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 # 10 - Mepkin Abbey 

 Rated: Easy 

 0.5 - 1.5+ miles, exploration 


 Walk the grounds of a Roman Catholic Trappist 

 monastery. Located on the grounds of the historic  

 Mepkin Plantation on the Cooper River, you'll see 

 landscaped vistas, beautiful gardens, ornate sculptures 

 and the Mepkin Abbey Church. This is a fantastic trek 

 for the entire family and a great place to have a picnic. 

 Walk all the way to the Cooper River. You're treated to 

 impressive live oaks and panoramic scenery. 


Dogs are

NOT allowed




Difficulty:  Easy. 

Distance:  0.5 - 1.5+ miles. Treat this walk as exploration.

Time: Plan to spend 2 - 3 hours.

Trail Surface:  Pathways, asphalt and dirt roads, crossing over lawns/grass.

Stroller Friendly:  Yes.

Crowds:  Moderate to heavy crowds, especially on the weekends.

Fees/Permits: None. Parts of the abbey may be closed at times for religious purposes.

Restrooms:  Yes.

Precautions: Biting insects can be formidable in warmer months. Bring insect repellent. Watch for alligators around some of the ponds. No dogs are allowed.

IMPORTANTThis is a working monastery. Please dress modestly, be mindful of foul language, and show respect to clergy members and any religious services.

Parking: 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29641. 843-761-8509. Park in the Reception Center/Gift Shop parking lot. 

GPS Coordinates Parking Lot: 33.115964, -79.950910  or  33°06'57.5"N 79°57'03.3"W

So Much History Nearby: Did you know Berkeley County has more than 110 historical markers and historical points of interest? CLICK HERE to find your Adventures in History!

Weather at the Abbey:  Click HERE


  Mepkin Abbey PHOTO GALLERY  

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