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Length
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Brevard Bike Path

5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Catawba River Greenway

3.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Doodle Rail Trail

7.3 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Erwin Linear Trail

4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Forrest Hunt Greenway

0.8 mi
State: NC
Cinder, Dirt, Grass
Accordion

French Broad River Greenway

2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Lyman Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Oklawaha Greenway

3.25 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Peavine Trail (NC)

1.5 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone, Grass

Point Lookout Trail

3.63 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Shelby Rail-Trail

1.5 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Brevard Bike Path is a relatively flat trail, nearly 5 miles long. About 1 mile (northwest end) follows the old Carr Lumber Company railway corridor and extends into the Pisgah National Forest up to ...
NC 5 mi Asphalt
The Catawba River Greenway meanders, along with its river namesake, through the historic town of Morganton, North Carolina. The trail encompasses wooded areas, open meadows and the quaint commercial village. ...
NC 3.8 mi Asphalt
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 Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the Cherokee National ...
TN 4 mi Asphalt
The Forrest Hunt Greenway connects Forrest Hunt Elementary School with the Alexander Mills section of Forest City, North Carolina. For more information, contact: Town of Forest City, Recreation Department 217 ...
NC 0.8 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass
The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek, Carrier, and French Broad River. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of land, through the parks ...
NC 2 mi Asphalt
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
Accordion
The first phase of this rail trail opened in April 2017 and provides safe and convenient pedestrian access to Lyman’s commercial center. While it is new, it is already fairly well-used. The trail provides ...
SC 0.5 mi Asphalt
For lovers of outdoors, the Oklawaha Greenway presents a natural escape in an otherwise suburban setting.  The greenway trails Mud Creek for a big part of its length, beginning its northwesterly course ...
NC 3.25 mi Asphalt
The Peavine Trail runs for 1.5 miles from State Street in downtown Marion, North Carolina to just south of the First Christian Church on Rutherford Road. Construction of the crushed gravel and grass trail ...
NC 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Grass
The paved, 3.62-mile Point Lookout Trail follows the Old NC 10/Highway 70 route through the Royal Gorge, once known at the Central Highway, through the Pisgah National Forest. The trail ascends more than ...
NC 3.63 mi Asphalt
Shelby's rail-trail winds through the western edge of the city between West Grover Street and Dixon Boulevard. Following the former right-of-way of Norfolk Southern Railroad, the unpaved pathway offers ...
NC 1.5 mi Dirt
If you enjoy rail-trails that flaunt their railroading past, you're sure to love the Thermal Belt Rail-Trail. This well-maintained route runs 8 miles from Spindale north to Gilkey, passing through the ...
NC 8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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Brevard Bike Path

NC - 5 miles

The Brevard Bike Path is a relatively flat trail, nearly 5 miles long. About 1 mile (northwest end) follows the old Carr Lumber Company railway corridor and extends into the Pisgah National Forest up to ...

Catawba River Greenway

NC - 3.8 miles

The Catawba River Greenway meanders, along with its river namesake, through the historic town of Morganton, North Carolina. The trail encompasses wooded areas, open meadows and the quaint commercial village. ...

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 ...

Erwin Linear Trail

TN - 4 miles

The Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the Cherokee National ...

Accordion

Erwin Linear Trail

TN - 4 miles

The Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the Cherokee National ...

Forrest Hunt Greenway

NC - 0.8 miles

The Forrest Hunt Greenway connects Forrest Hunt Elementary School with the Alexander Mills section of Forest City, North Carolina. For more information, contact: Town of Forest City, Recreation Department 217 ...

French Broad River Greenway

NC - 2 miles

The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek, Carrier, and French Broad River. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of land, through the parks ...

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, ...

Lyman Rail Trail

SC - 0.5 miles

The first phase of this rail trail opened in April 2017 and provides safe and convenient pedestrian access to Lyman’s commercial center. While it is new, it is already fairly well-used. The trail provides ...

Oklawaha Greenway

NC - 3.25 miles

For lovers of outdoors, the Oklawaha Greenway presents a natural escape in an otherwise suburban setting.  The greenway trails Mud Creek for a big part of its length, beginning its northwesterly course ...

Peavine Trail (NC)

NC - 1.5 miles

The Peavine Trail runs for 1.5 miles from State Street in downtown Marion, North Carolina to just south of the First Christian Church on Rutherford Road. Construction of the crushed gravel and grass trail ...

Point Lookout Trail

NC - 3.63 miles

The paved, 3.62-mile Point Lookout Trail follows the Old NC 10/Highway 70 route through the Royal Gorge, once known at the Central Highway, through the Pisgah National Forest. The trail ascends more than ...

Brevard Bike Path

NC - 5 miles

The Brevard Bike Path is a relatively flat trail, nearly 5 miles long. About 1 mile (northwest end) follows the old Carr Lumber Company railway corridor and extends into the Pisgah National Forest up to ...

Catawba River Greenway

NC - 3.8 miles

The Catawba River Greenway meanders, along with its river namesake, through the historic town of Morganton, North Carolina. The trail encompasses wooded areas, open meadows and the quaint commercial village. ...

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 ...

Erwin Linear Trail

TN - 4 miles

The Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the Cherokee National ...

Accordion

Erwin Linear Trail

TN - 4 miles

The Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the Cherokee National ...

Forrest Hunt Greenway

NC - 0.8 miles

The Forrest Hunt Greenway connects Forrest Hunt Elementary School with the Alexander Mills section of Forest City, North Carolina. For more information, contact: Town of Forest City, Recreation Department 217 ...

French Broad River Greenway

NC - 2 miles

The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek, Carrier, and French Broad River. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of land, through the parks ...

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, ...

Lyman Rail Trail

SC - 0.5 miles

The first phase of this rail trail opened in April 2017 and provides safe and convenient pedestrian access to Lyman’s commercial center. While it is new, it is already fairly well-used. The trail provides ...

Oklawaha Greenway

NC - 3.25 miles

For lovers of outdoors, the Oklawaha Greenway presents a natural escape in an otherwise suburban setting.  The greenway trails Mud Creek for a big part of its length, beginning its northwesterly course ...

Peavine Trail (NC)

NC - 1.5 miles

The Peavine Trail runs for 1.5 miles from State Street in downtown Marion, North Carolina to just south of the First Christian Church on Rutherford Road. Construction of the crushed gravel and grass trail ...

Point Lookout Trail

NC - 3.63 miles

The paved, 3.62-mile Point Lookout Trail follows the Old NC 10/Highway 70 route through the Royal Gorge, once known at the Central Highway, through the Pisgah National Forest. The trail ascends more than ...

Shelby Rail-Trail

NC - 1.5 miles

Shelby's rail-trail winds through the western edge of the city between West Grover Street and Dixon Boulevard. Following the former right-of-way of Norfolk Southern Railroad, the unpaved pathway offers ...

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

NC - 8 miles

If you enjoy rail-trails that flaunt their railroading past, you're sure to love the Thermal Belt Rail-Trail. This well-maintained route runs 8 miles from Spindale north to Gilkey, passing through the ...

Brevard Bike Path

NC - 5 miles

The Brevard Bike Path is a relatively flat trail, nearly 5 miles long. About 1 mile (northwest end) follows the old Carr Lumber Company railway corridor and extends into the Pisgah National Forest up to ...

Catawba River Greenway

NC - 3.8 miles

The Catawba River Greenway meanders, along with its river namesake, through the historic town of Morganton, North Carolina. The trail encompasses wooded areas, open meadows and the quaint commercial village. ...

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 ...

Erwin Linear Trail

TN - 4 miles

The Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the Cherokee National ...

Accordion

Forrest Hunt Greenway

NC - 0.8 miles

The Forrest Hunt Greenway connects Forrest Hunt Elementary School with the Alexander Mills section of Forest City, North Carolina. For more information, contact: Town of Forest City, Recreation Department 217 ...

French Broad River Greenway

NC - 2 miles

The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek, Carrier, and French Broad River. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of land, through the parks ...

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, ...

Lyman Rail Trail

SC - 0.5 miles

The first phase of this rail trail opened in April 2017 and provides safe and convenient pedestrian access to Lyman’s commercial center. While it is new, it is already fairly well-used. The trail provides ...

Oklawaha Greenway

NC - 3.25 miles

For lovers of outdoors, the Oklawaha Greenway presents a natural escape in an otherwise suburban setting.  The greenway trails Mud Creek for a big part of its length, beginning its northwesterly course ...

Peavine Trail (NC)

NC - 1.5 miles

The Peavine Trail runs for 1.5 miles from State Street in downtown Marion, North Carolina to just south of the First Christian Church on Rutherford Road. Construction of the crushed gravel and grass trail ...

Point Lookout Trail

NC - 3.63 miles

The paved, 3.62-mile Point Lookout Trail follows the Old NC 10/Highway 70 route through the Royal Gorge, once known at the Central Highway, through the Pisgah National Forest. The trail ascends more than ...

Shelby Rail-Trail

NC - 1.5 miles

Shelby's rail-trail winds through the western edge of the city between West Grover Street and Dixon Boulevard. Following the former right-of-way of Norfolk Southern Railroad, the unpaved pathway offers ...

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

NC - 8 miles

If you enjoy rail-trails that flaunt their railroading past, you're sure to love the Thermal Belt Rail-Trail. This well-maintained route runs 8 miles from Spindale north to Gilkey, passing through the ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

tons of fun

April, 2017 by ddicer

The detour was inconvenient, but that should be fixed soon. The tons of people were fine. Only about half of this is Railtrail.

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

swamp rabbits trail

April, 2017 by riicr48

Two years early my oldest son ( software writer n programmer) after a Greenville visit said Dad you need to visit the cleanest and one of the most beautifull cities downtown I've seen. Now in one ear out the other i let it pass, well a month ago i asked my GF when will our daughter be off, of course with Easter holidays coming up i was given the dates. Pondering what and where to go i checked on links trail and found out Greenville has a bike trail called Greenville Swamp Rabbit bike trail which is a little less of 20 miles.well being a crazy cyclist who puts in 120 a week i booked 5 days in Greenville. Afte a full day of trying to figure out Swamp Rabbit trail (where to start etc etc., I had it down! i get up first second day at 7am figuring who would be out and i take off on yhe trail ( great trail point ) back to who wpuld be out, well jogger on top of jogger...Folks i've cycle the N.C.R trail in gun powder park Md. most yhe way up to Pa. , this Swamp Rabbit Trail is the beat incline decline i loved it, up to Travelers Rest the back to Greenvillebe careful be respect and dont be stupid thinking you can get around someone in time, its a busy trail..No forgive the misspells etc 4 beers later...its that good

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Swamp Rabbit Trail

March, 2017 by jimtalone

My son and I got on the trail at the YMCA and headed to downtown Greenville. We never got there. We got lost and wound up on streets four different times, a thing that never happened to me before. The tail is nice and the valley is pretty but the signage was confusing or non existent in many cases. It was also very hilly. This might be a great trail if you know where you are going but it was very difficult for us.

Accordion

Doodle Rail Trail

Clean and wide

February, 2017 by ivy_rea

I parked on fleetwood entrance and ran 5 miles on the trail and 5 miles back. The trail was very clean and looks very new. The scenery was okay. Mostly backyards of people's homes or businesses. I went at 7am on a Sunday so it was very peaceful and quiet. there were some slight elevations throughout the trail but manageable

Peavine Trail (NC)

Great for brisk walking!

December, 2016 by simbut1

Wide, smooth crushed gravel surface on level trail on old railroad bed. Great for brisk walking! Please do not pave this trail. We have many other paved trails in Marion, but no other resilient surface for 77 year old legs. Cudos to McDowell Trails Association and the City of Marion.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Getting better each time!

December, 2016 by neverest

GREAT improvements to this trail, got to commend Rutherford Outdoor Coalition for their oversight & the Committee that helps guide the management for the future of the trail. New mile & 1/2 mile markers are great for those who want to keep up with their fitness goals. There are 4.5 miles of compacted gravel for hikers, runners, bikers & equestrians to be "in the country" and 3.5 miles (but more in the planning) of asphalt that access the more developed areas. Something for everyone and the BEST part is that its a project that the public can have input into & help make into their own!

Catawba River Greenway

Great Fall afternoon.

November, 2016 by lynnsampson

We started at Judge's and walked to Friend's (both restaurants on the trail).very easy to walk but, you feel completely immersed in Nature!

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.

Point Lookout Trail

Fun walk!

September, 2016 by beth_mckinney

I've taken my dog here for the last two days (parked on the Ridgecrest side) and it was a good time. It's an easy paved path, the climb isn't so bad (gradual and steady) with great views. Will be a great regular walk with the dog to wear her out and work on my legs.

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.

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!

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