Waynesville, NC Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Waynesville, NC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail and Nantahala Bikeway. With more than 13 trails covering 62 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
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Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

2.5 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt, Woodchips

Brevard Bike Path

5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Doodle Rail Trail

8.4 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

French Broad River Greenway

3.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Glenn's Creek Greenway

1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Little Tennessee River Greenway (Franklin)

5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Gravel

Nantahala Bikeway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Oconaluftee River Trail

1.5 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Oklawaha Greenway

3.25 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Point Lookout Trail

3.63 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Riverwalk Greenway (Pigeon Forge)

4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Townsend Historical Trail

9 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Veterans Boulevard Greenway

4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This moderately difficult walk follows the bed of railroad that was never completed—the America Civil War got in the way of SC Statesman John C. Calhoun's rail dream. They did get as far as starting...
SC 2.5 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Woodchips
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...
NC 5 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 8 miles and includes...
SC 8.4 mi Asphalt
The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek River Park, Carrier Park, and French Broad River Park. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of...
NC 3.5 mi Asphalt
Glens Creek Greenway is a one-mile shared use trail in Asheville, North Carolina. It stretches between Weaver Park and Broadway St. Although short, the trail connects to destinations including Weaver...
NC 1 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...
SC 19.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Little Tennessee River Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River and a tributary, Cartoogechaye Creek. There are plans to extend the greenway from Suli Marsh, at Arthur Drake Road to Lake Emory,...
NC 5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The 1.2-mile Nantahala Bikeway extends from National Forest Rd./Winding Stairs Rd. to the Nantahala Gorge raft launch site in the Nantahala National Forest. A half-mile of the trail follows an...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Oconaluftee River Trail is a popular 3 mile out-and-back trail along the banks of the river of the same name. The popular gravel trail is one of two in the Smokey Mountains National Park that...
NC 1.5 mi Dirt
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...
NC 3.25 mi Asphalt
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...
NC 3.63 mi Asphalt
Riverwalk Greenway is a beautiful multiuse trail in the resort town of Pigeon Forge in east Tennessee. While the town is better known for its tourist attractions (it's home to Dollyworld, a Dolly...
TN 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The town of Townsend is probably known as being one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike...
TN 9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This dedicated off-street pathway runs parallel to Veterans Boulevard connecting Sevierville to Pigeon Forge. The trail heads south to Goldrush Road, across from the Dolllyworld Splash Country. It is...
TN 4 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Little Tennessee River Greenway (Franklin)

NC - 5 miles

The Little Tennessee River Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River and a tributary, Cartoogechaye Creek. There are plans to extend the greenway from Suli Marsh, at Arthur Drake Road to Lake Emory,...

Riverwalk Greenway (Pigeon Forge)

TN - 4 miles

Riverwalk Greenway is a beautiful multiuse trail in the resort town of Pigeon Forge in east Tennessee. While the town is better known for its tourist attractions (it's home to Dollyworld, a Dolly...

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...

Nantahala Bikeway

NC - 1.2 miles

The 1.2-mile Nantahala Bikeway extends from National Forest Rd./Winding Stairs Rd. to the Nantahala Gorge raft launch site in the Nantahala National Forest. A half-mile of the trail follows an...

Accordion

Doodle Rail Trail

SC - 8.4 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 8 miles and includes...

French Broad River Greenway

NC - 3.5 miles

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

Veterans Boulevard Greenway

TN - 4 miles

This dedicated off-street pathway runs parallel to Veterans Boulevard connecting Sevierville to Pigeon Forge. The trail heads south to Goldrush Road, across from the Dolllyworld Splash Country. It is...

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...

Oconaluftee River Trail

NC - 1.5 miles

The Oconaluftee River Trail is a popular 3 mile out-and-back trail along the banks of the river of the same name. The popular gravel trail is one of two in the Smokey Mountains National Park that...

Townsend Historical Trail

TN - 9 miles

The town of Townsend is probably known as being one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike...

Glenn's Creek Greenway

NC - 1 miles

Glens Creek Greenway is a one-mile shared use trail in Asheville, North Carolina. It stretches between Weaver Park and Broadway St. Although short, the trail connects to destinations including Weaver...

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...

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...

Riverwalk Greenway (Pigeon Forge)

TN - 4 miles

Riverwalk Greenway is a beautiful multiuse trail in the resort town of Pigeon Forge in east Tennessee. While the town is better known for its tourist attractions (it's home to Dollyworld, a Dolly...

French Broad River Greenway

NC - 3.5 miles

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

Townsend Historical Trail

TN - 9 miles

The town of Townsend is probably known as being one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike...

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...

Accordion

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...

Nantahala Bikeway

NC - 1.2 miles

The 1.2-mile Nantahala Bikeway extends from National Forest Rd./Winding Stairs Rd. to the Nantahala Gorge raft launch site in the Nantahala National Forest. A half-mile of the trail follows an...

Little Tennessee River Greenway (Franklin)

NC - 5 miles

The Little Tennessee River Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River and a tributary, Cartoogechaye Creek. There are plans to extend the greenway from Suli Marsh, at Arthur Drake Road to Lake Emory,...

Veterans Boulevard Greenway

TN - 4 miles

This dedicated off-street pathway runs parallel to Veterans Boulevard connecting Sevierville to Pigeon Forge. The trail heads south to Goldrush Road, across from the Dolllyworld Splash Country. It is...

Oconaluftee River Trail

NC - 1.5 miles

The Oconaluftee River Trail is a popular 3 mile out-and-back trail along the banks of the river of the same name. The popular gravel trail is one of two in the Smokey Mountains National Park that...

Glenn's Creek Greenway

NC - 1 miles

Glens Creek Greenway is a one-mile shared use trail in Asheville, North Carolina. It stretches between Weaver Park and Broadway St. Although short, the trail connects to destinations including Weaver...

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...

Doodle Rail Trail

SC - 8.4 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 8 miles and includes...

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

SC - 2.5 miles

This moderately difficult walk follows the bed of railroad that was never completed—the America Civil War got in the way of SC Statesman John C. Calhoun's rail dream. They did get as far as starting...

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...

Nantahala Bikeway

NC - 1.2 miles

The 1.2-mile Nantahala Bikeway extends from National Forest Rd./Winding Stairs Rd. to the Nantahala Gorge raft launch site in the Nantahala National Forest. A half-mile of the trail follows an...

Riverwalk Greenway (Pigeon Forge)

TN - 4 miles

Riverwalk Greenway is a beautiful multiuse trail in the resort town of Pigeon Forge in east Tennessee. While the town is better known for its tourist attractions (it's home to Dollyworld, a Dolly...

Glenn's Creek Greenway

NC - 1 miles

Glens Creek Greenway is a one-mile shared use trail in Asheville, North Carolina. It stretches between Weaver Park and Broadway St. Although short, the trail connects to destinations including Weaver...

Little Tennessee River Greenway (Franklin)

NC - 5 miles

The Little Tennessee River Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River and a tributary, Cartoogechaye Creek. There are plans to extend the greenway from Suli Marsh, at Arthur Drake Road to Lake Emory,...

Accordion

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...

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...

Oconaluftee River Trail

NC - 1.5 miles

The Oconaluftee River Trail is a popular 3 mile out-and-back trail along the banks of the river of the same name. The popular gravel trail is one of two in the Smokey Mountains National Park that...

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...

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

SC - 2.5 miles

This moderately difficult walk follows the bed of railroad that was never completed—the America Civil War got in the way of SC Statesman John C. Calhoun's rail dream. They did get as far as starting...

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...

French Broad River Greenway

NC - 3.5 miles

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

Townsend Historical Trail

TN - 9 miles

The town of Townsend is probably known as being one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The small town, however, has its own charms, including this beautiful hike-and-bike...

Doodle Rail Trail

SC - 8.4 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 8 miles and includes...

Veterans Boulevard Greenway

TN - 4 miles

This dedicated off-street pathway runs parallel to Veterans Boulevard connecting Sevierville to Pigeon Forge. The trail heads south to Goldrush Road, across from the Dolllyworld Splash Country. It is...

Recent Trail Reviews

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Portions Closed

October, 2020 by csgreene2005

Trail is nice and would have enjoyed more except portions of the trail are closed for maintenance. We parked at Travelers Rest with intention of riding to Greenville. Being new to riding though, lesson learned. Rating would be higher, but trail is in need of repair.

Doodle Rail Trail

pick this one

October, 2020 by dudleyd

Have to give the Doodle a 5 due to its varied terrain and smooth surface. Compared to the Swamp Rabbit we rode the day before this was a breath of fresh air. Plenty of amenities at the terminals. Riders and runners were super friendly. Don’t miss this one. May not be as long but I’d say ride it twice or three times if it miles you want but broken pavement you’re looking to miss.

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

swamp rabbit confusion

October, 2020 by dudleyd

Very bumpy, poor maint on travelers rest to berea section. Detours not marked at all. Downtown section signage is non existent and white arrows only add to confusion. Some pamphlets with maps would be a great help...if you’re going to brag on this trail, make it rideable end to end. Also food along the trail is crazy expensive....ham and cheese $11, really..

Accordion

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Nice Trail

October, 2020 by longellob

We really enjoy the Swamp Rabbit. The path is showing signs of wear with cracks and bumps where tree roots are growing. It is in the process of being redone. We've ridden both weekend and weekday and much prefer weekday riding. The path can get pretty crowded and not everyone obeys the rules of the road. Over all, it's a great ride with great places to stop and shop or eat.

Point Lookout Trail

CBR's

October, 2020 by cbrichardson64

We thoroughly enjoyed our great walking experience on this trail. One request we might suggest is a better observance of verbal announcements by cyclists approaching hikers from behind on the trail. Pls announce your approach as trail protocol requires. Collision between a bike tracking at high speed and an inspecting walker can end tragically. All in all, a great experience.

Little Tennessee River Greenway (Franklin)

Beaitiful day! Well kept tail, some packed gravel. Two bathrooms, lots of bridges and a butterfly garden! AWESOME DAY!!¿

October, 2020 by marysconnor

Beaitiful day! Well kept tail, some packed gravel. Two bathrooms, lots of bridges and a butterfly garden! AWESOME DAY!!¿

French Broad River Greenway

Great easy ride through parks and urban settings. Not challenging and nicely paved

October, 2020 by gusarmbruster

Great easy ride through parks and urban settings. Not challenging and nicely paved

Point Lookout Trail

We rode up with our bicycles. Took roughly 45 minutes with stops to take in the beautiful views. Recommend starting from the bottom (park right outside of the church) and ride up. The ride down is amazing! Enjoy!

October, 2020 by gusarmbruster

We rode up with our bicycles. Took roughly 45 minutes with stops to take in the beautiful views. Recommend starting from the bottom (park right outside of the church) and ride up. The ride down is amazing! Enjoy!

Point Lookout Trail

October fun

October, 2020 by candace storrer

Beautiful views. Perfect ride for electric bike fun!

Oklawaha Greenway

Nice Mountain ride

October, 2020 by resifenceinc

Smooth path very well marked in the beautiful NC Mountains. One note don't go on it after a storm. It's next to Mud Creek and it will dump lots of mud on the trail.

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

Peaceful....once you find it!

September, 2020 by nealshop1

Wanted to provide additional sets for anyone interested in this trail. This trail does NOT lead to the Stumphouse tunnel. Finding the trailhead was a challenge for us, so I want to provide details: Park in the Isaqueena Falls lot and walk across the little wood bridge from the lot toward the falls. As soon as you cross the bridge bear left and you'll see the trailhead sign. The beginning of the trail is TOUGH...narrow, steep uphill, lots of rocks and roots. Just push through that first part and the rest is easier. Character limit here won't let me post more, see TripAdvisor.

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Roadies Beware

September, 2020 by litespeedvb

This trail is the safest route for cyclists wanting to get from Greenville to Travelers Rest and beyond. Unfortunately the trail surface is so rough and broken throughout much of its length that it makes for an extremely unpleasant riding experience for road bikes.

I recommend a bike with suspension when cycling the Swamp Rabbit, or road bikes avoid the use of this trail.

According to Bike Walk Greenville both the city and county have been made aware of the terrible surface conditions on the Swamp Rabbit trail, but they continue to do nothing to make the situation better.

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