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Take an accessible hike on one of these trails in Charleston

These are four of our favorite local accessible trails that are wheelchair-friendly.

The trees are gorgeous at Charles Towne Landing historic site. | Photo by Larry Monteith

The outdoors are for everybody — and there are plenty of hikes in our area that are friendly to wheelchairs, strollers, and other mobility aids. Get some fresh air on four of our favorite accessible trails.

Charles Towne Landing Historic Site Trail, 1500 Old Towne Rd.
This 2-mile loop offers scenic views of the Ashley River and is popular for birding. The site does charge an entry fee, so expect to pay around $12 per adult.

Yvonne DuFort Evans Ashley Riverwalk, Lockwood Drive
This 0.6-mile paved trail follows the Ashley River, ending at the General William Moultrie Playground. There are plenty of chances to take in water views, like the Colonial Lake near the playground or the marina on the other end of the trail.

Laurel Hill County Park Loop, 1251 Park West Blvd., Mount Pleasant
Follow this 5-mile dirt path with your furry friend on a leash through Laurel Hill County Park. We recommend parking at Park West Boulevard where there are ~10 designated accessible parking spots. Be aware: The path can get soft after rain, so you may need all-terrain tires after wet weather.

West Ashley Greenway, Windermere Boulevard
For a longer hike, take this 15.7-mile out-and-back trail which affords views of tidal creeks and swamps. The path itself is a mixture of gravel and pavement and averages at about 6 ft wide. If you want to stick to pavement, the first 6 miles of the trail are for you. Snag some accessible parking on Windermere Boulevard at the north end of the shopping center.

What’s your go-to wheelchair-accessible trail? Let us know where we should explore next.

If you’re hunting for more hikes, we’ve got you. Check out our full guide to local hiking.