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Explore the best rated trails in Charleston, SC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Darrell Creek Trail & Park Ave Bike Path and Carolina Park Boulevard Bike Path. With more than 16 trails covering 83 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

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.

West Ashley Greenway


July, 2021 by rthardison

We enjoyed our ride. Felt safe. Lots of people on the trail in the morning.

Wonders' Way

Best Ride in Charleston

May, 2021 by normanbowers

Trail is on the south side of the bridge well separated from traffic with a low concrete wall. The views of Charleston and the harbor are well worth the gradual climb to the center of the bridge. Safe parking and modern restrooms are available at the Mount Pleasant Visitors Center in the park at the east end of the bridge. You can extend the ride by riding the sidewalk and streets south to the South Carolina Aquarium and Ft. Sumter visitors center, just stay with the streets closest to the harbor to minimize traffic.

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Hiking & Mountain Bike Trail Only

May, 2021 by normanbowers

This is a hiking and mountain bike trail. Not suitable for kids and novice bike riders.
Obstacles are tree roots and mudholes. In wet weather the mudholes are world class.

West Ashley Bikeway

We loved the natural part of this trail. Saw great wildlife and had a wonderful time. Need the trail start more easy to find...may be a google issue, but it's hard find where to start.

February, 2021 by kathleenpress

We loved the natural part of this trail. Saw great wildlife and had a wonderful time. Need the trail start more easy to find...may be a google issue, but it's hard find where to start.

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail


January, 2021 by utpaduke

My wife and I rode our tandem bike on this trail Mon-Thurs beginning on 4Jan21. We parked off of Richardson Rd and went about 6 miles out and back each day. There are no bathrooms. There were very few riders/walkers. When Mel says she liked the trail, she means it was not hard pedaling! This one met her requirements and she was willing to go back daily for an hour of easy exercise! Watch out for two road crossings where the trail changes to the flip side of the canal! I enjoy a bike trail that is clean of trash, and this one was very clean! We had a great time!

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

Nice but a bit too rough for inline skating.

October, 2020 by jreungoat

Nice but a bit too rough for inline skating.

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Trail Blazers

October, 2020 by denman.jadon

My son’s and I walked this trail Oct 1-3 it was wet and muddy. Great time for bonding. Prepare for wet shoes. Looks like they are preparing to do several upgrades.

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

Corona trail walk

April, 2020 by sydneysbrylane

It’s a nice trail and I enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t recommend it during the summertime. It’s open and there’s no shade. It’s amazing during the wintertime though.

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