Laurens, SC Birding Trails and Maps

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Belton Rail Trail (SC)

1.2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Butterfly Branch Greenway

0.5 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Cottonwood Trail (SC)

1.25 mi
State: SC
Dirt

Doodle Rail Trail

8.4 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Duncan Park Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Glendale Shoals Trail

0.6 mi
State: SC
Dirt

Heritage Trail (SC)

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Liberty Trail (Palmetto Trail)

0.6 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Lyman Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

1.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Ninety Six Town Trail

1.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Pacolet Nature Trail

0.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

10.2 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

River Birch Trail

0.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Gravel

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Grass

Southport Road Path

3 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Ten Governors Rail Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Wadsworth Trail

2.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The trail runs from the heart of Belton north towards Williamston. Beginning from the Belton Library, the trail travels north within the former Southern Railway corridor, paralleling Main Street. The...
SC 1.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 19.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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
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
The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...
SC 9 mi Asphalt, Grass
This multi-use path follows the south side of Southport Road, from Cedar Springs Road heading west to South Avenue. It passes the 295 Sports Complex, a DMV office and a water treatment plant before...
SC 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...
SC 1 mi Asphalt
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

beautiful urban trail

January, 2021 by kappamega_tl

With few easy road crossing- the trail takes one past some beautiful old architecture buildings Easy parking and not very crowded. Walking on this trail is more fulfilling then biking.

Doodle Rail Trail

parking question

January, 2021 by kappamega_tl

Are they road side parking along the trail ? With special needs I can only walk - so I did 1.5 miles from endpoints. I want to do some midsection too.

Doodle Rail Trail

Local favorite

December, 2020 by srael

The Doodle is a beautiful, versatile trail. Challenging hills, sweet slopes to glide down and beautiful vistas make for a pleasant eight mile ride. Sixteen total miles will give you the good cardio workout you are looking for without unpleasant broken pavement.

Accordion

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

Improvements in Progress

December, 2020 by litespeedvb

Back in October 2020 they started repaving the SRT at the Greenville city line and are heading north to Travelers Rest. They are currently about half-way done (5 miles) and are expected to finish by the end of the year. Hallelujah!

Now let’s hope the city of Greenville gets on-board to fix the southern portion of the trail.

Doodle Rail Trail

The Doodle Trail

November, 2020 by joeruminski

My wife and I decided to try a new to us trail that we could get to and back in a day from Asheville. The Doodle ended up our destination. We had a great ride. Met friendly people, nice trail had a great lunch in Easley and a good ride back to Pickens. We ride a tandem recumbent bike and had no problems with the hills. We will go back.

Prisma Health 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.

Prisma Health 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..

Prisma Health 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.

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

Nice Ride

October, 2020 by malcolmwheels

What I like about this trail is that it passes through a heavily wooded area passing over streams and rivers. Very scenic. Also i have never seen more than a few other people when I’ve been there. There are two easy road crossings. Unfortunately one of the bridges has no side rails and some of the boards are in need of repair so use caution when crossing. The trail is somewhat rocky but much improved o er what it used to be.

Prisma Health 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.

Heritage Trail (SC)

Best kept secret of Greenwood

August, 2020 by ran2slow

This trail is great place for the serious runner to do time trials, which is probably why it is used for a few local races. It's mostly flat with only one incline. Some people are scared of running here because of a quarter mile stretch through a rough-looking neighborhood but after running here weekly for 18 years I've never had a problem. The surface is blacktop and has only a few small patches where freezing has caused the surface to heave up. I like to park near the fountain in uptown Greenwood and run the sidewalk south for a half mile until I hit the trail at the railroad museum. Alternatively, I like to park at the end at Florida Avenue. You can tack on extra mileage by running through Mathews Mill Village or around uptown Greenwood. There is a water fountain near Howard's on Main, just a few hundred yards of the fountain. I wish the city and county cared more about this trail and maintained it regularly - they only seem to pay attention to it before the Festival of Flowers in June.

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