Mary Black Rail Trail

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The Mary Black Rail Trail is just a short segment of what will eventually become the 12-mile Hub City Connector, which itself will be part of the larger Palmetto Trail, a proposed 425-mile trail across South Carolina. As of early 2011, 290 miles of the trail are open.

The paved Mary Black Rail Trail is flat and passes through part of Spartanburg's industrial neighborhood. You can access the trail from some of Spartanburg's community plazas: on East Henry St near Ricky's Drive-In, on Forest Avenue and at Country Club Road. The trail is built on what was once a section the Norfolk Southern rail line. The line was built in 1849 and originally called the Spartanburg-Union Railroad.

Parking and Trail Access

From Exit 21 on I-26 in Spartanburg, drive east on E. O. Ezell Blvd. (US 29) to North Church St. (US 221/SR 56/9). Turn right onto North Church St. then left onto East Henry St. The trail begins at the junction of East Henry St. and Union St.

Reviews

flat trails

   February, 2014 by jagriffith

The trails are great and just flat. Round trip is only almost 4 miles to riding. They are great for younger riders to build confidence before hilly trails. read more

Popular trail

   August, 2008 by mninbrwn

This is a popular trail in the downtown area of Spartanburg. Trail is flat and straight. This is only part of a longer trail that is planned and hopefully due to its popularity will spur the rest to be completed. Wide enough for two-way traffic, expect ...read more