Marrington Plantation Mountain Bike Trail (Goose Creek): Hardcore mountain bicyclists will forever rag on any trail 20 miles from the Carolina coast, but don’t be mistaken — Marrington is a legitimate ride. Although the 12-mile perimeter loop never drops or rises more than 20 feet at once, the countless v-ditch crossings, sharp curves, and opportunities for jumps and drop-offs keep the ride challenging. Several technical offshoots are scattered along the ride and additional cut-throughs lengthen the total ride opportunity to 17 miles.
Directions from Charleston: From I-526, take exit 19 onto Rhett Ave. northbound. Continue 5 miles and to right on Red Bank Rd. Drive 2.9 miles through the Naval Weapons Station to the green “Marrington Plantation” sign on.Turn in and parking is on your right.