Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

Trail Map

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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

   September, 2014 by larrewl

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Portion of trail closed

   May, 2014 by rjkfsm

One of the bridges that goes over the trail is being replaced. As a result, the trail is closed at that point. There is no official detour which is sad because many people use this trail as a safe alternative to riding or walking on Dorchester Rd. I made ...read more

New Trail From South End of Trl to Trolley Rd

   January, 2014 by gim820

I rode out and back the full length of the Sawmill Trl 12/12/2013. I agree with all the positive reviews below. I found that at the south end of the trail, where the recreation fields are located, there is a bridge that crosses the canal to west. A rider ...read more