Lunden Herron

Lunden currently works in the outdoor industry for Half-Moon Outfitters in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston has been home for more than 6 years and is a perfect blend of accessibility to the Blue Ridge Mountains and lowland coastal magic. She loves to hike and backpack (among everything else outdoors), but she is most excited about road and trail running. Watch out for her and her hound on the loose in the streets of Charleston, one of them (not the hound) running at an alarmingly slow pace. RootsRated is her previous and current writing work, although she maintains a blog at Lundenherron.com. Not a Facebook girl, you can check her out on Instagram (lundenh). 

Charleston

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  1. Awendaw Passage of the Palmetto Trail

    Charleston

    For seclusion from the city and a beautiful hike, check out the Awendaw Passage of the Palmetto Trail. Just 7 miles long and along the salt marsh, you can do this as a day hike and camp nearby at Buck Hall.

  2. West Ashley Greenway Running

    Charleston

    The WAG is a trail composed of compacted dirt and crushed gravel that stretches 10.5-miles one way. It's a great destination for runners and cyclists alike.

  3. Magnolia Plantation

    Charleston

    Saturated in history and beauty, Magnolia Plantation is worth the steep admission fee. Spend all day walking among azaleas, camellias, and alligators.

  4. Santee Coastal Reserve

    Charleston

    The 7-mile loop trail in this wildlife management area makes Santee Coastal Reserve a great place to experience some of South Carolina's unique habitats.

  5. Palmetto Islands County Park

    Charleston

    This 943-acre park offers two unpaved trails that are great for both running and walking- and for family use.

  6. Bulls Island

    Charleston

    Bulls Island is the largest barrier island at the southern end of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Pristine beaches, dense maritime forest, and winding trails make up Bulls Island, and the only way to get there is by boat.

  7. Caw Caw Interpretive Center

    Charleston

    The Caw Caw Interpretive Center has one part history and two parts gorgeous Lowcountry natural beauty. Come here to explore the miles of trail that meander through old rice plantations and around towering cypress trees.

  8. Dungannon Plantation

    Charleston

    Only 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, the Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve offers a nice network of trails that take you through maritime forests and marsh lands.

  9. South of Broad Cycling

    Charleston

    Bicycling South of Broad in Charleston will give you an intimate look into the history, architecture, and culture of this truly remarkable southern city.

  10. James Island County Park Cycling

    Charleston

    The paved paths of James Island County Park offer the family a chance to have some fun on their bicycles.

  11. Shem Creek

    Charleston

    This is a fun paddling destination for the whole family. Dolphin sightings are almost guaranteed.

  12. Wannamaker County Park Running

    Charleston

    A lot of room to roam for you and your family. Plenty of activities to keep you active and occupied.

  13. Hunting Island State Park

    Charleston

    With miles of sprawling trails on a pristine, undeveloped beach, Hunting Island State Park is a great place for runners and hikers to find some seashore solitude.

  14. Huntington Beach State Park

    Charleston

    Huntington Beach State Park is one of South Carolina's best preserved and most stunning coastal state parks.

  15. Old Santee Canal State Park

    Charleston

    You can see and feel the history along this ancient canal route.

  16. New River Linear Trail

    Charleston

    The New River Linear Trail is a flat and easy, 3.4 mile straight shot to the banks of the New River, perfect for a quick burn or a stroll with the whole family.

  17. Spanish Moss Trail

    Charleston

    This 12-foot wide, paved path in the humble and authentic town of Beaufort, S.C. is a great place to enjoy a walk or run that is steeped in history and tradition.

  18. Brittlebank Park

    Charleston

    Brittlebank Park is a great jump-off for a run to the Battery or Hampton Park. Situated on the Ashley River, there are some killer views here to stretch to.

  19. Arthur Ravenel Bridge

    Charleston

    This 2.5 mile over and back run of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge is one of the best routes in the city. From the top of the bridge you can spot Sullivan's Island, Mount Pleasant, and downtown Charleston all in one vista.

  20. Downtown Route

    Charleston

    This route is a way to experience several different sections of Charleston by foot. Run along The Battery and eventually through the heart of downtown on this 4.1 mile run that will loop you around the southern half of the peninsula.

  21. Isle of Palms to Sullivans Island

    Charleston

    This 5.4 mile run is a gorgeous route that makes you feel like you are beach running, without the sand. Best time of day to go is at sunset, and keep an eye out for dolphins as you're crossing over the bridge to Sullivan's Island.

  22. James Island County Park Wall

    Charleston

    This 50-foot wall is the largest of its kind in the lowcountry, and it offers both beginners and advanced climbers a place to go scale some problems without having to leave town.

  23. Half Moon Outfitters Indoor Climbing

    Charleston

    Half Moon Outfitters has a great indoor gym at their West Ashley location, just minutes from downtown.

  24. Congaree National Park

    Charleston

    Congaree National Park is excellent for weekend backpacking along the beautiful Cedar Creek and Congaree River.

  25. Capers Island

    Charleston

    Capers Island is an undeveloped barrier island and one of the few islands you can camp on in Charleston. If you're up for an adventure, load up your kayak and head out to this island for an overnight or multi-night stay on one of the most beautiful reserves in the area.