Beaufort, SC Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Beaufort, SC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the JF Gregory Park Trail and Savannah & Ogeechee Canal Trail. With more than 10 trails covering 48 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Length
Surfaces
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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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Trails by activity

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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....

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

McQueen's Island Trail

Still Closed

April, 2019 by brettdhudson

April 22, 2019 - I was able to get on the trail from the west entrance, but about a quarter mile in both directions there are big gaps in the trail where it looks like some sort of bridge or structure has collapsed. Lots of construction equipment in the parking area.

Edisto Nature Trail

Relaxing

April, 2019 by wellssoph

A great short trail after riding for awhile. Peaceful, relaxing, and perfect for a short burst of nature.

Spanish Moss Trail

Great Ride!!

March, 2019 by john.dischinger

Beautiful trail in excellent condition ... this has been one of the most enjoyable rides my wife and have made in the US. Highly recommend it and suggest you take your time....

Accordion

West Ashley Greenway

Not Safe

March, 2019 by stomperjohn

Correction: The previous review should read:
There have been several violent assaults on women on this trail. People keep saying its safe! However, I will bet the women who have been violently assaulted DON'T feel this way! THINK ABOUT IT! Read for yourself: http://www.live5news.com/2019/03/12/police-looking-man-who-assaulted-woman-west-ashley-greenway-monday-night-2/
How safe is the trail if people keep getting assaulted?

McQueen's Island Trail

Trail Closed

February, 2019 by kbosticatl

Tried to access today and signs at trailhead said Closed with barricades blocking entry.

McQueen's Island Trail

Ugh, the erosion was terrible

December, 2018 by jdubose

I started out at Fort Pulaski and only got 0.7 miles in before reaching an impassable bridge. Went to the halfway point parking. Heading east led to a spot that had severe erosion. Heading west wasn't as bad. There was some erosion but I was able to go more than 2 miles from that point. It is beautiful and peaceful out there but I wanted to do 12 miles and was not able to because of the lack of maintenance of the trail.

Spanish Moss Trail

Beautiful ride

October, 2018 by lhyslop

This is a beautiful ride. Trail is very well maintained and with lovely views of the marshes and inlets. Easy to find parking lots on google Maps. There is easy access to Beaufort and Port Royal from the trail.

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.

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.

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