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Explore the best rated trails in Union, SC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Highland Rail Trail and Croft Passage (Palmetto Trail). With more than 43 trails covering 134 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.

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway

1.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Baxter Village Trail

3.3 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass, Sand

Bessemer City Park Trail

1.3 mi
State: NC
Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt

Butterfly Branch Greenway

0.5 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Cambridge Gateway Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone

Cleveland Park Spur

1.2 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Cottonwood Trail (SC)

1.25 mi
State: SC
Dirt

Croft Passage (Palmetto Trail)

12.6 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt

Drayton Mills Trail (Palmetto Trail)

2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Duncan Park Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Glendale Shoals Trail

0.6 mi
State: SC
Dirt

Grace Street Greenway

0.4 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone

Heritage Trail (SC)

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Highland Rail Trail

1.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

4.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Gravel

Liberty Trail (Palmetto Trail)

0.6 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Lindsay Pettus Greenway

2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

11.78 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenways

5.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel

Lyman Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Accordion

Ninety Six Town Trail

1.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Pacolet Nature Trail

0.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Pavilion Recreation Complex Trail

0.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

10.2 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Piedmont Medical Center Trail

3.4 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

23 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Purple Martin Greenway

1.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

River Birch Trail

0.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Gravel

River Trail (SC)

0.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Shelby Rail-Trail

1.5 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Southport Road Path

3 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

13.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Three Creeks Trail (SC)

1.2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Twelve Mile Creek Trail

3.2 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Wadsworth Trail

2.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Waterford Trail

1.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt

West Cambridge Trail

1.5 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

Wetland Trail

0.5 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk

YMCA Connector

0.7 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Gravel

York Bicycle Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway has several neighborhood entrances in Gastonia. The 1.9-mile trail winds alongside Catawba Creek and Avon Creek with a few small bridges crossings along the way....
NC 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Baxter Village Trail is nestled in a neighborhood of Fort Mill, which lies on the northern border of South Carolina (Charlotte, North Carolina, is just over the state line). The trail has a...
SC 3.3 mi Dirt, Grass, Sand
Beginning less than half a mile from downtown, the Bessemer City Park Trail offers a quiet natural retreat. The 1.3-mile route begins at the basketball court in Bessemer City Park and quickly dives...
NC 1.3 mi Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt
Part of an expansive revitalization effort that the city of Spartanburg has undertaken to improve the economic and ecological well-being of the Northside neighborhood, the Butterfly Branch Greenway...
SC 0.5 mi Concrete
The Cambridge Gateway Trail stretches east-west along West Cambridge Avenue up to Calhoun Road/ State Route 225. The eight-foot wide stone-dust trail is lined with mature trees providing shade and is...
SC 1 mi Crushed Stone
This 1.2 mile paved path meanders through Greenville's Cleveland Park, following Richland Creek and providing access to the downtown recreation area's various features. The trail surface is smooth...
SC 1.2 mi Concrete
A natural-surface trail that runs through the gorgeous Edwin M. Griffin Preserve just outside the center of Spartanburg, the Cottonwood Trail offers a lovely path into the wooded landscape surrounding...
SC 1.25 mi Dirt
Note: Due to the recent flooding, the Advance America Bridge along the Croft Passage has been washed away. The bridge was located between the southern trailhead and mile marker 1 and crossed over...
SC 12.6 mi Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt
Note: Lower Drayton Mills Trail is currently closed for construction, but Upper Drayton Mills Trail is open.  Meandering around and through the City of Spartanburg's eastside, the Drayton Mills...
SC 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The trail extends from the dam at Duncan Park Lake and courses through the park to near Union Street by the baseball stadium. The path is a gradual hill (up or down, depending on your direction of...
SC 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Located in the quiet, rural outskirts of Spartanburg, SC, the Glendale Shoals Trail provides a lovely path for visitors to explore some of the natural beauty of the area. The natural-surface trail...
SC 0.6 mi Dirt
Built on a former railroad track, the Grace Street Greenway is short, but offers those on foot a convenient and pleasant alternative to busier streets. Starting by the intersection of Reynolds Street...
SC 0.4 mi Crushed Stone
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...
SC 2.5 mi Asphalt
Highland Rail Trail is named for the neighborhood that it runs adjacent to as it travels through Gastonia along the former Carolina and Northwestern (C&NW) Railway. Although short, it offers an...
NC 1.6 mi Asphalt
Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is situated in a beautiful natural park setting offering a picnic shelter, restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking. Much of the park is heavily wooded and the trail is...
NC 4.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
In the heart of busy Spartanburg, the Liberty Trail provides a beautiful oasis through a garden, along a tree-lined brook that cascades over a series of granite steps into a pool. Although only 0.5...
SC 0.6 mi Concrete
Running through the City of Lancaster, the Lindsay Pettus Greenway is a hard surface, ADA compliant multi-use trail that connects neighborhoods, schools, and local businesses, as well as providing...
SC 2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
The Little Sugar Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail, runs along eastern Charlotte and will one day stretch more than 15 miles down to the Catawba River in neighboring South Carolina....
NC 11.78 mi Asphalt, Concrete
On the southern outskirts of Charlotte, a series of connected greeways along creeks form a horseshoe-shaped path of nearly 6 miles. The pathway is primarily paved with wooden boardwalks over creeks...
NC 5.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel
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...
SC 0.5 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail is just a short segment of what will eventually become the 12-mile Hub City Connector, which itself will be part of the larger Palmetto Trail, a proposed 425-mile...
SC 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...
SC 1.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Pacolet Nature Trail is a paved trail in the quiet rural community of Pacolet, located along the banks of the Pacolet River. The trail matches the sleepy nature of the town, providing trail users...
SC 0.9 mi Asphalt
This .5-mile paved trail loops around the athletic fields at the Pavilion Recreation Complex. It replaced the unofficial gravel path left after the railroad tracks for a children's miniature ride were...
SC 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Peak to Prosperity Passage segment of the Palmetto Trail offers an easy, flat route for most of its 10-mile journey. The views from the bridges are beautiful, plus there are ample opportunities...
SC 10.2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
The Piedmont Medical Center Trail (formerly the Riverwalk Trail) stretches just over 3 miles through Rock Hill near the border between North and South Carolina. The route is part of the Carolina...
SC 3.4 mi Asphalt
The nearly 20-mile Prisma Health (formerly Greenville Health System) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The...
SC 23 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Purple Martin Greenway provides a beautiful community amenity in Rutherfordton. The quaint western North Carolina town was established in 1787 and has many buildings on the National Register of...
NC 1.9 mi Asphalt
Constructed in 1981 as the city of Spartanburg's first mixed-use trail, the River Birch Trail was in rough shape, with vegetation overgrowing the route and the surface cracked and failing, until the...
SC 0.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Notice: As at September 2020, River Park has been closed temporarily for capital improvements. There is no entry or exit from the trail from this access point. Please use the Celriver Access point...
SC 0.9 mi Asphalt
This unique trail runs through the campus of the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind and features interpretive signs in Braille that teach trail-goers about the types of trees along the route. The...
SC 0.75 mi Crushed Stone
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...
NC 1.5 mi Dirt
Southport Road Path follows the south side of Southport Road from Cedar Springs Road to South Avenue. Heading west from Cedar Springs Road, the multi-use path passes the 295 Sports Complex, a DMV...
SC 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
If you enjoy rail-trails that flaunt their railroading past, you're sure to love the Thermal Belt Rail-Trail. The trail begins in Gilkey, and a recent extension takes it over 13 miles southeast to...
NC 13.5 mi Asphalt
The Three Creeks Trail adds about a mile to Spartanburg's growing network of trails, christened the Daniel Morgan Trail System or "The Dan" for short. The 10-ft wide paved trail stretches between...
SC 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Twelve Mile Creek Trail, which runs through Walnut Creek Park and the Walnut Creek neighborhood in Lancaster, is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a growing trail network of more than 200 miles...
SC 3.2 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Note: USC Upstate Passage is now open from the Rampey Center Trailhead to where it meets the Hub City Passage. The North Loop is still closed while under restoration.  The USC Upstate Passage is...
SC 2.2 mi Dirt
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...
SC 2.8 mi Asphalt
The Waterford Trail is a 1.5-mile segment of the Carolina Thread Trail, a system of trails and greenways in the Carolinas. Beginning by the River Park kayak/canoe launch, the wooded trail meanders...
SC 1.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt
West Cambridge Park and Trail are examples of a community turning its former railroad assets into treasured community recreation spaces. The 11 acre-park occupies the site of an old railroad switching...
SC 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel
The Wetland Trail is a .4-mile meander through River Park toward the Catawba River. Beginning by the segment of Quality Circle that starts as Keith Drive, the trail continues as an elevated boardwalk...
SC 0.5 mi Boardwalk
The YMCA Connector Trail, also known as the Caine Halter Family YMCA Connector Trail, is a paved multi-use .7-mile loop that encircles the local YMCA and its facilities. Perfect for a short run, walk...
SC 0.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel
In northern South Carolina, only about 30 miles southwest of Charlotte, lies the quaint city of York. A paved bicycle trail runs through the heart of the community from its city park to its recreation...
SC 1 mi Asphalt

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Piedmont Medical Center Trail

SC - 3.4 miles

The Piedmont Medical Center Trail (formerly the Riverwalk Trail) stretches just over 3 miles through Rock Hill near the border between North and South Carolina. The route is part of the Carolina...

Southport Road Path

SC - 3 miles

Southport Road Path follows the south side of Southport Road from Cedar Springs Road to South Avenue. Heading west from Cedar Springs Road, the multi-use path passes the 295 Sports Complex, a DMV...

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...

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

NC - 11.78 miles

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail, runs along eastern Charlotte and will one day stretch more than 15 miles down to the Catawba River in neighboring South Carolina....

Accordion

Pacolet Nature Trail

SC - 0.9 miles

The Pacolet Nature Trail is a paved trail in the quiet rural community of Pacolet, located along the banks of the Pacolet River. The trail matches the sleepy nature of the town, providing trail users...

Duncan Park Trail

SC - 1 miles

The trail extends from the dam at Duncan Park Lake and courses through the park to near Union Street by the baseball stadium. The path is a gradual hill (up or down, depending on your direction of...

Butterfly Branch Greenway

SC - 0.5 miles

Part of an expansive revitalization effort that the city of Spartanburg has undertaken to improve the economic and ecological well-being of the Northside neighborhood, the Butterfly Branch Greenway...

Grace Street Greenway

SC - 0.4 miles

Built on a former railroad track, the Grace Street Greenway is short, but offers those on foot a convenient and pleasant alternative to busier streets. Starting by the intersection of Reynolds Street...

Highland Rail Trail

NC - 1.6 miles

Highland Rail Trail is named for the neighborhood that it runs adjacent to as it travels through Gastonia along the former Carolina and Northwestern (C&NW) Railway. Although short, it offers an...

Ninety Six Town Trail

SC - 1.4 miles

The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

NC - 4.3 miles

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is situated in a beautiful natural park setting offering a picnic shelter, restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking. Much of the park is heavily wooded and the trail is...

River Birch Trail

SC - 0.6 miles

Constructed in 1981 as the city of Spartanburg's first mixed-use trail, the River Birch Trail was in rough shape, with vegetation overgrowing the route and the surface cracked and failing, until the...

Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenways

NC - 5.8 miles

On the southern outskirts of Charlotte, a series of connected greeways along creeks form a horseshoe-shaped path of nearly 6 miles. The pathway is primarily paved with wooden boardwalks over creeks...

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 1.9 miles

The Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail is just a short segment of what will eventually become the 12-mile Hub City Connector, which itself will be part of the larger Palmetto Trail, a proposed 425-mile...

Lindsay Pettus Greenway

SC - 2 miles

Running through the City of Lancaster, the Lindsay Pettus Greenway is a hard surface, ADA compliant multi-use trail that connects neighborhoods, schools, and local businesses, as well as providing...

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

NC - 13.5 miles

If you enjoy rail-trails that flaunt their railroading past, you're sure to love the Thermal Belt Rail-Trail. The trail begins in Gilkey, and a recent extension takes it over 13 miles southeast to...

Purple Martin Greenway

NC - 1.9 miles

The Purple Martin Greenway provides a beautiful community amenity in Rutherfordton. The quaint western North Carolina town was established in 1787 and has many buildings on the National Register of...

SC School for the Deaf and Blind Braille Trail (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 0.75 miles

This unique trail runs through the campus of the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind and features interpretive signs in Braille that teach trail-goers about the types of trees along the route. The...

River Trail (SC)

SC - 0.9 miles

Notice: As at September 2020, River Park has been closed temporarily for capital improvements. There is no entry or exit from the trail from this access point. Please use the Celriver Access point...

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...

Drayton Mills Trail (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 2 miles

Note: Lower Drayton Mills Trail is currently closed for construction, but Upper Drayton Mills Trail is open.  Meandering around and through the City of Spartanburg's eastside, the Drayton Mills...

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...

Wetland Trail

SC - 0.5 miles

The Wetland Trail is a .4-mile meander through River Park toward the Catawba River. Beginning by the segment of Quality Circle that starts as Keith Drive, the trail continues as an elevated boardwalk...

Highland Rail Trail

NC - 1.6 miles

Highland Rail Trail is named for the neighborhood that it runs adjacent to as it travels through Gastonia along the former Carolina and Northwestern (C&NW) Railway. Although short, it offers an...

Accordion

SC School for the Deaf and Blind Braille Trail (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 0.75 miles

This unique trail runs through the campus of the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind and features interpretive signs in Braille that teach trail-goers about the types of trees along the route. The...

Pacolet Nature Trail

SC - 0.9 miles

The Pacolet Nature Trail is a paved trail in the quiet rural community of Pacolet, located along the banks of the Pacolet River. The trail matches the sleepy nature of the town, providing trail users...

YMCA Connector

SC - 0.7 miles

The YMCA Connector Trail, also known as the Caine Halter Family YMCA Connector Trail, is a paved multi-use .7-mile loop that encircles the local YMCA and its facilities. Perfect for a short run, walk...

Twelve Mile Creek Trail

SC - 3.2 miles

The Twelve Mile Creek Trail, which runs through Walnut Creek Park and the Walnut Creek neighborhood in Lancaster, is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a growing trail network of more than 200 miles...

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

NC - 4.3 miles

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is situated in a beautiful natural park setting offering a picnic shelter, restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking. Much of the park is heavily wooded and the trail is...

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...

Pavilion Recreation Complex Trail

SC - 0.5 miles

This .5-mile paved trail loops around the athletic fields at the Pavilion Recreation Complex. It replaced the unofficial gravel path left after the railroad tracks for a children's miniature ride were...

Liberty Trail (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 0.6 miles

In the heart of busy Spartanburg, the Liberty Trail provides a beautiful oasis through a garden, along a tree-lined brook that cascades over a series of granite steps into a pool. Although only 0.5...

Glendale Shoals Trail

SC - 0.6 miles

Located in the quiet, rural outskirts of Spartanburg, SC, the Glendale Shoals Trail provides a lovely path for visitors to explore some of the natural beauty of the area. The natural-surface trail...

Bessemer City Park Trail

NC - 1.3 miles

Beginning less than half a mile from downtown, the Bessemer City Park Trail offers a quiet natural retreat. The 1.3-mile route begins at the basketball court in Bessemer City Park and quickly dives...

Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenways

NC - 5.8 miles

On the southern outskirts of Charlotte, a series of connected greeways along creeks form a horseshoe-shaped path of nearly 6 miles. The pathway is primarily paved with wooden boardwalks over creeks...

Cottonwood Trail (SC)

SC - 1.25 miles

A natural-surface trail that runs through the gorgeous Edwin M. Griffin Preserve just outside the center of Spartanburg, the Cottonwood Trail offers a lovely path into the wooded landscape surrounding...

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

SC - 23 miles

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

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

NC - 11.78 miles

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail, runs along eastern Charlotte and will one day stretch more than 15 miles down to the Catawba River in neighboring South Carolina....

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...

River Trail (SC)

SC - 0.9 miles

Notice: As at September 2020, River Park has been closed temporarily for capital improvements. There is no entry or exit from the trail from this access point. Please use the Celriver Access point...

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

NC - 13.5 miles

If you enjoy rail-trails that flaunt their railroading past, you're sure to love the Thermal Belt Rail-Trail. The trail begins in Gilkey, and a recent extension takes it over 13 miles southeast to...

Southport Road Path

SC - 3 miles

Southport Road Path follows the south side of Southport Road from Cedar Springs Road to South Avenue. Heading west from Cedar Springs Road, the multi-use path passes the 295 Sports Complex, a DMV...

River Trail (SC)

SC - 0.9 miles

Notice: As at September 2020, River Park has been closed temporarily for capital improvements. There is no entry or exit from the trail from this access point. Please use the Celriver Access point...

York Bicycle Trail

SC - 1 miles

In northern South Carolina, only about 30 miles southwest of Charlotte, lies the quaint city of York. A paved bicycle trail runs through the heart of the community from its city park to its recreation...

Accordion

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 1.9 miles

The Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail is just a short segment of what will eventually become the 12-mile Hub City Connector, which itself will be part of the larger Palmetto Trail, a proposed 425-mile...

Cleveland Park Spur

SC - 1.2 miles

This 1.2 mile paved path meanders through Greenville's Cleveland Park, following Richland Creek and providing access to the downtown recreation area's various features. The trail surface is smooth...

Croft Passage (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 12.6 miles

Note: Due to the recent flooding, the Advance America Bridge along the Croft Passage has been washed away. The bridge was located between the southern trailhead and mile marker 1 and crossed over...

Three Creeks Trail (SC)

SC - 1.2 miles

The Three Creeks Trail adds about a mile to Spartanburg's growing network of trails, christened the Daniel Morgan Trail System or "The Dan" for short. The 10-ft wide paved trail stretches between...

Pavilion Recreation Complex Trail

SC - 0.5 miles

This .5-mile paved trail loops around the athletic fields at the Pavilion Recreation Complex. It replaced the unofficial gravel path left after the railroad tracks for a children's miniature ride were...

Liberty Trail (Palmetto Trail)

SC - 0.6 miles

In the heart of busy Spartanburg, the Liberty Trail provides a beautiful oasis through a garden, along a tree-lined brook that cascades over a series of granite steps into a pool. Although only 0.5...

Duncan Park Trail

SC - 1 miles

The trail extends from the dam at Duncan Park Lake and courses through the park to near Union Street by the baseball stadium. The path is a gradual hill (up or down, depending on your direction of...

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...

Highland Rail Trail

NC - 1.6 miles

Highland Rail Trail is named for the neighborhood that it runs adjacent to as it travels through Gastonia along the former Carolina and Northwestern (C&NW) Railway. Although short, it offers an...

Cottonwood Trail (SC)

SC - 1.25 miles

A natural-surface trail that runs through the gorgeous Edwin M. Griffin Preserve just outside the center of Spartanburg, the Cottonwood Trail offers a lovely path into the wooded landscape surrounding...

Grace Street Greenway

SC - 0.4 miles

Built on a former railroad track, the Grace Street Greenway is short, but offers those on foot a convenient and pleasant alternative to busier streets. Starting by the intersection of Reynolds Street...

Twelve Mile Creek Trail

SC - 3.2 miles

The Twelve Mile Creek Trail, which runs through Walnut Creek Park and the Walnut Creek neighborhood in Lancaster, is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a growing trail network of more than 200 miles...

Wetland Trail

SC - 0.5 miles

The Wetland Trail is a .4-mile meander through River Park toward the Catawba River. Beginning by the segment of Quality Circle that starts as Keith Drive, the trail continues as an elevated boardwalk...

Pacolet Nature Trail

SC - 0.9 miles

The Pacolet Nature Trail is a paved trail in the quiet rural community of Pacolet, located along the banks of the Pacolet River. The trail matches the sleepy nature of the town, providing trail users...

Lindsay Pettus Greenway

SC - 2 miles

Running through the City of Lancaster, the Lindsay Pettus Greenway is a hard surface, ADA compliant multi-use trail that connects neighborhoods, schools, and local businesses, as well as providing...

West Cambridge Trail

SC - 1.5 miles

West Cambridge Park and Trail are examples of a community turning its former railroad assets into treasured community recreation spaces. The 11 acre-park occupies the site of an old railroad switching...

Recent Trail Reviews

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.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Great ride esp on weekday mornings

September, 2022 by iretireu

We love this ride.

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Update

September, 2022 by wqc5m2qfj9

9/12/22 -- Downed trees are now taken care of.

Accordion

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.

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Trail is blocked by downed trees about a mile west of Hwy 176.

August, 2022 by jamwall

Trail is blocked by downed trees about a mile west of Hwy 176.

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

River Birch Trail

Great addition to Spartanburg’s “Dan” trail system

June, 2022 by gwpurinton

The River Birch trail is a welcome addition to the Daniel Morgan trail system. Currently about a mile long from the bridge on Sydnor to the bridge on East Main Street. Will eventually connect to a section currently under construction through Whites Mill neighborhood. This will connect the River Birch trail to Drayton, essentially tripling the amount of trail and greatly increasing pedestrian and bike access.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

A Fun Ride

May, 2022 by gary.kirkland

Is Spindale a great name for a trailhead town or what? We started there, went south to Forest City, then all the way north to Gilkey, finishing back in Spindale. This gave us the shady north section coming and going in the hottest part of the day. The nicest things about this trail were all the people who were using it, and the variety of people enjoying it. One of the smoothest trails I have ever ridden.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Great exercise

May, 2022 by maddoxfour

The very beginning in Gilkey, NC to Ruth, NC and then from Harris parking to Forest City are the bests parts of this 13.5 stretch of trail. The parts in middle are mostly Urban and I did see that the maintainers of the Rails to trail are working diligently trying to clean up some sections along with working with businesses along the trail to make it more appealing. We just need more business to step up and do their part. They have their work cut out for them just pass Spindale, NC to the Harris Street parking in Forest City, NC

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

it’s a jewel, but…

April, 2022 by rputnamnc

…we had plans to ride from Reedy River to Travelers Rest and back. Great parking garage right near the park and trail. Really a great setup for walking the dog and other activities. Tons of restaurants, bars and shops near downtown. That said, I won’t make another attempt at riding this trail again on a Saturday. Way, way too crowded with people for me to feel comfortable riding, and one road crossing on a high speed road that I loathed. Honestly, if you can handle the crowds, you will love it. It’s one of the best things about Greenville and more confident riders can easily build a fun weekend around it.

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

Absolutely Superb in Every Way!

April, 2022 by thejake91739

In our attempt to ride our bikes in all fifty states, we decided on the Swamp Rabbit for our South Carolina achievement. We had optimistic expectations for this highly regarded trail, and we were not let down!

We stayed in a Hampton Inn directly across the trail in Travelers Rest. This was a great location not only for jumping on the trail and pedaling the ten miles to Greenville, but to also take advantage of the charming Main Street of Travelers Rest.

With the thermometer reading forty-two degrees at the outset of our early morning ride in a late March, these two Southern Californians braved the cold to enjoy the beautiful ride through the woods toward Greenville. The trail was fairly flat, smooth, and being taken advantage of by locals out for their early morning walks and jogs.

The highlight for me was reaching downtown Greenville and experiencing the Reedy River and its falls area. Greenville has done a superb job around the falls with exquisite architecture, art installations, and landscaping to enhance the enjoyment of the Reedy Falls area. We continued on for a couple more miles as far as the zoo. It was worth it for more river, art, and beautiful landscape views.

Even though we were in a downtown area, we felt totally safe. Lots of extremely friendly locals, tourists, and families were enjoying the falls, gardens, and trails. This is certainly a destination trail not to be missed. Kudos to Prisma Health for financing and developing this trail and to Greenville and Travelers Rest for maintaining this exceptional trail!

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