# 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!
use this trail
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.