Beaufort, SC Birding Trails and Maps

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JF Gregory Park Trail

3 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

6.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Spanish Moss Trail

10.2 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Truman Linear Park Trail

3.1 mi
State: GA
Boardwalk, Concrete

West Ashley Greenway

8.2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Gravel

Guyton Main Street Rail Trail

0.75 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

5.3 mi
State: GA
Boardwalk, Dirt, Woodchips

West Ashley Bikeway

2.7 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Wonders' Way

2.7 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Edisto Nature Trail

1.5 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass

ACE Greenway

2.8 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone

Ashley River Road Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

East Bay Bike Path (SC)

0.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Yvonne DuFort Evans Ashley Riverwalk

0.6 mi
State: SC
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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
Overview This developing 12-foot-wide Spanish Moss Trail offers spectacular salt marsh vistas and coastal wildlife viewing as it meanders through neighborhoods and beautiful wetlands. There are...
SC 10.2 mi Concrete
Located in southern Savannah, the Truman Linear Park Trail is a multiuse path that parallels the Truman Parkway and Casey Canal for a majority of its 3.1-mile route. Including the Lake Mayer Loop Path...
GA 3.1 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
Overview A 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
The Guyton Main Street Rail Trail 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....
GA 0.75 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
Overview 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...
GA 5.3 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Woodchips
Overview Running 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
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
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
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
Starting at the intersection of Ashley River Rd and Bees Ferry Road, the 1.5-mile bike and pedestrian path continues along Ashley River Rd (SC Hwy 61) until it reaches West Bridge Road. The paved...
SC 1.5 mi Asphalt
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
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

Recent Trail Reviews

JF Gregory Park Trail

First time run

July, 2024 by romeourbina

First time running the loop. For the most part trail was well shaded and nice scenery. Three miles of a nice walk or bike ride. Will definitely be making this my running trial for training.

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.

Savannah & Ogeechee Canal Trail

Really not a 6 mile trail any more.

June, 2024 by parkersspace

I went to the Museum first to park and hopefully ride my bike but the Museum care taker informed me that the portion to lock 5 and 6 at the museum was not suitable for riding. She also told me I didn't want to ride down Bush Road as it's quite busy with no shoulders but I could drive my car down it and ride from the Tow Path portion past Little Neck Road. I went to L Scott Stell park and parked there, had a look around and did not find any trail access in the park and when I road down to Little neck Road it looked like it was just a drive way across the road but it actually the continuation of Bush Road (the son of the caretaker at the museum told me this. I decided to drive my car over to the dirt road and parked at the Bush Road parking kept up by the Museum and Nature center also. The bridge here and wooden path over the water is in good repair but the bridge stanchions are a little close together and I had to walk my bike through them as they were narrower than my handle bars. I follow the trail along to the Canal Bank Road and across Quacco Road to discover that I could only go about a half mile more for a total of 1.7 miles (3.4 out and back from the Bush Road parking). The canal after Quacco road is mostly just a ditch without water and the the tow path has a lot of construction fencing and debris along it as houses are being built and land developed. It appeared impossible to me to take it to I-16 now as is previously mentioned. I have submitted an update to the description to Trail Link and I'll post photos of what I found. This might be a nice hike, I doubt the portion after Quacco Road will be accessible at all much longer, but it's a pretty short bike ride especially as it doesn't really continue as a canal when you come out of the tow path at Canal Bank Road where there is much construction also with piping lining the sides of the road to have new sewers and such installed like to service new housing going in the area.

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Spanish Moss Trail

Trail in great shape

June, 2024 by mbretscher_tl

This is a wide, all concrete trail & is in great shape. It’s getting a 3 star rating because it has some hazardous crossings on busy roads. At one crossing, although we had triggered the pedestrian crossing signal, we were almost hit by cars ignoring the red light for them. Be very cautious when using this trail. The south end of the trail is closed with a detour. The detour involved riding a very narrow sidewalk along a busy highway. There is not room to pass a pedestrian or another bike on the sidewalk. We turned around rather than continue. Not sure how long the detour will be in effect.

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.

Spanish Moss Trail

well marked construction detour

May, 2024 by ctgwrcfzvj

Very nice trail.

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.

McQueen's Island Trail

Poor maintenance

November, 2023 by larrydixon2051

Mixed maintenance: At least 7 areas of tidal over wash from 40 feet to 200 feet in distance with some washouts reducing trail to one lane rut. The size of the gravel used for maintenance is too large: 2" rocks were common.

McQueen's Island Trail

Beautiful Run

November, 2023 by ultatec

Beautiful run, Sunny, 58°. Parked Free outside Ft Pulaski , ran 3.5 out n back. Flat, mud, dirt, gravel. Water was low tide on both sides of trail.

Truman Linear Park Trail

Nice new path

October, 2023 by p_spivey

Hubby and I biked from Isle of Hope to Norwood tavern and then down Central Rd. to pick up this trail. There are some tricky road crossings, but the lights work in your favor. The path itself was really nice! Smooth divided concrete down to Bacon Park and around Lake Myers then back again. We continued on following Harry S Truman highway, but the path remained insulated from the highway noise and very shady! Once we reached Derenne, we turned around since the path was going to end soon. I hope they decide to extend this trail to Deleseps St.

West Ashley Greenway

Awesome Ride

October, 2023 by rbruington63

Awesome ride for all skill levels.

Spanish Moss Trail

Two Riders

October, 2023 by bzydz7wfnz

We love it! shady and paved ¿

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