Spanish Moss Trail, Beaufort

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The Spanish Moss Trail is a partially built rail trail in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina. Following the path of the former Port Royal Railroad on a right-of-way now owned by Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, it follows a north–south path from Seabrook to Port Royal while passing through Burton and Beaufort. It is a paved 12-foot-wide path utilized for walking, jogging, cycling, and inline skating. As of December 2012, just under one mile of the trail had been finished along the most densely populated section of the trail in the City of Beaufort. Once completed, the distance of the main trail currently will be 14.9 miles (24.0 km). It is a contributing segment of the East Coast Greenway. A second phase of the Spanish Moss Trail could extend for an additional 10.1 miles (16.3 km) to Yemassee.

Construction of the rail trail began in summer of 2012, with the first segment opening later that year.
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  • We rented bikes at University Bikes, only 1 mile from trail, easy to get to. The trail is peaceful and shaded. Don't bother going north past 170, as it parallels 21 the rest of the way, very busy...  more »
  • Found this to be a very nice ride. Started at the Depot Road (mile marker 5) rode south down as far as we could which is mile marker 2. Then turned around and rode back all the way to the Clarendon....  more »

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