Marrington Plantation Trail is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Goose Creek, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length12.6 miElevation gain167 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyFishingHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningDog friendlyForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeBugsMuddy
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This trail is on DOD land. You must have military ID or you can obtain a Marrington Patron Pass at the Outdoor Adventure Center. It takes four-weeks to process a background check for the pass. Additionally, the trail is subject to flooding. Marrington Plantation has several trails with the Red loop being the main trail and the Blue trails being shortcuts (rarely used). There are also Yellow trails, that are technical sections for mountain bikes, and an Orange trail that is tight and twisty.

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Dylan Romero
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Millibeth Currie
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mike miller
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Tamara Peruzzo
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Gerson Morales
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The Clarks
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Fishing

The trail has been lengthened and is now a 14 mile trail

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Tamara Peruzzo
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Road biking
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Alexa Stevens
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Hiking

Good a little muddy

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Alexa Stevens
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Hiking

Pretty nice, some really muddy sections, good place to walk a dog

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Dominic Baker
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Garrett Skinner
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Anthony Kozak
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Mountain bikingMuddy

This trail is a solid 13 miles. At times, the markers can be difficult to follow. At one point, it throws you on a sidewalk and doesn't really direct you back onto the trail. I got lucky and found it. The trail is relatively flat and provides some nice scenery of the marsh and river. Not a lot of drops or jumps. I'll definitely recommend this trail and I'll be back for more!

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Kathy Owens
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RunningGreat!

It’s been quite a while, but I used to run on the trail. It’s beautiful, but be careful of roots. In the summer also watch out for poison ivy.

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Lisa sun
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HikingGreat!
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Tina Kelly
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HikingClosed

The trail was closed due to flooding. That's why I only gave it 2 stars. We called the number on the trail head board and learned that the trail is mostly for bikers like bmx types. So I'm not sure about it for hiking. This was the number we called and learned about the condition so it might be helpful to call ahead (843-794-7951). Heading over to Cypress Garden Loop.

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Brandy Kowalik
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Hiking

We did practically none of the trail just a quick 1 mile out and back but it’s in good condition despite the massive rains

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James Cambron
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HikingGreat!

Excellent workout. The gate was unlocked and unmanned so showing our Military ID cards was not required. Plenty of parking and the trail was wide and clearly marked. We were looking for about half that distance so cut up one of the numerous marked roads to make it about 6 but came upon the 7 mile marker, then took several more shortcuts to eventually get 8.8 miles in a little over 3 hours. Even with all the recent rain the trail drains well and we found little mud. It’s a great trail long enough to really get exercised. Encountered a half dozen bikers who shared the trail.

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Donald Campbell
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Hiking

Well maintained trails with very minimal bike traffic. Amazon Trail was closed due to standing water. Recommend good quality bug spray.

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Taylor Grantham
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Eric Hansen
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Hiking

Just a note...trail is closed for 0400-0900 on weekends from 15 August to 1 January for hunting. Also, give it 24 hours after a big rain to dry up a bit. Other than that, it’s an awesome trail with a lot of variety and probably the opportunity to really flow as you ride on the red trail. I didn’t get to do any other side trails and had to abandon the 2nd part of it. Looking forward to doing the whole thing several times on a future visit.

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Katherine Butcher
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Juli Levine
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Hiking

Excellent trail; well maintained and easy to follow. Great for a beginner who can handle the mileage.

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Manuel Gonzales
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Danielle Guerra
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Tim Caudle
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Mountain biking

Great trail that is very well kept. No rookies out here, though is very easy for beginners. KILLER VIEWS!

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Thomas Duffy
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Mountain bikingBugsOff trail

This trail is great for those getting back on their bikes again or riding for the first time. The technical riding is good for building skills and confidence. This is also good for bikers wanting to stretch out their bikes and get into pedal shape. There isn't a lot of down hill so you are pedaling. I love this because it helps build up my cardio for when I ride in the Upstate, NC or WV. But, anytime I'm out on my bike in the woods, I am satisfied.

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T Toelkes
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Mountain bikingBugsFee

Really cruisable, fun trail. Lots of water crossings, so our pup was happy. We like that there are add on loop options so you can shorten or lengthen your ride.

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