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Florence Rail Trail (SC)

2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Sumter Cypress Trail

5 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

42 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Three Rivers Greenway

8.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Timmonsville Rail-Trail

0.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete
Accordion

Vista Greenway

0.8 mi
State: SC
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
In 2003 the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness recognized the Florence Rail-Trail Committee with a community award for its work on this tree-lined trail, which spans 2 miles between ...
SC 2 mi Asphalt
The Sumter Cypress Trail begins near the golf course in Sumter's Dillon Park. The trail is unmarked but is mostly level and follows a dirt road and grassy path through the woods and open fields. You will ...
SC 5 mi Dirt, Grass
The Swamp Fox Trail is one of South Carolina Lowcountry's oldest trails and offers a long, flat, one-way journey through the swampy wetlands and coastal pine forests of Francis Marion National Forest. ...
SC 42 mi Dirt, Grass
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 8.5 mi Asphalt
Although the Timmonsville Rail-Trail is just a few blocks long, it runs along Main Street through the heart of this small community. The paved pathway offers a pleasant, tree-dotted route to homes and ...
SC 0.4 mi Concrete
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 rail-trail ...
SC 0.8 mi Concrete

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Florence Rail Trail (SC)

SC - 2 miles

In 2003 the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness recognized the Florence Rail-Trail Committee with a community award for its work on this tree-lined trail, which spans 2 miles between ...

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 8.5 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 ...

Timmonsville Rail-Trail

SC - 0.4 miles

Although the Timmonsville Rail-Trail is just a few blocks long, it runs along Main Street through the heart of this small community. The paved pathway offers a pleasant, tree-dotted route to homes 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 rail-trail ...

Accordion

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 rail-trail ...

Florence Rail Trail (SC)

SC - 2 miles

In 2003 the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness recognized the Florence Rail-Trail Committee with a community award for its work on this tree-lined trail, which spans 2 miles between ...

Sumter Cypress Trail

SC - 5 miles

The Sumter Cypress Trail begins near the golf course in Sumter's Dillon Park. The trail is unmarked but is mostly level and follows a dirt road and grassy path through the woods and open fields. You will ...

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 42 miles

The Swamp Fox Trail is one of South Carolina Lowcountry's oldest trails and offers a long, flat, one-way journey through the swampy wetlands and coastal pine forests of Francis Marion National Forest. ...

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 8.5 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 ...

Accordion

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 8.5 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 ...

Timmonsville Rail-Trail

SC - 0.4 miles

Although the Timmonsville Rail-Trail is just a few blocks long, it runs along Main Street through the heart of this small community. The paved pathway offers a pleasant, tree-dotted route to homes 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 rail-trail ...

Florence Rail Trail (SC)

SC - 2 miles

In 2003 the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness recognized the Florence Rail-Trail Committee with a community award for its work on this tree-lined trail, which spans 2 miles between ...

Sumter Cypress Trail

SC - 5 miles

The Sumter Cypress Trail begins near the golf course in Sumter's Dillon Park. The trail is unmarked but is mostly level and follows a dirt road and grassy path through the woods and open fields. You will ...

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 42 miles

The Swamp Fox Trail is one of South Carolina Lowcountry's oldest trails and offers a long, flat, one-way journey through the swampy wetlands and coastal pine forests of Francis Marion National Forest. ...

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 8.5 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 ...

Accordion

Timmonsville Rail-Trail

SC - 0.4 miles

Although the Timmonsville Rail-Trail is just a few blocks long, it runs along Main Street through the heart of this small community. The paved pathway offers a pleasant, tree-dotted route to homes 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 rail-trail ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Bumpy

January, 2017 by tebuckner4

My husband and I started to ride this trail recently, but we gave up about a half-mile in because it was too bumpy and rough for our bikes. The surroundings are lovely, but I don't recommend riding this trail unless you have thick tires and a full suspension mountain bike.

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Half Way Creek to Awendaw

December, 2016 by rwmcnutt

Ran out and back on this 6 mile section of Swamp Fox / Palmetto Trail today. Trail was in great shape and even with a hard rain a few days ago it was 95% dry. Some hard root packed areas but mostly running on a bed of pine needles. Great way to end 2016! Highly recommend!

Three Rivers Greenway

December, 2016 by jaybird

Accordion

Vista Greenway

Pleasant fall walk

October, 2016 by hwrightson

We enjoyed the walk. There was a lot of kudzu near Elmwood but also colorful morning glories blooming on the side. We saw several species of butterflies and birds. We added on loops in Finlay Park and Memorial Park to make it longer. The long tunnel was well lit and there was a callbox in the middle for safety. When we realized where we were in the Vista at the end - we had to stop for Cupcakes.

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

April, 2016 by wrhyde

Sumter Cypress Trail

Nice Trail, poorly marked

March, 2016 by kevinjahearn

Road the trail today with my wife. Nice ride, but trail is not well kept and is poorly marked. It is hard to follow and we lost the trail several times. Some sections extremely muddy ¿¿ I liked it, my wife not so much.

Three Rivers Greenway

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. No mention of this was on the trails official website that I could find.

Florence Rail Trail (SC)

A short but scenic trail

November, 2015 by theroadgoeson4ever

The trailhead is not easy to find. The trail would benefit from improved signage leading you to the trailhead. Once you find it, it's a nice trail, protected by a thick tree canopy. The asphalt trail connects to some dirt trails, not sure how far they go. Great place to go for a run!

Three Rivers Greenway

Love it!

October, 2015 by jaybird

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

Florence Rail Trail (SC)

Nice Trail

September, 2015 by sanglad

Nice, clean and well maintained. Very enjoyable.

Three Rivers Greenway

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 open spaces. ...everyone speaks on the trail. Not in Atlanta. Happy to be back.

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Swamp Fox Passage

January, 2014 by chad.haffa

Though many mountain bikers travel this trail... this is best suited for hikers and trail runners. The trail is flat and fast. I have been from mile 29 (Witherbee Ranger Station) all the way to Highway 17 and Steed Creek Road at the trailhead and this is a fantastic trail to run and spend the day on. Multiple ecosystems from Carolina Bays to hardwood groves to pine forests...you will encounter it all on this trail. I have seen plenty of deer and wild turkey while running this trail. It is fantastic.

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