West Ashley Greenway

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West Ashley Greenway
Length8.8 mi (14.2 km)
LocationCharleston, South Carolina, United States
TrailheadsMain Road
Folly Road
UseCycling, Walking, Hiking, Jogging
Hiking details
SeasonYear round

The West Ashley Greenway is a rail trail in Charleston, South Carolina. It stretches across the West Ashley neighborhood from Main Road in the west to Folly Road in the east. It is a straight and mostly unpaved path utilized for walking, jogging, and off-street cycling. The distance of the main trail currently covers 8.8 miles (14.2 km).[1] It is a contributing segment of the East Coast Greenway.

The former railway which was known as The Croghans Branch of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad[2] was abandoned by Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1981 and over time, the City of Charleston entered into leasing agreements with utility companies that took over the right-of-way to allow for public access. The last section of the trail was completed in 2007.


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Coordinates: 32°47′13″N 80°01′45″W / 32.78694°N 80.02917°W / 32.78694; -80.02917