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Hiking and Biking along the Spanish Moss Trail

The Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort, SC, is a scenic 10-mile pathway, part of the Lowcountry’s Rails to Trails initiative. Open from dawn to dusk, this 12-foot-wide paved trail is ideal for pedestrians and non-motorized transportation, including Class 1 e-bikes. The trail offers stunning views of water, marshlands, and coastal wildlife, with opportunities for recreational fishing.

The trail is accessible from various points in downtown Beaufort, including the popular Beaufort Plaza Shopping Center and the Spanish Moss Trail Train Depot. The trail was founded in 2012 as a passion project for Dean Moss, who wanted to have a safe and beautiful space for locals and visitors to explore the stunning beauty of the Lowcountry. Thus began this project to create a community trail for exercise and connecting with nature. 

As a guest at our Beaufort Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be a quick drive to multiple trailheads along the route. For those seeking longer journeys on foot, you could easily set out and hit the Spanish Moss Trail that way as well. After you’ve explored the beautiful scenic trail, you’ll be ready to relax at our B&B, either on the porch with a refreshing beverage or in the privacy of your pristine and recently remodeled guest room. Check out our upcoming availability and book your lodging today! 

Spanish Moss Trail for hiking and biking in Beaufort SC

Explore the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort SC

During your visit, there are so many lovely things to do in Beaufort, SC. Whether you’re here for a quick weekend getaway, a romantic retreat, or an extended vacation, exploring the Spanish Moss Trail is a great way to get outdoors and explore. Due to the wide, paved pathway, this route is easily navigated by all walkers, hiker, cyclists, and more. 

The Spanish Moss Trail is a lovely ten mile stretch, a beautiful addition to the Rails to Trails System across the US. Our local trail was also named one of the top ten in “Urban Walking Trails in the US” by Outside Magazine. Whether you had on the trail by foot or bike, you’ll take in the unique moss-drapped oak trees, expansive salt marshes, and lush wetlands with beautiful vegetation. 

More Trails at Hunting Island State Park: 

One of the hidden gems in the Sea Islands is Hunting Island State Park. There are plenty of hiking and boating opportunities, as well as sweeping white sandy beaches for picnics and long strolls. Fun fact: a few scenes for the Academy Award winning film Forrest Gump was filmed at this location! 

Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina offers a variety of scenic trails that showcase the park’s natural beauty.

  1. The Maritime Forest Trail is a popular option for an easy two mile route. It winds through dense forests and providing glimpses at the diverse habitats and abundant bird species and wildlife.
  2. The Lagoon Trail offers stunning views of the park’s saltwater lagoon, where visitors can observe a diverse array of bird species. This is an easy 1.4-mile route and gives wonderful look at the ecosystem at Hunting Island State Park.
  3. The Nature Center Scenic Trail, starting near the park’s Nature Center, provides an educational experience with interpretive signs about the local ecosystem. This trail also connects the Nature Center to the Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Maritime Forest and Lagoon trails.
Spanish Moss Trail near our Beaufort bed and breakfast

One of the Best Places to Stay in Beaufort

Our Beaufort Bed and Breakfast offers couples the perfect location for a romantic weekend getaway exploring the Spanish Moss Trail or any of the best attractions. Situated in our historic small town, our inn provides stunning views and is within walking distance of Beaufort’s charming downtown area, filled with quaint shops, art galleries, and exquisite dining options. The central location allows guests to explore the historic district, enjoy scenic walks along the river, and immerse themselves in the rich culture of this Southern gem.

The guest rooms at 607 Bay are designed with comfort and romance in mind, offering a blend of historic charm and modern amenities. Each room features elegant furnishings, plush bedding, and private bathrooms, ensuring a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The inn itself boasts beautiful architecture, a welcoming common area, and a peaceful porch, providing the perfect setting for relaxation and connection. Guests can enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning at one of our favorite local cafes—we provide the dining vouchers on check-in. 

Hospitality at our Beaufort Bed and Breakfast is second to none, with attentive hosts dedicated to making your stay unforgettable. Special add-on packages enhance the experience, such as romantic getaways that include champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and personalized arrangements to celebrate special occasions. Whether you’re marking an anniversary, planning a surprise, or simply seeking a quick getaway, the thoughtful touches and warm service at 607 Bay ensure a memorable and delightful stay for every couple. Book your lodging in Beaufort today!