Three Rivers Greenway

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Note: The Riverfront Park section of The Three Rivers Greenway has been closed since a flood in October 2015. Please check the Riverfront Park Historic Columbia Canal's website for updates.

 

The Three Rivers Greenway is actually composed of the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk. This beautiful series of riverfront pathways, at the confluence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree rivers, includes lighted trails and boardwalks, an outdoor amphitheatre, restrooms, wayside exhibits, picnic areas and scenic overlooks.

The paths wind through a shaded forest of southern hardwoods and is home to a variety of wildlife, including chimney swifts that nest under the numerous bridges. At the end of the newest extension you will see the remains of the locks once used by riverboats.

You can also fish or toss in inner tube in the water on a hot day and float the river. In addition, the Three Rivers Greenway is close to shopping and restaurants in South Carolina's capitol city.

Parking and Trail Access

There are several access points and places to park along the Three Rivers Greenway.

To Granby Park from Spartanburg: Take I-26 toward downtown Columbia. Veer off onto Huger Street and cross over Blossom Street. Make a right onto Catawba Street.

To the West Columbia Riverwalk from West Columbia: Take Meeting Street toward the Capitol and turn right onto Alexander Road before the Gervais Street bridge. Park by the amphitheater on the left beside New Orleans Restaurant.

To the West Columbia Riverwalk from Columbia: Take Gervais Street toward West Columbia and cross the Gervais Street bridge. Turn left onto Alexander Road. Park by the amphitheater on the left beside New Orleans Restaurant.

To the West Columbia Riverwalk from Spartanburg: Take I-126 from Spartanburg toward downtown Columbia. Veer off onto Huger Street and go about 1 mile; take a right onto Gervais Street and cross over the Gervais Street bridge. Turn left onto Alexander Road. Park by the amphitheater on the left beside New Orleans Restaurant.

Reviews

TRAIL CLOSED???

   February, 2016 by CHDoug

Went to ride this trail this weekend and found the road to the upper parking area closed with police barricades. Then drove into Columbia to get on it at the Riverfront park and was told by ranger that the trail was closed due to the flooding last year. ...read more

Love it!

   October, 2015 by jaybird

Nice meandering trail with plenty of shade and picnic spots by the Congaree River. read more

Very pretty!

   January, 2015 by mgirard

After 30 years, I returned to Columbia from Atlanta, and found this trail to bike. The website says it's 9.5 miles, but it's more like 3 or 4. Perhaps that's combined with both trails, but it's sooooo pretty! The ads weren't kidding, smiling faces, wide ...read more