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Length
Surfaces
Type

Edisto Nature Trail

1.5 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass

Guyton Rails to Trails

0.75 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

JF Gregory Park Trail

3 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

McQueen's Island Trail

5.6 mi
State: GA
Gravel

New River Linear Trail

3.4 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Savannah & Ogeechee Canal Trail

7 mi
State: GA
Dirt, Woodchips

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

6.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Spanish Moss Trail

10.2 mi
State: SC
Concrete

West Ashley Bikeway

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

West Ashley Greenway

7.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Edisto Nature Trail loops through a forest maintained by the Westvaco Corporation, a paper and packaging manufacturer. The main loop is 1 mile, and an inner loop adds 0.5 mile. Both sections of...
SC 1.5 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass
The Guyton Rails to Trails runs through the heart of Guyton, Georgia, connecting much of the town's numeric grid of streets with public amenities such as City Hall and Guyton Elementary School. The...
GA 0.75 mi Asphalt
J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area that once encompassed a thriving rice plantation and was subsequently bought up by Henry Ford. Named for Ford's plantation foreman, the park...
GA 3 mi Asphalt
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. Built in 1887, the railroad...
GA 5.6 mi Gravel
The New River Linear Trail runs for 3.4 miles within the City of Bluffton in South Carolina. The route, which is shared with power lines along an abandoned Seaboard Air Line Railway corridor, begins...
SC 3.4 mi Dirt, Grass
Constructed in the 1820s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was once an important transportation route for getting plantation goods to market. The...
GA 7 mi Dirt, Woodchips
Starting at Gahagan Road or the parking area on Ashley Drive in Summerville, you can walk or ride this flat, 10-foot wide, paved trail, which follows the Sawmill Branch Canal and through a wooded area...
SC 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Spanish Moss Trail (sometimes referred to as the Beaufort Rail Trail or the Magnolia Line Trail) follows the former Port Royal Railroad that was constructed in 1870. The planned 13.6-mile scenic...
SC 10.2 mi Concrete
Running arrow-straight from the Ashley River west to a wholesale produce stand on Wappoo Road, the West Ashley Bikeway links several suburban Charleston neighborhoods, providing a 2.5-mile cycling and...
SC 2.5 mi Asphalt
A favorite of local mountain bikers, the West Ashley Greenway takes you on a 7.8-mile (one way) ride from suburban Charleston west to the scenic Lowcountry wetlands that surround this charming city....
SC 7.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt

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McQueen's Island Trail

GA - 5.6 miles

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. Built in 1887, the railroad...

New River Linear Trail

SC - 3.4 miles

The New River Linear Trail runs for 3.4 miles within the City of Bluffton in South Carolina. The route, which is shared with power lines along an abandoned Seaboard Air Line Railway corridor, begins...

Spanish Moss Trail

SC - 10.2 miles

The Spanish Moss Trail (sometimes referred to as the Beaufort Rail Trail or the Magnolia Line Trail) follows the former Port Royal Railroad that was constructed in 1870. The planned 13.6-mile scenic...

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

SC - 6.5 miles

Starting at Gahagan Road or the parking area on Ashley Drive in Summerville, you can walk or ride this flat, 10-foot wide, paved trail, which follows the Sawmill Branch Canal and through a wooded area...

Accordion

JF Gregory Park Trail

GA - 3 miles

J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area that once encompassed a thriving rice plantation and was subsequently bought up by Henry Ford. Named for Ford's plantation foreman, the park...

West Ashley Bikeway

SC - 2.5 miles

Running arrow-straight from the Ashley River west to a wholesale produce stand on Wappoo Road, the West Ashley Bikeway links several suburban Charleston neighborhoods, providing a 2.5-mile cycling and...

Guyton Rails to Trails

GA - 0.75 miles

The Guyton Rails to Trails runs through the heart of Guyton, Georgia, connecting much of the town's numeric grid of streets with public amenities such as City Hall and Guyton Elementary School. The...

JF Gregory Park Trail

GA - 3 miles

J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area that once encompassed a thriving rice plantation and was subsequently bought up by Henry Ford. Named for Ford's plantation foreman, the park...

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

SC - 6.5 miles

Starting at Gahagan Road or the parking area on Ashley Drive in Summerville, you can walk or ride this flat, 10-foot wide, paved trail, which follows the Sawmill Branch Canal and through a wooded area...

West Ashley Bikeway

SC - 2.5 miles

Running arrow-straight from the Ashley River west to a wholesale produce stand on Wappoo Road, the West Ashley Bikeway links several suburban Charleston neighborhoods, providing a 2.5-mile cycling and...

Spanish Moss Trail

SC - 10.2 miles

The Spanish Moss Trail (sometimes referred to as the Beaufort Rail Trail or the Magnolia Line Trail) follows the former Port Royal Railroad that was constructed in 1870. The planned 13.6-mile scenic...

Accordion

New River Linear Trail

SC - 3.4 miles

The New River Linear Trail runs for 3.4 miles within the City of Bluffton in South Carolina. The route, which is shared with power lines along an abandoned Seaboard Air Line Railway corridor, begins...

West Ashley Greenway

SC - 7.8 miles

A favorite of local mountain bikers, the West Ashley Greenway takes you on a 7.8-mile (one way) ride from suburban Charleston west to the scenic Lowcountry wetlands that surround this charming city....

Savannah & Ogeechee Canal Trail

GA - 7 miles

Constructed in the 1820s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was once an important transportation route for getting plantation goods to market. The...

McQueen's Island Trail

GA - 5.6 miles

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. Built in 1887, the railroad...

Edisto Nature Trail

SC - 1.5 miles

The Edisto Nature Trail loops through a forest maintained by the Westvaco Corporation, a paper and packaging manufacturer. The main loop is 1 mile, and an inner loop adds 0.5 mile. Both sections of...

Guyton Rails to Trails

GA - 0.75 miles

The Guyton Rails to Trails runs through the heart of Guyton, Georgia, connecting much of the town's numeric grid of streets with public amenities such as City Hall and Guyton Elementary School. The...

New River Linear Trail

SC - 3.4 miles

The New River Linear Trail runs for 3.4 miles within the City of Bluffton in South Carolina. The route, which is shared with power lines along an abandoned Seaboard Air Line Railway corridor, begins...

McQueen's Island Trail

GA - 5.6 miles

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. Built in 1887, the railroad...

JF Gregory Park Trail

GA - 3 miles

J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area that once encompassed a thriving rice plantation and was subsequently bought up by Henry Ford. Named for Ford's plantation foreman, the park...

West Ashley Greenway

SC - 7.8 miles

A favorite of local mountain bikers, the West Ashley Greenway takes you on a 7.8-mile (one way) ride from suburban Charleston west to the scenic Lowcountry wetlands that surround this charming city....

Accordion

Edisto Nature Trail

SC - 1.5 miles

The Edisto Nature Trail loops through a forest maintained by the Westvaco Corporation, a paper and packaging manufacturer. The main loop is 1 mile, and an inner loop adds 0.5 mile. Both sections of...

West Ashley Bikeway

SC - 2.5 miles

Running arrow-straight from the Ashley River west to a wholesale produce stand on Wappoo Road, the West Ashley Bikeway links several suburban Charleston neighborhoods, providing a 2.5-mile cycling and...

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

SC - 6.5 miles

Starting at Gahagan Road or the parking area on Ashley Drive in Summerville, you can walk or ride this flat, 10-foot wide, paved trail, which follows the Sawmill Branch Canal and through a wooded area...

Spanish Moss Trail

SC - 10.2 miles

The Spanish Moss Trail (sometimes referred to as the Beaufort Rail Trail or the Magnolia Line Trail) follows the former Port Royal Railroad that was constructed in 1870. The planned 13.6-mile scenic...

Guyton Rails to Trails

GA - 0.75 miles

The Guyton Rails to Trails runs through the heart of Guyton, Georgia, connecting much of the town's numeric grid of streets with public amenities such as City Hall and Guyton Elementary School. The...

Savannah & Ogeechee Canal Trail

GA - 7 miles

Constructed in the 1820s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was once an important transportation route for getting plantation goods to market. The...

Recent Trail Reviews

West Ashley Greenway

Very Very Nice Ride.

September, 2018 by dmckee622

A very nice trail. Pavement conditions were great with some places looking like it was newly paved. There was a few sections that were not paved, but they did not cause any problems (of course you wouldn't want to try them on a road bike). If you are ever in the area of Charleston, this is a must do trail. It doesn't disappoint!

West Ashley Bikeway

Decent Trail

September, 2018 by dmckee622

We rode this trail at the same time as we rode the West Ashley Greenway. I rated it 4 stars because about the western half would rate about 3 stars because of very rough unsafe pavement. The eastern half was very nice and would rate 5 stars easy. Even with the bad conditions on the western end, it was a nice ride. Just had to be very careful of the bad pavement conditions.

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

Nice Afternoon Ride!!

September, 2018 by dmckee622

Very nice trail. Smooth surface and fairly flat trail. Need more signage. We didn't see many signs and it was a little confusing at times. Not much shade so it was a hot ride (in the 90's). Might be better to plan to ride it in the morning or late in the afternoon or just during cooler weather.

Accordion

Spanish Moss Trail

Great trail

August, 2018 by roconnor1034

This is any easy trail for families. Very flat and smooth. Rode from Beaufort to Port Royal. Sad part is the trail ends before you get to the historic main part of town. The “trail” continues with small signs marking the way through a residential area. You must cross HWY 21 (Ribaut Rd)

JF Gregory Park Trail

Day 2 in GA

July, 2018 by katiefischer90

The trail was great. My Fitbit did not calculate 3 miles; it calculated only 2.70 miles.

Savannah & Ogeechee Canal Trail

Canal Trail

July, 2018 by clemsonbrian

$3 fee per adult. Easy walk along the old canal to the Ogeechee River and back. A hiking trail goes off to the left after you pass the restrooms. Bring bug spray in the summer.

New River Linear Trail

Walk along the old Seaboard Coastline Railroad

July, 2018 by clemsonbrian

Can be very muddy after a lot of rain. A quiet walk through what was once rice fields in the New River marsh. Trail ends at the New River where the old railroad bridge had burned down. Wish the trail went all the way to the rivers edge.

JF Gregory Park Trail

JF Gregory Park Trail

July, 2018 by clemsonbrian

Nice easy flat trail with great views of the lowcountry marsh. Concrete for about two thirds of the trail. Chance to see a lot of wildlife and make sure to have bug spray during the summer.

McQueen's Island Trail

Rough ride

July, 2018 by katrina.rhett

We took our bikes thinking it would be a great trip with tons to see. It was beautiful for sure. However, the trail is washed out about 1 mile in either direction from the middle of the trail. We rode from one end to the next and totaled about 2 miles. It wasn’t completely disappointing. At least we didn’t have to pay for parking...

McQueen's Island Trail

Great views but needs work

July, 2018 by stewartfenters

As other reviewers have mentioned, this trail needs some work. Right around 2.5 miles from the Fort Pulaski entrance, the pedestrian bridge is washed away completely. Fortunately, someone has put up some pipes to walk across so you can continue on the path. There are a few other places that have eroded away and the path is almost gone. Then, you can’t reach the end, because the boardwalk is gone. Also, on the map they say you can go a little ways east from the Fort entrance. That trail is trashed completely, as I only was able to get about .2 miles before it was impassable. But the views scenery is beautiful and you should definitely check it out if you are in the area. Just know what you are heading into! All that being said, it’s a beautiful setting. I ran the out and back from

McQueen's Island Trail

Horrible conditions

June, 2018 by somersetbooksetc

We used to love to go to McQueen's Island Trail, but it is no longer even enjoyable or safe. There are no more trash bins, porta potty's, and worst of all the walking bridge has been broken now for over two years? Why can't this be maintained with the county taxes we all pay to live here? It is a disgrace.

McQueen's Island Trail

Nice, but....

February, 2018 by billbrockman

We enjoyed our ride from Ft. Pulaski on a warm February day, but noticed the storm damage others have mentioned. A bridge with planks making it passable by walking; a couple of trees across the trail you have to carry bikes over; and the totally gone bridge at 2.2 miles as mentioned. We assumed the damage was from last fall (2017) but see from other reviews the problems go back much longer. We certainly aren’t calling out anybody who lives locally and supports this trail, but I don’t see why they couldn’t do some fund raising - start by putting a sign at the damage giving a website where one can donate.

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