Hampton Park Loop

South Carolina, Charleston, Hampton Park Loop

Hampton Park is one of the City of Charleston’s largest parks. This historic city park near the Citadel has an attractive pond and fountain, plus many large shade trees. And the loop around the park is closed to traffic on certain afternoons so it is a great paved loop for any type of cycling.


Take I-26 to Exit 219 and go south on Rutledge Avenue about a mile. Turn right onto Cleveland Street, which runs into the park.

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This historic city park near The Citadel has an attractive pond, a fountain, gardens, and many large shade trees where on can enjoy a picnic lunch. You can ride along the paths which run through the park. It boasts the most extensive floral displays of any park in the city. An old rose collection and seasonal displays are planted by the staff and volunteers caring for the park.

The physical fitness trail is a popular spot for The Citadel students who live next door to the park. The park is an arboretum of sorts with many interesting species of trees and shrubs that grow in the Lowcountry. It is one of the few City of Charleston parks with restrooms and on-site parking.

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1.14 km / 0.708 mi

Total Distance

6 m / 20 ft

Total Ascent

6 m / 20 ft

Total Descent

6 m / 21 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Beginner (Green)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Low
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Limited
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Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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