Charleston, SC Trails and Parks

Charleston has 29 trails in the vicinity, including 22 hiking trails and 4 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0 to 61.8 miles in length. The most popular trails are West Ashley Greenway, Swamp Fox Trail and Carolina Low County Challenge. Trails.com member Jean-Claude L. recently completed Edisto Nature Trail.
  • I'on SwampView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A walk along dikes through a swamp full of bird life, alligators, and beautiful bald cypresses. I’on Swamp Trail loops along a gridwork of dikes ...

  • Swamp Fox TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    •  3 to 4 days
    •  42 miles
    •  Guide

    A long level, three-or-four day backpack through typical coastal pine forest and swampy wetlands. With a variety of hardwoods scattered through ...

  • Old Santee Canal State Historic SiteView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A pleasant walk along the shores of Biggin Creek and the Old Santee Canal where you can enjoy steep limestone bluffs overlooking swamps and a ...

  • Lake Moultrie PassageView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    •  2 to 3 days
    •  28.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A two to three day backpack around the eastern side of Lake Moultrie that offers panoramic views of Lake Moultrie, cypress-filled wetlands, and ...

  • Francis Beidler ForestView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A boardwalk loop through a wetland wonderland containing the largest remaining bald cypress-tupelo swamp in the world. The 15,000+-acre sanctuary ...

  • West Ashley GreenwayView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    West Ashley Greenway parallels U.S. Highway 17 from South Windermere Shopping Center to Main Road, a few hundred yards short of the drawbridge ...

  • Bull IslandView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A day's hike through forest and wetlands and along beaches on a barrier island. Expect alligators and an infinite variety of birds. Bull Island ...

  • Sewee Shell MoundView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    A short walk through coastal woodland to ancient Native American shell mounds. The Sewee Shell Ring, about 4,000 years old and on the National ...

  • Edisto Beach State parkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's walk through a maritime forest to an ancient mound of seashells. Edisto Island, named after a local tribe, was inhabited by Native ...

  • Turkey Creek HikeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5- 3 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This backcountry hike traverses deep woods in Francis Marion National Forest along one of the most scenic freshwater creeks in the region. Walk ...

  • Old Santee Canal ParkView Trail Details

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    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  1- 2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    History and wildlife buffs will love this walk. Start at the informative park interpretive center, then walk the wetlands and bluffs of Biggin ...

  • Wannamaker County ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This North Charleston preserve presents a series of interconnected natural-surface nature trails and paved paths you can use to cobble together ...

  • Palmetto Islands County ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  2-2.5 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Situated on a mix of wooded islands and cordgrass marshes bordered by tidal streams, Palmetto Islands County Park presents a series of interconnected ...

  • Charles Towne LandingView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Come see where South Carolina was born and where the first Charleston colonists set up in 1670, at a preserved state historic site. The hike ...

  • James Island County ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  2-2.5 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This attractive park for active people sits on James Island, near the Stono River. Hikers enjoy a set of three interconnected paved pathways ...

  • Donnelly Wildlife Management AreaView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A walk along Boynton Nature Trail through forest and along dikes in the old ricefields of the former Mary's Island Plantation. Donnelly teems ...

  • Bear Island Wildlife Management AreaView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    •  1 to 3 days
    •  4.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Up to three day's worth of hiking along old dikes in waterfowl-rich coastal marshes and through adjoining woodlands. Bear Island Wildlife Management ...

  • Edisto Nature TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    A short nature walk through an extremely diverse forest. The trail features the historic King's Highway and an old phosphate operation. This ...

  • Magnolia GardensView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's hike through 300-year old plantation garden, a 125-acre waterfowl refuge, and a 60-acre blackwater swamp garden. Magnolia Plantation ...

  • Marrington PlantationView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A short nature trail through the wetlands of the Back River. The hiking experience at Marrington Plantation consists of a 1.1-mile-long interpretative ...

  • Cypress GardensView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Hiking  
    •  Half a day
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Half a day's walk through cultivated gardens and natural areas in a cypress-tupelo blackwater swamp. Cypress Gardens is a 163-acre blend of natural ...

  • James Island County ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Campgrounds  
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Holy cow! The people of Charleston County are blessed to have such a magnificent park at the ready. The activities seem endless.

  • South Tibwin LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    South Tibwin is a 600-acre tract of managed wetlands used primarily for wildlife viewing. Mountain bike access is allowed only on the designated ...

  • Swamp Fox TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Swamp Fox Trail, part of South Carolina’s rail-trail system, follows old railroad logging trams for much of its length. You will need some ...

  • Lake Moultrie PassageView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  60 miles
    •  Guide

    This long trail incorporates Santee-Cooper’s dike system to provide a flat ride around the northern half of Lake Moultrie. You will be rewarded ...