Best trails in Charleston

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Looking for a great trail near Charleston, South Carolina? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hunting Island State Park or Edisto Beach State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Magnolia Plantation or Marrington Plantation. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Charleston ranging from 2 to 17.7 miles and from 0 to 19 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Charleston
Top trails (10)
#1 - Magnolia Gardens
Magnolia Plantation
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
This is a beautiful nature walk that goes through a very old and well known plantation.Show more
#2 - West Ashley Greenway
Charleston, South Carolina
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 6 h 19 m
West Ashley Greenway is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charleston, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail ofShow more
#3 - Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Trail
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 50 m
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charleston, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail ofShow more
#4 - Daniel Island Loop
Daniel Island Park
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Length: 17.7 mi
NOTE: This is a gentle kayaking/canoeing trip along the river. This is not a hiking/biking trail.Show more
#5 - West Ashley Bike Trail
Charleston, South Carolina
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
West Ashley Bike Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charleston, South Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbShow more
#6 - Low Battery Trail
Charleston, South Carolina
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 48 m
Low Battery Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Charleston, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#7 - Hampton Park
Hampton Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
Hampton Park is one of the City of Charleston's largest parks. It boasts the most extensive floral displays of any park in the city. An old rose collection and seasonal displays are planted by the staShow more
#8 - Waterfront Park Loop
Charleston, South Carolina
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
Waterfront Park Loop is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charleston, South Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#9 - Patriots Point Loop
USS Yorktown State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Patriots Point Loop is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Charleston, South Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature tripsShow more
#10 - James Island County Park Trail [CLOSED]
James Island County Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more