Johns Island to Isle of Palms

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Summary

The ride from Johns Island to Isle of Palms is easily the most scenic route for a cyclist to take while in Charleston.

Written by

Logan Waddell

Destination Distance From Downtown

9.8 miles

Difficulty

4 of 5 diamonds

4

Time To Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

Seasonality

Year-Round

Dog Friendly

No

Fees Permits

No

Review

The ride from Johns Island to Isle of Palms is easily the most scenic route for a cyclist to take while in Charleston. The ride will take you through every suburb of Charleston, which are mostly islands surrounding the downtown peninsula. This trip is roughly 25 miles depending on which way you follow your map or GPS, and it will challenge you with its multitude of elevation changes (simulated by the Ravenel Bridge, James Island Connector, and the Johns Island Connector), and plenty of opportunities to sprint and cruise. All in all, this is a tough workout and will leave you feeling satisfied afterwards. Have someone drop you off at the Corner of Maybank Highway and Main Road on Johns Island, and finish at the Citadel Beach Club on Isle of Palms. This route is best taken before lunch or after rush hour to avoid dangerous traffic during the day. Always remember to wear your helmet, just make sure to take it off before jumping in the ocean to cool down after your ride.

Location

Johns Island to Isle of Palms

Charleston, SC,
32.720691, -80.081641

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