Spanish Moss Trail

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

Spanish Moss Trail
Length14.9 mi (24.0 km)
LocationBeaufort County, South Carolina, United States
Port Royal
UseCycling, Walking, Hiking, Jogging, Inline Skating
DifficultyFlat, paved, 12 feet wide
SeasonYear round

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.[1] Once completed, the will be 14.9 miles (24.0 km).[2] 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. [3]


Open from dawn to dusk, the 12-feet wide, paved path is available to pedestrians and non-motorized transportation. Motorized wheelchairs are allowed. The trail features six trailheads with parking and pet waste stations, coastal marsh views and recreational fishing — and two port-a-potty facilities at the Broome Lane, Depot Road trailheads. Motorized vehicles, alcoholic beverages, litter, fishing. waste, and unleashed pets are prohibited.

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  1. ^ Spanish Moss Trail expected to open by Thanksgiving
  2. ^ Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail
  3. ^ Graham Averill (June 8, 2020). "The 10 Best Urban Walking Trails in America". Outside Magazine.

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