Charleston, SC

The Citadel, Hampton Park, Terrace Neighborhood

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This is a lovely run in the northern section of Charleston, combining the campus of The Citadel, Hampton Park, and the surrounding neighborhood. Use our map an outline to create/modify your route.

Citadel campus. Author Photo

Start at the entrance gazebo of Hampton Park, a park anchoring the historic, planned Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood. It’s exactly 1 mile around the multi-use path around the perimeter (great for laps!). Enjoy some of the interior park paths, which range from beautifully landscaped to some shaded, woodsy sections. At the west end of the park, do a loop around the campus of The Citadel, a historic military college with impressive buildings and fields. Conclude your route by enjoying some of the pleasant side streets of the historic neighborhood, which feature lovely homes.

Hampton Park 1-miler! Author Photo

Add-Ons: Enjoy some of the additional residential streets. For a longer run, Hampton Park can be accessed from downtown Charleston (it’s 3 miles from the Battery at the extreme south end), or ~3 miles along the water from The Battery to Brittlebank Park.

Essentials
  • 3.7 miles, with good add-on options
  • Flat.
  • Hampton Park