Aiken, SC Trails and Maps

79 Reviews

Looking for the best trails around Aiken?

Explore the best rated trails in Aiken, SC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Ninety Six Town Trail and Savannah Valley Railroad Trail. With more than 13 trails covering 56 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

  • Relevance
  • Name
  • Length
  • Most Popular
Activities
Length
Surfaces
Type
15 Results
Activities
Length
Surfaces
Type

Augusta Canal Trail

7.85 mi
State: GA
Dirt

Cathedral Aisle Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Sand

Euchee Creek Greenway Trail

7.3 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Evans to Locks Multi-Use Trail

6 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Heritage Trail (SC)

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Ninety Six Town Trail

1.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

North Augusta Greeneway Park

5.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

10.2 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Pelion Rail Trail

0.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

River Levee Trail

2 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Grass

Ten Governors Rail Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Three Rivers Greenway

12.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Vista Greenway

0.8 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Williston Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This nearly 8-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal...
GA 7.85 mi Dirt
The Cathedral Aisle Trail is part of a 65-mile network within Aiken's protected Hitchcock Woods. Open since September 1939, this lush forest path is among the nation's oldest rail-trails. Though it...
SC 1 mi Dirt, Sand
The Euchee Creek Greenway is a developing bike and pedestrian project in Columbia County, Georgia. At present, an approximately two-mile section is open in Grovetown. The wide paved trail snakes...
GA 7.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Evans to Locks Multi-Use Trail invites residents of Evans to skate, bike or run all the way to the Savannah River. The paved trail parallels Evans to Locks Road between Evans Towne Center Park and...
GA 6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
There's no better place to take in Greenwood's industrial and railroading past than along the aptly named Heritage Trail, which extends more than 2 miles from the town center south to outlying...
SC 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...
SC 1.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The North Augusta Greeneway follows an abandoned right-of-way of the former Central of Georgia Railway (later the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...
SC 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Peak to Prosperity Passage segment of the Palmetto Trail offers an easy, flat route for most of its 10-mile journey. The views from the bridges are beautiful, plus there are ample opportunities...
SC 10.2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...
SC 0.8 mi Asphalt
Augusta's River Levee Trail offers a paved 2-mile route along the the Savannah River, which divides Georgia from South Carolina, and is flanked by woodlands. Although the trail parallels the...
GA 2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...
SC 9 mi Asphalt, Grass
The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...
SC 1 mi Asphalt
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...
SC 12.6 mi Asphalt
Traveling for nearly a mile in downtown Columbia, this first segment of the Vista Greenway features a 100-year-old railroad tunnel stretching 400 feet under Lincoln Street. Although short, the new...
SC 0.8 mi Concrete
The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...
SC 1.6 mi Asphalt

Now, More Than Ever, Trails Matter!

During COVID-19, trails are being counted on as places where people can find solace and respite and we need your support to keep trails open and provide these critical FREE resources! Please continue to practice physical distancing and check the status of your trail before heading out!

Trails by activity

Ten Governors Rail Trail

SC - 1 miles

The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...

Evans to Locks Multi-Use Trail

GA - 6 miles

The Evans to Locks Multi-Use Trail invites residents of Evans to skate, bike or run all the way to the Savannah River. The paved trail parallels Evans to Locks Road between Evans Towne Center Park and...

Pelion Rail Trail

SC - 0.8 miles

The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...

River Levee Trail

GA - 2 miles

Augusta's River Levee Trail offers a paved 2-mile route along the the Savannah River, which divides Georgia from South Carolina, and is flanked by woodlands. Although the trail parallels the...

Accordion

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

SC - 9 miles

The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...

Heritage Trail (SC)

SC - 2.5 miles

There's no better place to take in Greenwood's industrial and railroading past than along the aptly named Heritage Trail, which extends more than 2 miles from the town center south to outlying...

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 12.6 miles

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...

Augusta Canal Trail

GA - 7.85 miles

This nearly 8-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal...

Euchee Creek Greenway Trail

GA - 7.3 miles

The Euchee Creek Greenway is a developing bike and pedestrian project in Columbia County, Georgia. At present, an approximately two-mile section is open in Grovetown. The wide paved trail snakes...

North Augusta Greeneway Park

SC - 5.5 miles

The North Augusta Greeneway follows an abandoned right-of-way of the former Central of Georgia Railway (later the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...

Ninety Six Town Trail

SC - 1.4 miles

The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...

Williston Rail-Trail

SC - 1.6 miles

The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...

Vista Greenway

SC - 0.8 miles

Traveling for nearly a mile in downtown Columbia, this first segment of the Vista Greenway features a 100-year-old railroad tunnel stretching 400 feet under Lincoln Street. Although short, the new...

Augusta Canal Trail

GA - 7.85 miles

This nearly 8-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal...

North Augusta Greeneway Park

SC - 5.5 miles

The North Augusta Greeneway follows an abandoned right-of-way of the former Central of Georgia Railway (later the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...

Cathedral Aisle Trail

SC - 1 miles

The Cathedral Aisle Trail is part of a 65-mile network within Aiken's protected Hitchcock Woods. Open since September 1939, this lush forest path is among the nation's oldest rail-trails. Though it...

River Levee Trail

GA - 2 miles

Augusta's River Levee Trail offers a paved 2-mile route along the the Savannah River, which divides Georgia from South Carolina, and is flanked by woodlands. Although the trail parallels the...

Accordion

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

SC - 9 miles

The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...

Euchee Creek Greenway Trail

GA - 7.3 miles

The Euchee Creek Greenway is a developing bike and pedestrian project in Columbia County, Georgia. At present, an approximately two-mile section is open in Grovetown. The wide paved trail snakes...

Evans to Locks Multi-Use Trail

GA - 6 miles

The Evans to Locks Multi-Use Trail invites residents of Evans to skate, bike or run all the way to the Savannah River. The paved trail parallels Evans to Locks Road between Evans Towne Center Park and...

Ten Governors Rail Trail

SC - 1 miles

The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...

Heritage Trail (SC)

SC - 2.5 miles

There's no better place to take in Greenwood's industrial and railroading past than along the aptly named Heritage Trail, which extends more than 2 miles from the town center south to outlying...

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

SC - 10.2 miles

The Peak to Prosperity Passage segment of the Palmetto Trail offers an easy, flat route for most of its 10-mile journey. The views from the bridges are beautiful, plus there are ample opportunities...

Pelion Rail Trail

SC - 0.8 miles

The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 12.6 miles

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...

Williston Rail-Trail

SC - 1.6 miles

The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...

Ninety Six Town Trail

SC - 1.4 miles

The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...

Vista Greenway

SC - 0.8 miles

Traveling for nearly a mile in downtown Columbia, this first segment of the Vista Greenway features a 100-year-old railroad tunnel stretching 400 feet under Lincoln Street. Although short, the new...

Ninety Six Town Trail

SC - 1.4 miles

The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

SC - 10.2 miles

The Peak to Prosperity Passage segment of the Palmetto Trail offers an easy, flat route for most of its 10-mile journey. The views from the bridges are beautiful, plus there are ample opportunities...

Evans to Locks Multi-Use Trail

GA - 6 miles

The Evans to Locks Multi-Use Trail invites residents of Evans to skate, bike or run all the way to the Savannah River. The paved trail parallels Evans to Locks Road between Evans Towne Center Park and...

Vista Greenway

SC - 0.8 miles

Traveling for nearly a mile in downtown Columbia, this first segment of the Vista Greenway features a 100-year-old railroad tunnel stretching 400 feet under Lincoln Street. Although short, the new...

Accordion

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 12.6 miles

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...

Heritage Trail (SC)

SC - 2.5 miles

There's no better place to take in Greenwood's industrial and railroading past than along the aptly named Heritage Trail, which extends more than 2 miles from the town center south to outlying...

River Levee Trail

GA - 2 miles

Augusta's River Levee Trail offers a paved 2-mile route along the the Savannah River, which divides Georgia from South Carolina, and is flanked by woodlands. Although the trail parallels the...

Ten Governors Rail Trail

SC - 1 miles

The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...

North Augusta Greeneway Park

SC - 5.5 miles

The North Augusta Greeneway follows an abandoned right-of-way of the former Central of Georgia Railway (later the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...

Euchee Creek Greenway Trail

GA - 7.3 miles

The Euchee Creek Greenway is a developing bike and pedestrian project in Columbia County, Georgia. At present, an approximately two-mile section is open in Grovetown. The wide paved trail snakes...

Williston Rail-Trail

SC - 1.6 miles

The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

SC - 9 miles

The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...

Augusta Canal Trail

GA - 7.85 miles

This nearly 8-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal...

Pelion Rail Trail

SC - 0.8 miles

The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...

Cathedral Aisle Trail

SC - 1 miles

The Cathedral Aisle Trail is part of a 65-mile network within Aiken's protected Hitchcock Woods. Open since September 1939, this lush forest path is among the nation's oldest rail-trails. Though it...

Recent Trail Reviews

Three Rivers Greenway

Save Your Cycling

October, 2020 by dudleyd

The trail is well maintained but very short. The advertised 12.5 miles is not achievable the portion we were on was only 2.5 miles. The rangers in the area were of no help and much more involved in leaf blowing that any directional help. The farthest North trailhead (The broad River Canal Riverfront Park) was not an area I would recommend to anyone to leave their car unattended. Several cars with people just sitting, no bike racks and evidence via broken glass of a recent car breakin. The trail “terminated seemingly” at the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park. This was a very nice area, but designed for walkers and joggers. Absolutely no literature to help find your way across the bridge and on to the other side of the canal. If you are a walker or jogger, don’t miss this trail option. If you are looking to do some cycling....save the time unloading and move on......

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

Nice Ride

October, 2020 by malcolmwheels

What I like about this trail is that it passes through a heavily wooded area passing over streams and rivers. Very scenic. Also i have never seen more than a few other people when I’ve been there. There are two easy road crossings. Unfortunately one of the bridges has no side rails and some of the boards are in need of repair so use caution when crossing. The trail is somewhat rocky but much improved o er what it used to be.

Heritage Trail (SC)

Best kept secret of Greenwood

August, 2020 by ran2slow

This trail is great place for the serious runner to do time trials, which is probably why it is used for a few local races. It's mostly flat with only one incline. Some people are scared of running here because of a quarter mile stretch through a rough-looking neighborhood but after running here weekly for 18 years I've never had a problem. The surface is blacktop and has only a few small patches where freezing has caused the surface to heave up. I like to park near the fountain in uptown Greenwood and run the sidewalk south for a half mile until I hit the trail at the railroad museum. Alternatively, I like to park at the end at Florida Avenue. You can tack on extra mileage by running through Mathews Mill Village or around uptown Greenwood. There is a water fountain near Howard's on Main, just a few hundred yards of the fountain. I wish the city and county cared more about this trail and maintained it regularly - they only seem to pay attention to it before the Festival of Flowers in June.

Accordion

Ninety Six Town Trail

Nice trail right through town

August, 2020 by ran2slow

I run on this trail regularly. There are good places to park at the western end of the trail, near the depot, and at the Boozer Complex playing fields. The trail is mostly covered with grass and gravel now but if you run slowly it's pretty good. If you don't mind running on the road a good way to extend the run is to continue on the asphalt surface past the Boozer Complex, cross route 34 and then go down Eddy Road where there is very little traffic. There is a restroom at the Boozer Complex and a water fountain that sometimes works.

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

Peaceful & solitary. Trestles need repairs

August, 2020 by ran2slow

This week I ran from the parking area near I-26 to Route 176 in Pomaria and returned to my starting point. This was 3 miles each way so I know it was a small portion of the overall trail. The trail feels secluded and peaceful once you get away from the interstate. I saw several deer and only one other user of the trail. After lots of rain this week the trail was well drained. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the surface is made of chunky rocks which is very bumpy for runners and cyclists. I rolled my ankle twice but fortunately no sprains. My biggest concern is that the trestle boards are in poor condition. I saw several that were broken through that could cause a pedestrian or cyclist to get hurt. I felt a couple boards crunch under me and I'm not a big person. One of the trestles I crossed used man-made boards and it seemed to be in the best condition. The next time they re-surface the trail I hope they use a finer aggregate which would make it more safer for everyone.

River Levee Trail

Great area to talk a walk with the family! Parking is not too hard to find being downtown and all.

June, 2020 by stephen.j.caddy

Great area to talk a walk with the family! Parking is not too hard to find being downtown and all.

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

Great trail for mtn. bike newbies. Trail conditions are good. Get there early for best parking, trail is very popular with day hikers & runners.

June, 2020 by bikecholo57

Great trail for mtn. bike newbies. Trail conditions are good. Get there early for best parking, trail is very popular with day hikers & runners.

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

Great trail to learn to ride your mountain bike. Trails conditions good to very good.

June, 2020 by bikecholo57

Great trail to learn to ride your mountain bike. Trails conditions good to very good.

Three Rivers Greenway

Columbia Canal Trail, portion of Three Rivers Greenway

June, 2020 by Parkersspace

What a lovely historic trail, with a lower and upper portion. There was also many rangers around working on different areas and so many people I felt very safe even on my own. The upper portion is fully lit and both portions are paved. The lower along the Broad river side is sidewalk style the upper is paved along the canal with signage on the original 1800 canal and lock keepers as you walk. This portion is close to 3 miles, out and back from my parking spot at far end of the trail in the Broad River Canal Riverfront Park. This portion runs along the east side of the rivers. The full Three Rivers Greenway trail appears to have never fully reopened and ends/starts at some Canal Riverfront living condominium and stores. There is free parking and an entrance at both ends of the Canal Trail. The official start appears to be from the parking lot at Blanding and MacDougall St. The trail is fenced closed at that point to continue south but runs north to where I started. The Three River trail appears to continue across the bridge at Klapman Blvd by the map, but I did not see a safe way to cross the bridge to access the other side of the rivers. I also note that I could see the trail where it used to continue to Klapman Blvd along the river but could not access it. It would be nice to know if Columbia ever plans to repair the full trail but there was no notifications anywhere. If i try the west portion I'll be sure to post on it also. 4 stars instead of 5 due it being a bit short for a bike ride, I like at least 7 miles but you could do it twice and get a more reasonable ride that way. It's a great walking spot and could give you a nice easy long walk/hike with spots you could stop to have a lunch along the canal.

Augusta Canal Trail

great trail

January, 2020 by jrstpet

For me a week without doing a double round trip ride from downtown to the falls at least once is incomplete.

Three Rivers Greenway

Nice but, 8.5?

November, 2019 by timmy0728

First, this is a nice paved path.
For the majority of the trail, there is a sand path on the side.
It mostly level with only a couple small hills.
Nice scenary while in between the river and the canal, especially the spillway and the locks at the top end.
Enjoyed seeing a Great Blue Heron and a couple Cormorants, but no alligators. Just seeing one on the other side of the canal would be cool.
Second, the trail is marked every 1/4 mile, but only 2.5 miles long?
Not sure where the 8+ miles are as on the website. Made 2 passes to make up for the shortness.


So if in the area, as always, and looking to get a couple miles in, give this trail a try. You should enjoy it.



Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

A glorious walk with a four-legged critters

October, 2019 by mtbikesc

Great place to walk the dogs and enjoy a good day out in the woods...

Find Nearby City trails

traillink-logo

Help us to connect you with more trails!

TrailLink is a free service provided by Rails-to-Trails conservancy

(a non-profit) and we need your support!

Get Your 2018 RTC TrailNation Jersey!
Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Donate and Get a FREE 2019 RTC Guidebook!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple

OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple

OR