Spanish Moss Trail, Beaufort

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The Spanish Moss Trail is a partially-completed, ten-mile multi-purpose rail trail in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Using the former Port Royal Railroad right-of-way now owned by Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, the dedicated trail follows a north–south path from Seabrook to Port Royal while passing through Burton and Beaufort.

Construction of the rail trail began in summer of 2012, with the first segment opening later that year. Once completed, the will be 14.9 miles (24.0 km). A second phase may extend 10.1 miles (16.3 km) to Yemassee. The Spanish Moss Trail is a segment of the East Coast Greenway.

In 2020, Outside magazine named the trail one of the Top Urban Trails in the United States.

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  • We have cycled the Erie Canal Towpath, C&O, Pere Marquette, and other rail trails. This is the widest cement trail in the best condition we have ever seen! My wife was disappointed that there weren't....  more »
  • We rented bikes at University bikes. They are expensive. $32 for 2 bikes for the afternoon and he did not tell us the trail was closed. We only used them for about 1 hour! Otherwise the trail was...  more »
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