# 20 - Marrington Plantation 
 Naval Weapons Station 

 Rated: Easy to Strenuous 

 17 miles of trails, loops 

 

 Ask any bike shop or mountain bike club 

 what's the best trail biking in the Low 

 Country, and the answer is always the same: 

 Marrington Plantation. Located on the 

 military's Navel Weapons Station base, 

 this large complex of trails offers all 

 levels of difficulty, world class jump boards 

 and berms, riding through wetlands, views 
-of beautiful Foster Creek, and a BMX 
-track. There is truly something for every 
-trail cyclist! So grab your fat tired bike, 
-your helmet (they're mandatory!), and 
-camera for some epic riding at Marrington! 

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 Equestrians 

 use this trail 

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Difficulty:  Easy to strenuous. Most trails are in the high-moderate category of difficulty.

Distance:  17 miles of trails, loops. IMPORTANT: Make sure to download the map above, or examine the

map at the trailhead.

Time:  1 - 3+ hours.

Trail Surface:  Dirt, natural surface, almost always some wet/muddy areas.

Trail Marker:  There are different color blazes - Red, Yellow and Blue blazed trails, and other trails and areas 

that are simply marked by sign. Overall, the trails are easy to follow. 

Bike Type Mountain/trail bikes with minimum 2.0" knobby tires

Crowds:  Light. Can be slightly more crowded on the weekends. 

Fees/Permits:  Yes. You must have a Department of Defense ID or Marrington Patron Pass issued by the

base's Outdoor Adventure Center 843-794-2120.

Restrooms:  Yes. Portable toilets at the trailhead.

Precautions:  Biting insects can be formidable in the warmer months. Bring insect repellent. This area is wet

nearly year-round. You might get your shoes wet/muddy. IMPORTANT: Bikers must yield to horseback

riders. Step off the trail and stop!

Marrington Plantation Trailhead:  Marrington Avenue, Goose Creek, SC 29445. GPS: 32.963127, -79.956772 or 32°57'47.3"N 79°57'24.4"W.  Google Maps recognizes "Marrington Plantation Trailhead."

Contacts:  Outdoor Adventure Center 843-794-2120. Naval Weapons Station 843-963-1110.

Weather on the Trail:  Click HERE

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  Marrington Plantation PHOTO GALLERY