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Welcome to the Spanish Moss Trail


The Spanish Moss Trail The Lowcountry’s Rails to Trail ‒ is a nearly 7-mile greenway located in Northern Beaufort County, South Carolina that has become a “Must-Experience” activity for residents and visitors alike. The Trail is a 12-foot wide, paved path dedicated to those who want to walk, run, bike, fish, skate, scoot or stroll ‒ offering spectacular Lowcountry water and marsh views, coastal wildlife viewing, and historic points of interest as it meanders through Spanish moss-draped neighborhoods. Since 2013, four phases of the 10-Phase Master Plan have been completed and are open for public enjoyment, connecting the City of Beaufort and the Town of Port Royal. When the Trail is fully developed, it will be approximately 14 miles in length. Funding for the Spanish Moss Trail is made possible by public funding and private donations. To learn more about how you can help further the development of the Spanish Moss Trail, Click Here.

Get to Know Us


The Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail was founded in 2012, by Dean Moss and other community-minded leaders, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Beaufort County, SC by advocating for the development, enhancements and maintenance of the Spanish Moss Trail. The continued success of the Trail  is made possible through community partnerships, local government participation, and private support from people like you. The Friends are governed by an active Board of Directors and led by Volunteer Executive Director Dean Moss. In addition to the many volunteers and contributors supporting the Trail, the Friends have one professional staff member, Sissy Perryman, who is dedicated to the Trail’s public awareness and development needs.


Our Members

Keep the Trail Vibrant! 

Member support helps us to advocate for the development, enhancements and maintenance of the Spanish Moss Trail.


Latest News

Now Open! Four Additional Miles of Trail

An additional 4 miles recently opened on Spanish Moss Trail. This section extends the Trail toward the communities beyond the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort – bringing the community a 10-mile Trail connecting the City of Beaufort, Town of Port Royal and Burton. The next phase of construction is the much-anticipated extension of the Trail from Ribaut Road to the Sands Beach in Port Royal and then from Clarendon Road to the Whale Branch River – bringing the Lowcountry a connected 14-mile Trail.

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