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Explore the best rated trails in Florence, SC, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Timmonsville Rail-Trail and Conway Riverwalk . With more than 7 trails covering 22 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.
Never ran this before. It hasn’t rained in a week or so. The trail was maintained and looks great! 6.2 mile complete
Most of this path is a lane along the main roadway. The city does not keep the bike lane clear of debris. The way people drive in Hartsville, not a safe or enjoyable ride in my opinion and certainly shouldn't be considered a bike trail! Hartsville has a long way to go to accommodate bicycles.
This is a paved path or sidewalk route in and around Hartsville. Easy and pretty ride. We completed on a Sunday morning without many folks out and about. W Homes is a busy street. If there were walkers, not sure I would want to bike on that road.
This place was great. I am always looking for some smaller trails to go on and this one was perfect. It is relaxing, quiet and clean! You can sit and watch the boats go by or have a chat with people doing some fishing. I highly recommend checking this place out!
Walk through history
This short asphalt trail is almost completely shaded. Patching has been done in a few areas but it could use some attention. It would be nice if someone would take bright orange paint and highlight the cracks and holes that we occasionally found on the trail. They are treacherous for in-line skaters.This could be a spectacular trail with a touch more maintenance and if the paved portion was longer.
We rode from Dillon Park to Cypress Park. Signage is mediocre at best and it was easy to miss turns. Cypress Park signage is non-existent and we gave up and turned around. Do not ride with street bike tires, balloon or fatter, with low pressure, needed for the sand and roots. Approach from Dillon Park has one VERY narrow spot in middle of trail with DEEP washouts on both sides. Rest of trail between parks seemed OK but challenging. Other reviews mentioned mud ... we saw some in Cypress Park just as we turned around, more ahead was what made up our mind.
I've gone on this trail with my dogs multiple times a week for years. I normally park at Cypress Park, one of the areas the trail crosses the road. Some days I do a mile or two, other days the full loop.
There is a section I almost always have to wade through, but I wear waterproof boots and my dogs enjoy splashing through it. There are several road crossings and a detour by a factory.
While there are more scenic, remote trails in South Carolina, this has the advantage of being in town, a 5 minute drive from my house. Being accessible, even after a busy work day, is why I still rate it at 5 stars.
For the most part, this was a nice, easy 6-mile ride through woods, trails and fire breaks. I found it was marked decent and fairly easy to follow. However, there was one portion where I had to cross a few hundreds meters of 1/2 foot deep swamp over the trail. I made it but fully muddy below the knees. That part is not for the faint-hearted. There is also a spot where the trail is closed on the east side due to construction at Becton Dickinson; that part was pretty easy to detour around about 200 meters East. Overall, I enjoyed most of it except for the swamp part, and I don’t think I’ll submit myself to that part again. Good luck!
Rode my bike along the Cypress trial. It is well maintained. I only rode from Dillion park to Cypress park. I find the ride quite enjoyable. I ride with my husband and our dogs ride in their doggy trailer. We get to take a pit stop at the Bark park for our fur babies. Only issue is the beginning of the trial is not marked by the green official trial sign. The trial sign is on the opposite side that ends at Wise Dr
The Sumter Cypress Trail is a neat, simple trail. There was one pet where I had to remove my shoes to wade through some water, but the rest of the trail was fine. Be sure to pay close attention for trail signs. It is easy to get off the path due to many "paeudo" trails .
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