Hounds section of this website for restrictions on bringing dogs into the Woods.

Dog Walking Restriction

The Aiken Hounds is a historic drag hunt that has hunted in Hitchcock Woods from the time of the Hitchcocks. From October through March, the Aiken Hounds hunt every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Visitors may not bring dogs into the Woods during these times.