The Spanish Moss Trail can now take you past Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
A new four-mile section runs from Roseida Road to Poppy Hill Road. The new section and a Clarendon Road trailhead will be dedicated during a ceremony at Clarendon Road and U.S. 21 at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The event will recognize the James M. Cox Foundation, which has given $3,375,000 to the trail, Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail spokeswoman Sissy Perryman said.
The Spanish Moss Trail is a 12-foot, concrete running and biking path along an old railroad bed. The trail now spans more than nine miles from Port Royal to Grays Hill.
The next planned section would extend the trail south of Ribaut Road to the Sands Beach in Port Royal. Those plans hinge on the sale of the state port property and the resolution of a lawsuit brought by property owners along the railroad bed related to the property rights.
The trail is expected to eventually reach 14 miles, from the Sands Beach to the Whale Branch River.
In October, Friends of the Spanish Moss trail unveiled the first seven of 50 planned historical markers along the trail.