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

   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

1st trail

   April, 2015 by greatnessest

This was my first bike trail and the scenery is good. There are a few places to stop and rest and even a few places set up to do strength training exercises. Trail maps lack specifics but use of Apple maps made quick work of map issues. Overall good, ...read more

Great trail for marathon training

   January, 2015 by khowens1

I've walked, run, and cycled on this trail for close to 20 years. It's perfect for long runs, especially as you can incorporate adjoining neighborhoods for additional miles. I've felt safe running on my own for the most part, but be sure to lock your ...read more