Charleston is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and beautiful nature. However, we’re sure it should also be known for its scenic running trails. Yes! Running in Charleston is an unforgettable experience, and to convince you, we made a list of the best spots to do it. Ready, set, go!
These are the best spots for running in Charleston
1. The Cooper Bridge
The Arthur Ravenel Bridge has a beautiful scenic view you can take in while during your run. It has a pedestrian path that is 2.5 miles long. Good luck on the way up! It’ll be a proper stamina test.
We recommend that you start your run on the Mount Pleasant Side, as there is parking almost right under the start of the path.
2. Charleston Waterfront Park
This route is scenic and easy to run, perfect for runners of all levels. You can start at the iconic Pineapple Fountain and follow the path through the Battery. There are many different roads you can take to go back or make your workout longer.
3. West Ashley Greenway
Looking for a run that will test you? Welcome to West Ashley Greenway, which features a gravel trail that is 10.5 miles one way. Plus, it’s a great one to explore Charleston. It goes through West Ashley and the salt marsh, so you’ll get a quick peek of the city. There’s a lot of parking on either side of the trail!
4. Charles Towne Landing
Run across the history trail in Charles Towne Landing. This trail alone is 1.5 miles, and the views are breathtaking. However, there are many other trails you can enjoy and train at!
5. Pitt Street Bridge
A run across Pitt Street Bridge will give you unforgettable views of Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor. Run while watching the sunset or sunrise. Don’t forget to park your car at Shem Creek Park.
6. Folly Beach
Did you know that running on the beach makes you burn more calories as it requires more energy to move the lower body muscles? Run along Folly Beach and enjoy good seafood after.
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