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Life's a Hike! Carriage Trail

Charleston Montessori School
Event organized by Charleston Montessori School

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Join the first of six spring community hikes with Charleston Montessori's Life's a Hike series! This hike is hosted by Paige and Lewis Payne and sponsored by CMS alumni.

The Sunrise Carriage Trail gently zigzags 0.65 mile and descends 180 feet from the Sunrise Mansion located at 746 Myrtle Road to Justice Row, which is adjacent to the south end of the Southside Bridge. The Trail property is a peaceful and varied landscape of towering trees, wildflowers, ornamental plantings, and historic masonry remains. The Carriage Trail was originally constructed in approximately 1905 by former Governor William A. MacCorkle for the use of oxen-drawn wagons carrying massive stone building materials for the Mansion. Later, Governor MacCorkle used the Trail for his horse-drawn carriage.