Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

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Starting at Gahagan Road or the parking area on Ashley Drive in Summerville, you can walk or ride this flat, 10-foot wide, paved trail, which follows the Sawmill Branch Canal and through a wooded area in the southern part of the city.

Most of the road crossings on this trail go under the roads, making for a pleasant—and safe—ride or walk. Watch for wildlife along this wooded trail, and be mindful of alligators, which can occupy the canal.

For more information:

Town of Summerville
104 Civic Center
Summerville, SC 29483
843-871-6000

Parking and Trail Access

Gahagan Road: From Exit 199 on I-26, drive west on US 17A into Summerville. Turn left onto Gahagan Road (S-18-199) and cross the canal.

Luden Drive parking area: From Exit 199 on I-26, drive west on US 17A into Summerville. Turn left onto Luden Drive (S18706). Drive to the canal and 6-car parking area adjacent to the trail.

Crosscreek Drive: From Exit 199 on I-26, drive west on US 17A into Summerville. Turn left onto E. Carolina Ave. then left onto Old Trolley Rd. Drive about 3 miles and turn right onto Cross Creek Drive.

Reviews

Great for dog walks/jog too

   January, 2016 by m.quick

this is a fantastic trail with many areas to gain access to. safe for all types of exercise walks jogging bikers runners and even the recreational dog walk. although I would recommend they add more trash bins along the way for "poo-bags" to be left. they ...read more

Might be great for running or hiking, not scenic.

   September, 2015 by bnk5050

My girlfriend and I have used this trail twice for walks and jogging. The trail is very flat and looks like it would be great for quick bike rides or some longer distance running. There is not much shade from the trees in the daytime, and the scenery ...read more

   June, 2015 by cynrae59

I enjoy bike riding on this trail. It is smooth, peaceful, well maintained and safe for casual biking and walking. There are only two, two-lane roads to cross, as the path goes underneath the busier roads. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. ...read more