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Explore the best rated trails in Taylors, SC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Croft Passage (Palmetto Trail) and Pacolet Nature Trail. With more than 37 trails covering 111 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Top trail I've found for road bikes anywhere in the Carolinas

January, 2023 by m.p.schneider.lc

Well paved and marked, decent length, not too many road crossings, and none over major roads, a decent portion more with natural surroundings like trees, and nothing really against it

I moved from Northern Virginia near the W&OD trail that recently won top trial in the nation for cycling so it's been tough to adapt. Although this trail maxes out at a 27-mile rile (unlike being able to do over a metric century on the W&OD) and being an hour drive to get from just west of Charlotte, it is an almost perfect rail trail for road bikes.

Shelby Rail-Trail

Lots of bridges

January, 2023 by tuckeybailbonding

Suspension bridge is a unique feature— easy, mostly flat trail, by the water, unpaved. Lots of bridges. Cool rock formations in the water, and small dam-like water fall.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

great ride 11/7/22

November, 2022 by worldwidewellness

We parked at a park 2 miles from the northern end and went north to the end and then back south to Forest City and back north to the car. About 17 miles and 2 hours. Nice even pavement. Warm fall day. Perfect. Northern end more woodsy but interesting in the more populated areas and towns as well. Would defiantly do it again.

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Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

beautiful Fall trail

October, 2022 by sonia.anuth

The trail is wide, paved and well maintained. There are a number of street crossings but most are small country roads. The scenery’s is beautiful. Enjoy!

River Birch Trail

Excellent trail!

October, 2022 by shcase1964

River Birch Trail is an excellent, easy trail. It provides a nice, shady walk along the lazy river with beautiful views of nice homes on the other side. I highly recommend it!

USC Upstate Passage (Palmetto Trail)

A mixed experience

October, 2022 by shcase1964

My wife and I walked this trail for the first time today. It was quiet and pleasant, and we enjoyed being near the creek and under the trees. However, we were a little confused as to whether the intended trail was the narrower Palmetto Trail, or the wider road complete with many, and sometimes smelly, elevated manhole covers, or whether they were the one and the same from time to time.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Thermal Belt.

September, 2022 by dhuntdds

Great ride. After the ride, Get a burger at Slims Bar and grill. Great local burger, staff and perfect country music. 114 North Powell Street, Forest City.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

great first ride

September, 2022 by wantucce63

I’m from Illinois and this is my first ride since moving to NC. I cannot stand and climb like I used to do to an injury so was nervous as this state is very mountainous and hilly. This trail challenged but did not kill me. A lot of road crossings but most were very clear and hardly messed with flow. Everyone polite and shared the trail. A good ride and I’ll be back.

Doodle Rail Trail

Beautiful and filled with hills

September, 2022 by eyecandy29611

I absolutely enjoyed every mile of this trail on my blades. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous. There were plenty of bikers and walkers out on a Monday morning 8-9am. As an in-line skater this trail is not for beginners if you’re not comfortable with stopping & navigating debris. I’m no pro myself so it was convenient to have grassy areas to walk in when I wasn’t comfortable to skate.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Favorite Rail Trail in Western NC

August, 2022 by jwill77nc2_tl

We love this trail - it is our “go-to” when we want to get a good ride and enjoy the area. The trail passes through a number of great towns that have wonderful places to stop and eat along the way. We typically park in Spindale, which is about the midpoint of the trail. There is plenty of free parking there and things to see after your ride.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Great Place to Learn

July, 2022 by rbruington63

Took my wife, daughter and granddaughter for an afternoon ride. It is a great place to teach a new cyclist the “Rules of the Trail”, learn the inner workings of how to gear up and down, as well as seeing a range of wildlife, from turtles to Deer (momma and baby).

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

swamp trail

July, 2022 by lynettes65

Love this area and this trail, there are some construction so pay attention to new signs for directions

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