West Ashley Greenway, Charleston

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#10 of 11 in Trails in Coastal South Carolina
The West Ashley Greenway is a rail trail in Charleston, South Carolina. It stretches across the West Ashley neighborhood from Main Road in the west to Folly Road in the east. It is a straight and mostly unpaved path utilized for walking, jogging, and off-street cycling. The distance of the main trail currently covers 8.8 miles (14.2 km). It is a contributing segment of the East Coast Greenway.


The former railway which was known as The Croghans Branch of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad was abandoned by Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1981 and over time, the City of Charleston entered into leasing agreements with utility companies that took over the right-of-way to allow for public access. The last section of the trail was completed in 2007.
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  • Nice scenery! Beautifully maintained. I enjoyed my little trek and will be returning. Saw the shoe tree.  more »
  • We visit our extended family here in west ashley and look forward to our morning walks along the greenway. This trip we decided to walk the entire greenway of 8.2 miles. We broke up the walks into 2.....  more »

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