Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (2024)

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Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (6)

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

6.9 mi

State: SC

Asphalt

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West Ashley Greenway

8.2 mi

State: SC

Asphalt, Gravel

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Awendaw Passage (Palmetto Trail)

7.1 mi

State: SC

Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (9)

Lake Moultrie Passage (Palmetto Trail)

26.7 mi

State: SC

Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (10)

Old Santee Canal State Park

1.7 mi

State: SC

Crushed Stone

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (11)

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

42 mi

State: SC

Dirt, Grass

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West Ashley Bikeway

2.7 mi

State: SC

Asphalt

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (13)

Wonders' Way

2.7 mi

State: SC

Asphalt

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Edisto Nature Trail

1.5 mi

State: SC

Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (15)

ACE Greenway

2.8 mi

State: SC

Crushed Stone

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (16)

Ashley River Road Bike Path

1.5 mi

State: SC

Asphalt

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Carolina Park Boulevard Bike Path

1.3 mi

State: SC

Asphalt

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (18)

1.3 mi

State: SC

Asphalt

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (19)

East Bay Bike Path (SC)

0.6 mi

State: SC

Asphalt, Concrete

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (20)

Goose Creek City Trail

0.8 mi

State: SC

Asphalt

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (21)

Grey Marsh Road Bike Path

1.8 mi

State: SC

Asphalt

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Yvonne DuFort Evans Ashley Riverwalk

0.6 mi

State: SC

Concrete

Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiking Trails & Trail Maps (23)

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

Starting at E Richardson Avenue, just east of Summerville's main drag, you can walk or ride this flat, 10-foot wide, paved trail, which follows the Sawmill Branch Canal along a wooded area in the...

SC 6.9 mi Asphalt

18 reviews

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West Ashley Greenway

OverviewA favorite of local bikers and joggers, the West Ashley Greenway takes you on an 8.2-mile trip from Albemarle Road, near the Ashley River, through suburban Charleston to the scenic Low...

SC 8.2 mi Asphalt, Gravel

35 reviews

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Awendaw Passage (Palmetto Trail)

OverviewThe Awendaw Passage is a 7-mile single-track segment of the Palmetto Trail, which will extend more than 425 miles across South Carolina when completed. Named for the creek it follows, this...

SC 7.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

8 reviews

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Lake Moultrie Passage (Palmetto Trail)

This 26.7-mile segmentof the Palmetto Trail meanders along the shores of Lake Moultrie, a60,000-acre lake inBerkeley County.TheLake Moultrie Passage offers spectacular views of the water and a...

SC 26.7 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

1 reviews

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Old Santee Canal State Park

Construction of the Santee Canal began in 1793 after the American Revolution, and by 1800 the canal began its life as a shipping corridor for the region's crops to points beyond. Though much of the...

SC 1.7 mi Crushed Stone

3 reviews

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Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

The Swamp Fox Trail is one of South Carolina Lowcountry's oldest trails and offers a long, flat, one-way journey through the swampy wetlands and coastal pine forests of Francis Marion National Forest....

SC 42 mi Dirt, Grass

15 reviews

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West Ashley Bikeway

OverviewRunning arrow-straight between the Ashley River West and a wholesale produce stand on Wappoo Road, the West Ashley Bikeway links several suburban Charleston neighborhoods, providing a...

SC 2.7 mi Asphalt

13 reviews

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Wonders' Way

There are 8 lanes of vehicular traffic on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River. Thanks to a persistent citizen-led advocacy effort, walkers, joggers and cyclists can travel safely along the...

SC 2.7 mi Asphalt

2 reviews

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Edisto Nature Trail

The Edisto Nature Trail loops through a forest maintained by WestRock (formerly Westvaco Corporation), a paper and packaging manufacturer. The main loop is 1 mile, and an inner loop adds 0.5 mile....

SC 1.5 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass

5 reviews

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ACE Greenway

The ACE Greenway is a short but pleasant hidden gem of a rail-trail, located in the rural forests of Colleton County. Alternatively called the ACE Basin Greenway or just the ACE Trail, the unpaved...

SC 2.8 mi Crushed Stone

0 reviews

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Ashley River Road Bike Path

Starting at the intersection ofAshley River Rd andBees Ferry Road, the 1.5-milebike and pedestrian path continues along Ashley River Rd (SC Hwy 61) until it reaches West Bridge Road. The paved...

SC 1.5 mi Asphalt

0 reviews

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Carolina Park Boulevard Bike Path

The Carolina Park Boulevard Bike Path is an 8-foot wide asphalt shared-use path that followsCarolina Park Boulevard for 1.3-miles through Mount Pleasant residential communities and alongside wooded...

SC 1.3 mi Asphalt

0 reviews

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TheDarrell Creek Trail & Park Ave Bike Path is a 1.3-mile shared-use path that briefly follows Commonwealth Rd before continuing on the road, Darrell Creek Trail, for the majority of the route. The...

SC 1.3 mi Asphalt

0 reviews

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East Bay Bike Path (SC)

The East Bay Bike Path is just a little less than a mile and runs parallel to a current railroad along East Bay St. The paved path resembles a wide sidewalk that begins by the intersection of East Bay...

SC 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete

0 reviews

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Goose Creek City Trail

This 8-foot wide asphalt trail sits within a utility corridor in a residential neighborhood of Goose Creek, SC, making it convenient for exercise, leisurely strolls or walking with furry companions....

SC 0.8 mi Asphalt

0 reviews

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Grey Marsh Road Bike Path

TheGrey Marsh Road Bike Path is an 8-foot wide asphalt shared-use path that follows Grey Marsh Rd for 1.8-miles through Mount Pleasant residential communities and alongside wooded areas. Starting...

SC 1.8 mi Asphalt

0 reviews

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Yvonne DuFort Evans Ashley Riverwalk

The Yvonne duFort Evans Ashley Riverwalk is located in downtown Charleston. The walking and biking path is named for a former Charleston city councilmember and is the perfect place for a leisurely...

SC 0.6 mi Concrete

0 reviews

Recent Trail Reviews

West Ashley Bikeway

Nice Trail - Update Needed

July, 2024 by leettoothpaste

July 2024 Update:

My wife and I rate this trail 2.5/5. We rode our bikes and had a decent time.

Pros: shaded trail with a beautiful ending ( the pier).

Cons: crossing a 4 lane highway is no joke and the Wapoo trail head is currently non-existent. There's no signage and the path is almost completely overgrown.

West Ashley Greenway

Nice surprise on vacation.

May, 2024 by charlesdove

Was vacationing in Charleston and rode the Ashley trail. Started at the Albemarle endpoint and headed west. Took my mountain bike because from description I thought about half of the 8.2 miles would be unpaved. Well I keep going and at 7.2 miles the asphalt ended at the Croghan Landing Dr parking lot.
Rode the reminder on the sand/dirt stretch. Scenery much different then what I’m used to in the mountains of Virginia. Very beautiful surroundings on west end. More shaded too after around 4-5 miles because the electrical right of way turns away from the trail, so more trees can grow into each other and cover the trail more often.
There are lots of street crossings and the one major one at Folly Road Blvd. Can get annoying, feels like you never can get in a rhythm slowing up and reaccelerating.
I’d recommend parking behind the shopping strip on Windermere and avoid the Folly crosssing.

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

Major Construction - March 2024

March, 2024 by ajgranny46

We got on the trail at E. Richardson Avenue. To our surprise there is a major road being put in a couple miles into the ride. You can pass through the construction but it is definitely a boot unpleasant.

Accordion

West Ashley Greenway

Awesome Ride

October, 2023 by rbruington63

Awesome ride for all skill levels.

Wonders' Way

nice but dangerous for bikes

August, 2023 by blach3l

Even though they are 4 lines of traffic, 2 for pedestrians and 2 for cyclists, the pedestrians don’t pay attention and often wander or intentionally move in to the bike lines. I ran in to a jogger in the wrong lane going downhill, I had my hands on the breaks, but there was no avoiding this collision and I know I am not the only one who has had this problem.

Lake Moultrie Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Biking Palmetto trail Lake Moultrie Passage

May, 2023 by sawbuck25

Wife and I live in Bonneau Beach, which is on east side of Lake Moultrie and this portion of the trail is where we ride our recumbent trikes. The southern end joins the Swampfox passage at a parking area just off highway 52 . From the parking area you cross 52 (be carefull) to begin and in about 1/2 mile you will be on the eastern dike of Lake Moultrie heading north to the town of Bonneau Beach. A better parking area is near Shortstay (military recreation area) at the end of Old Black Oak road. Here you can enter a pedestrian gate and takes you right up to the dike, no highway or railway to cross, If eligible, the Shortstay RV park is a great way to camp and enjoy the trail. Heading north , this portion of the dike is packed gravel and stone, and ends at the community of Bonneau Beach. There is a small parking area at this Black Oak RD access point. Evelyns Diner is great for breakfast and further down Black Oak Rd towards the lake is the Watermark restaurant, good food and drink. It's a 2 mile ride through the community to get to the next section of the eastern dike. The entrance and small parking clearing can be hard to find as it is tucked back off General Moultrie Rd and Martin drive (not marked). The dike is actually labeled as Pooshee Plantation Rd on Google Maps. This portion of the trail is our favorite and travels the dike along the lake with wetlands and chances to see wildlife are assured. It is a two track path made up of packed finer gravel. There is also a primitive camping area (no facilities) We like to end our ride and picnic at the Amos Lee Gourdine boat ramp and beach area. The total distance from Shortstay going north to the Gourdine boat ramp area is about 15 miles. The trail continues along side the rediversion canal, crossing over the canal, but soon becomes unrideable especially for our trikes. The portion that I have covered in this review is the only part of the trail that I have found bike ridable especially a recumbent trike.

Awendaw Passage (Palmetto Trail)

tough ride

March, 2023 by 6qnny7r2c6

Roots, muddy and wet

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Work in progress.

March, 2023 by sawbuck25

Wife and I live nearby (Bonneau Beach) and occasionally hike this trail. Many improvements are either completed or in the works such as walking bridges etc. I would recommend this trail for hiking but it has a long way to go to make it bike friendly. For those that would like to cycle in this area, I would highly recommend the Lake Moultrie Passage (an adjacent section of the Palmetto trail which runs along Lake Moultrie.) Trailink does not list this section which is mostly gravel and much more suited to bicycling. In fact, we ride our recumbent trikes from Shortstay campground near Moncks Corner for 15 miles to the Re Diversion canal near Russelville Sc. All of this section is on the dike around the Lake except for a small area through the community of Bonneau Beach. In Bonneau Beach, on Black Oak road, are 3 restaurants and local market. The Lake Moultrie passage has some great scenery along with wildlife typical of wetlands. The Lake Moultrie passage can be accessed at the southern end off of Old Black Oak Rd near the Shortstay Navy recreation facility . There is also parking in Bonneau Beach across from the diner to access the northern gate of the East Dike. Further north near Russelville there is ample parking at the Amos Lee Gourdine boat ramp.

West Ashley Greenway

Good trail lots of crossings

October, 2022 by pfahlsing

Best at west end of trail. Marshes and trees. The crossing posts are very tight. Easy to hit handle bars. They need to lower the center lower posts below handle bar level. Should consider extending the west end of the trail.

Felt safe - earlier post of safety issues may have been solved.

West Ashley Greenway

Loved it!

September, 2022 by pbkrater

My husband and I loved it! Beautiful marsh scenery and easy riding. We did not complete the entire thing but came pretty close.

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

My car got broken into Bacon Bridge parking lot Dec 2021

February, 2022 by blackladyduval

I moved to Summerville Nov 2020. I enjoyed this trail until Dec 2021 (one year). Charge cards and cash stolen from the trunk of my car. A police report was taken. I have not felt self nor been back since.

Old Santee Canal State Park

beautiful trail

September, 2021 by hoffmansavannah

Beautiful trees and view of the river. Not to hard.

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