Run the West Ashley Greenway (West Ashley): Paralleling Highway 17 but far enough away to escape the noise, this 10.5 mile hard-packed dirt path begins at the Ashley River and continues to the Stono River at John’s Island. You’ll pass through neighborhoods and parks as the route grows increasingly rural before opening up onto the marsh and the Stono. The West Ashley Trail is part of the East Coast Greenway. The greenway offers views of beautiful marshes, regional wildlife and recreation areas. The greenway is a popular place for running, walking and cycling.
Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 S to left on Folly Rd. and park behind EarthFare grocery store on your right. The trail passes behind the shopping center. For closer access to the marsh, keep in mind the trail is usually only a few blocks off Hwy 17 so consider parking on Farmfield Ave. or McLeod Rd.