Beaufort, SC

Beaufort Bridges Loop

For those looking for a longer run in Beaufort, this nearly 10-mile route combines part of the historic district, two bridges, and a section of the Spanish Moss Trail multi-use path. Starting at Waterfront Park, head over the Woods Memorial Bridge, with great views of the Harbor River (note: narrow sidewalk). Coming off the bridge, run south for nearly 2 miles along Meridian Rd. There’s a lovely canopy (but no sidewalk). Cross back over the water on Lady Island Dr. (note: very busy road but there is a wide shoulder).

Waterfront Park. Author Photo

Head west for 1 on Waddell Rd., through a residential area, making your way onto the aptly named Spanish Moss Trail. Continue north (turning right) on the paved multi-use trail to the Depot Rd. trailhead, and then take Depot St. to Bay St., concluding your route with a spectacular section on Bay St., with gorgeous homes on the left and gorgeous water views on the right.

Add-Ons: Enjoy some of the graceful streets in downtown Beaufort, adjacent to Bay St. Can also add on more miles of the 10-mile Spanish Moss Trail.
Essentials
  • 9.2 mile (14.9 km) loop
  • Flat
  • Waterfront Park, downtown Beaufort
  • Parking near park