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Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

2.5 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Woodchips

Doodle Rail Trail

7.3 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Firefly Trail

39 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Dirt

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Heritage Trail (SC)

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Accordion

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Grass

Southport Road Path

3 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

1.7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Wadsworth Trail

2.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This moderately difficult walk follows the bed of railroad that was never completed—the America Civil War got in the way of SC Statesman John C. Calhoun's rail dream. They did get as far as starting to ...
SC 2.5 mi Dirt, Woodchips
The Doodle Rail Trail connects the towns of Easley and Pickens in the northwestern corner of South Carolina. The paved trail follows the former Doodle Line railroad for just over 7 miles and includes two ...
SC 7.3 mi Asphalt
The Firefly Trail is a proposed 39-mile path for walking and bicycling to be developed along the historic railroad corridor between Athens and Union Point, Georgia. The trail will travel through Clarke, ...
GA 39 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The nearly 20-mile Greenville Health System (GHS) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The Greenville Health System, ...
SC 19.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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 countryside. ...
SC 2.5 mi Asphalt
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 state ...
SC 9 mi Asphalt, Grass
This multi-use path follows the south side of Southport Road, from Cedar Springs Road heading west to South Avenue. It passes the 295 Sports Complex, a DMV office and a water treatment plant before ending ...
SC 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
The Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail (also known as the Shortline Trail) spins a short, smooth circuit through Tallulah Gorge State Park. From its trailhead beside Tallulah Falls Lake, the 1.7-mile paved path ...
GA 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Wadsworth Trail parallels Willis Road from Harmon Drive to Hawk Creek Drive, with a spur heading south along SR 42-4382/Caldwell Drive. The Willis Road portion is 1.85 miles (one way), while the Caldwell ...
SC 2.8 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Doodle Rail Trail

SC - 7.3 miles

The Doodle Rail Trail connects the towns of Easley and Pickens in the northwestern corner of South Carolina. The paved trail follows the former Doodle Line railroad for just over 7 miles and includes two ...

Firefly Trail

GA - 39 miles

The Firefly Trail is a proposed 39-mile path for walking and bicycling to be developed along the historic railroad corridor between Athens and Union Point, Georgia. The trail will travel through Clarke, ...

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

SC - 19.5 miles

The nearly 20-mile Greenville Health System (GHS) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The Greenville Health System, ...

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 countryside. ...

Accordion

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 countryside. ...

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 state ...

Southport Road Path

SC - 3 miles

This multi-use path follows the south side of Southport Road, from Cedar Springs Road heading west to South Avenue. It passes the 295 Sports Complex, a DMV office and a water treatment plant before ending ...

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

GA - 1.7 miles

The Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail (also known as the Shortline Trail) spins a short, smooth circuit through Tallulah Gorge State Park. From its trailhead beside Tallulah Falls Lake, the 1.7-mile paved path ...

Wadsworth Trail

SC - 2.8 miles

The Wadsworth Trail parallels Willis Road from Harmon Drive to Hawk Creek Drive, with a spur heading south along SR 42-4382/Caldwell Drive. The Willis Road portion is 1.85 miles (one way), while the Caldwell ...

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

SC - 2.5 miles

This moderately difficult walk follows the bed of railroad that was never completed—the America Civil War got in the way of SC Statesman John C. Calhoun's rail dream. They did get as far as starting to ...

Doodle Rail Trail

SC - 7.3 miles

The Doodle Rail Trail connects the towns of Easley and Pickens in the northwestern corner of South Carolina. The paved trail follows the former Doodle Line railroad for just over 7 miles and includes two ...

Firefly Trail

GA - 39 miles

The Firefly Trail is a proposed 39-mile path for walking and bicycling to be developed along the historic railroad corridor between Athens and Union Point, Georgia. The trail will travel through Clarke, ...

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

SC - 19.5 miles

The nearly 20-mile Greenville Health System (GHS) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The Greenville Health System, ...

Accordion

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

SC - 19.5 miles

The nearly 20-mile Greenville Health System (GHS) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The Greenville Health System, ...

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 countryside. ...

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 state ...

Southport Road Path

SC - 3 miles

This multi-use path follows the south side of Southport Road, from Cedar Springs Road heading west to South Avenue. It passes the 295 Sports Complex, a DMV office and a water treatment plant before ending ...

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

GA - 1.7 miles

The Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail (also known as the Shortline Trail) spins a short, smooth circuit through Tallulah Gorge State Park. From its trailhead beside Tallulah Falls Lake, the 1.7-mile paved path ...

Wadsworth Trail

SC - 2.8 miles

The Wadsworth Trail parallels Willis Road from Harmon Drive to Hawk Creek Drive, with a spur heading south along SR 42-4382/Caldwell Drive. The Willis Road portion is 1.85 miles (one way), while the Caldwell ...

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

SC - 2.5 miles

This moderately difficult walk follows the bed of railroad that was never completed—the America Civil War got in the way of SC Statesman John C. Calhoun's rail dream. They did get as far as starting to ...

Doodle Rail Trail

SC - 7.3 miles

The Doodle Rail Trail connects the towns of Easley and Pickens in the northwestern corner of South Carolina. The paved trail follows the former Doodle Line railroad for just over 7 miles and includes two ...

Firefly Trail

GA - 39 miles

The Firefly Trail is a proposed 39-mile path for walking and bicycling to be developed along the historic railroad corridor between Athens and Union Point, Georgia. The trail will travel through Clarke, ...

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

SC - 19.5 miles

The nearly 20-mile Greenville Health System (GHS) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The Greenville Health System, ...

Accordion

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 countryside. ...

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 state ...

Southport Road Path

SC - 3 miles

This multi-use path follows the south side of Southport Road, from Cedar Springs Road heading west to South Avenue. It passes the 295 Sports Complex, a DMV office and a water treatment plant before ending ...

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

GA - 1.7 miles

The Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail (also known as the Shortline Trail) spins a short, smooth circuit through Tallulah Gorge State Park. From its trailhead beside Tallulah Falls Lake, the 1.7-mile paved path ...

Wadsworth Trail

SC - 2.8 miles

The Wadsworth Trail parallels Willis Road from Harmon Drive to Hawk Creek Drive, with a spur heading south along SR 42-4382/Caldwell Drive. The Willis Road portion is 1.85 miles (one way), while the Caldwell ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Doodle Rail Trail

Love this trail

October, 2016 by cherylsaunders_tl

As an inline-skater, runner and cyclist, I use this trail at least once a week and I love it.

Just focusing on inline-skating. The trail is wider than the Swamp Rabbit and the paving is new and pretty solid. I find that the trail itself is kept pretty clean throughout the year (thank you to the caretakers). For non-skaters, a trail covered in leaves, twigs and stones is almost impossible to use on skates.

The hills are tough. There are long gradual gradients and shorter sharper gradients. The ups are a great workout, and the downs require the ability to control yourself on skates, and to slow and stop yourself safely.

There are road crossings. Some of these roads are busy and for some you don't have visibility until you hit the crossing. Again, knowing how to stop quickly and safely is needed.

Because of these challenging aspects of the trail, I don't go out without my helmet and wrist, elbow and knee guards. I have tumbled twice (slipped and quick stopped) and, thankfully, only have a couple scratches to show for it (knock on wood).

Comparing the three parking lots, Alice's Manufacturing and Easley are slightly off the trail, while Pickens isn't. You may need to put your skates on at the trail if you don't chose Pickens. For me, the easiest full ride starts at Alice's (heading toward Easley initially), followed by Easley end, then Pickens end. This is due to how tired I am when I hit the final hills.

When I started inline-skating last year (2015), I had previously hardly ever tried inline-skating and was not in great shape. It took me about 1 hr 50 min to complete the full 15+ miles (I worked up to the full distance). Now, a year later, it takes me less than 1 hr 20 min at my fastest. What this means to me is, I can probably skate the trail and keep up with my casual cyclist friends as they bike it, making inline skating a viable option for a group outing.

Doodle Rail Trail

Very nice trail

October, 2016 by niceman

Following the former rail line, the asphalt surface is very comfortable to ride, with some sections in the shade. There are gentle but very noticeable slopes. The endpoints of Pickens and Easley are about the same height, and there is about 400 feet of climb each way. It might be a workout on a single speed bike but easy to ride through on a multi speed bike.

One year on, the trail is still beautiful and well maintained. Also, they have added 3 Dero Fixit bike repair stations with air pumps and tools. So even if you forget a tool, you won't be completely stranded if something goes wrong.

There are some decent restaurants in both Easley and Pickens, with 1 restaurant (Auntie Ann's) not far from the Pickens end.

Doodle Rail Trail

It IS hilly.

September, 2016 by robert.clark.18007

A lot of people say its an easy ride. Thats because they probably have bikes with 21 or more speeds. Try this on a regular simple beach cruiser and you wont be saying how "easy" it is to ride. I encountered numerous people pushing bikes and complaining about the long hard grades.I would never go back there. I like to pleasure ride not work my butt off praying to see the end.You can actually leave the Pickins parking area and coast a loooong way before slowing down. If thats not hilly I dont know what is.

Accordion

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Great trail.......but not for weekend!!

July, 2016 by mrcycle205

My wife and I came 200 miles to experience this much talked about trail. We encountered the weekend crowd. Walkers, runners, VERY SLOW walkers with dogs that would not move out of the path. Also many cyclists that didn't know much about trail rules and such.
We actually thought the trail itself was very nice and would be great anytime besides the weekend. There were many cyclists, like ourselves, just out to have a good ride but dodging children and dogs is not my idea of a fun weekend. The trail is much better and less crowded near Traveler's Rest and Furman. We enjoyed the shops in Traveler's Rest and especially the small ice cream shop.
We are considering coming back but.....in the middle of the week after the morning crowd has gone. This would be a great WEDNESDAY trail ride for sure! We have a house up in Virginia (we live in Ga.) on the New River Trail and bike a lot there but we enjoyed the paved ride in Greenville....when we weren't dodging animals, children and slow people! I must say....we will give it another try one day, It IS a very good trail!

Doodle Rail Trail

beautiful trail

June, 2016 by stanl2

Yes, there are some long stretches that were going uphill ( or downhill depending on direction ). For example, it is uphill from the 6.4 mile marker to the peak at the 7.3 mile marker. Likewise, it is uphill from the 7.9 mile marker to the peak at the 7.3 mile marker. But the elevation gain is only a few hundred feet. Still a very enjoyable ride. More interesting for the first time traveller will be the location of the parking at 514 Fleetwood Drive, Easley SC 29640. Currently ( June 2016 ), the parking is a gravel lot with a port-a-potty. It is across the street from a gas station, and across the trail from a liquor store with bars on the windows! I didn't have any problems, but I road on a Sunday morning, when the store was closed, and there were *no* loitering pedestrians nearby. I don't know about other times of day. However, this Easley trail head has a map and a air/tools station. Very nice.

Doodle Rail Trail

Great Evening Ride

June, 2016 by mwalsh_tl

Someone complained in their review of how uphill this trail is. Granted, there are some grades, but none are terribly long, and, yes, it IS a little bit of a workout, but not too bad. My friend and I, without killing ourselves, made the 15.3 mile round trip in just under 90 minutes last week. I highly recommend it and look forward to going back soon.

Mike Walsh

Doodle Rail Trail

Great ride through pastoral settings

May, 2016 by mikelince

Due to the more rural setting of this trail compared with the Swamp Rabbit Trail between Greenville and Travelers Rest, the Doodle Trail has much less traffic. Also, the paved surface is wider and smoother than the SRT. I did this ride today with fellow seniors, and none of us had any difficulty with heat or hills.

It's a railroad grade, so there is nothing steeper than a 3% grade. Our oldest rider, who is 81, did this ride without over exerting himself. Anyone who would skip this ride because of hills would have to be a total wimp. Just to emphasize the point, we saw a 5 year old girl on a little bicycle with training wheels do this entire ride round trip with her parents.

Take plenty of water. There is none on the trail. And the only restrooms are porta-potties at each end of the trail - nothing in between.

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

Short and Sweet

May, 2016 by kmwatkins

Nice little peaceful bike trail. A little short, which prevented a 4th or 5th star. Cool suspension bridge to cross which provides good views of the river.

Doodle Rail Trail

Excellent Trail

April, 2016 by ssteel2001

This review is in rebuttal to the "not impressed" review from 2015. The reviewer states, "Starting from the Easley end is almost all a steady uphill climb". The reviewer all states the return trip from Pickens to Easley is 75% downhill. That information is totally incorrect.

The elevation of the Pickens trailhead is 1102. The elevation of the Easley trailhead is 1061. A forty feet elevation difference does not equate to a steady uphill climb from Easley to Pickens. Please note this trail is not flat, but the hills are only moderate in difficulty.

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

SVRT Trail is Great

April, 2016 by wufpk

The trail now has about 9 miles of trail open and maintained. There are parking places in several of the trailhead entrances that are also marked with trail kiosk signs. Along the trail are rest benches, picnic tables and the trail has mile markers every half-mile. The Railroad Trestle over water has been refurbished, has a picnic table and is in use - it is about 1/2 mile from the parking area on Route 7. Just about the whole trail goes thru forest so it is shaded in warmer weather. All in all it is an enjoyable walk or bike ride with access to some historical sites.

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

April 2, 2016

April, 2016 by beckycostill

Beautiful day! Started out a little chilly but soon warmed up! Had an absolutely wonderful ride barring some Marathon Trainers who were very rude to those of us who enjoy the trail. My daughter and I rode 18.8 miles.

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Wonderful Spring Ride!

March, 2016 by mrearly

I've been in love with Greenville for years, but just recently got into biking on the weekend. My riding partner and I rented bikes from PedalChic in downtown, and went out and back to Traveler's Rest (26 mile day total, with our detour). We got lost and went the wrong direction in Greenville, which added an extra five miles and some frustration, but overall not a huge setback. Once you're out of downtown in the right direction, getting lost is not a concern, and we had no issues with the one or two road crossings on the route. We ate at Swamp Rabbit Grocery, and then stopped again for a beer in TR before we made our return trip. Trail is relatively flat and easy, and our 70 year old riding partner had no problems completing the ride. Lots of signs on the trail about the TR Farmers Market, I'd love to go back during the summer to visit that on my ride. Wonderful ride, can't wait to get back to Greenville!

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