Lexington, SC Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Cathedral Aisle Trail

0.8 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Sand

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

10.8 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Sand

Pelion Rail Trail

0.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Sumter Cypress Trail

6.2 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Vista Greenway

0.8 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Ten Governors Rail Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Three Rivers Greenway

19.4 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Ninety Six Town Trail

1.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Congaree Boardwalk Loop

2.4 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt

Palmetto Parkway Bike Path

4.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Shot Pouch Greenway

3.4 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Wateree Passage (Palmetto Trail)

11.4 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass, Sand

Williston Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Cathedral Aisle Trail is part of a 65-mile network within Aiken's protected Hitchcock Woods. Open since September 1939, this lush forest path is among the nation's oldest rail-trails. Though it...
SC 0.8 mi Dirt, Sand
Overview About 30 miles northwest of Columbia, the Peak to Prosperity Passage offers a scenic, shaded route along the right-of-way of a former Norfolk Southern Railroad corridor. Popular with dog...
SC 10.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Sand
The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...
SC 0.8 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...
SC 6.2 mi Dirt, Grass
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...
SC 0.8 mi 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
Overview The Three Rivers Greenway occupies most of the waterfront real estate through Columbia, South Carolina. The many segments of the trail run along the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree Rivers. The...
SC 19.4 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 Congaree Boardwalk Loop is a popular trail located in the Congaree National Park in Richland, South Carolina. This 2.4-mile loop is an excellent way to explore the beautiful landscape of this...
SC 2.4 mi Boardwalk, Dirt
Built alongside the busy Interstate-520 (known as the Palmetto Parkway along this stretch), North Augusta's Palmetto Parkway Bike Path offers a trail experience much more pleasant and scenic than its...
SC 4.8 mi Asphalt
The Shot Pouch Greenway is a multiuse trail connecting Dillon Park and Swan Lake-Iris Gardens in the city of Sumter. Serving as a vital transportation link for the surrounding communities, the trail...
SC 3.4 mi Asphalt
Wateree Passage is part of the Palmetto Trail, a developing trail system that stretches over 500 miles across the state. The trail is known for its wildlife, including deer, wild turkey, and a variety...
SC 11.4 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass, Sand
The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...
SC 1.6 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Three Rivers Greenway

My home greenway

June, 2024 by 42htvtdgh6

It’s not perfect , but it is to me. I always start in the south at the Timmerman trail head near I-77 . You go north & follow to the connection at the boat ramp, then follow the signs for the on street connection to the next portion moving north . I look forward to the river decks reopening and doing the whole trail again! The trail does get busy near the West Columbia Main Street area, but that’s most trails. Stay south if you are looking for fewer folks on the trail.

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

fun nature ride

May, 2024 by 42htvtdgh6

I did the whole trail & back, during the week after lunch at Wises bbq. I only encountered one dog walking couple & disturbed 2 basking black snakes . I did hit a a hole someone may have intentionally dug at the end in Pomaria. I thought I popped my front tire & had to do some acrobatics, but unscathed luckily. I did fill in the hole . I saw a review that said “there isn’t much scenery!” I found myself screaming “ this is beautiful sc back woods nature” I throughly enjoyed it ! Definitely different than most trails & little rougher,but great !

Three Rivers Greenway

Don’t bother with the canal section

May, 2024 by ctgwrcfzvj

It is not connected to the other side of the river. Live and learn, I will start further down the trail on the west side of the river next time.

Accordion

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

clean, easy trail

January, 2024 by bransom49

Rucked it up and back yesterday, full trail. Super clean, easy trail. No incline. Minimal views, good for getting in your miles. Rocks were a pain in the a**. Definitely need some trail friendly shoes. Feet got beat up pretty good. Some campsites along small streams. 6/10. Good for getting time on feet. Won’t be back except for straight forward mileage. Bikes would be solid for stacking miles on a simple trail.

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

not meant for running

December, 2023 by amaybach

Just want to let runners know this trail has a very irregular surface with rocks and grassy patches. I don’t recommend it for running.

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Perfect Gravel Bike Trail Training Ride

December, 2023 by rwest3

I regularly ride the Trail for training. Once you clear the walkers at the trailheads you can complete efforts with no stops. Several sections have big, loose rock so you’ll want to let some air out.

Sumter Cypress Trail

good run

October, 2023 by tayloratkinson39

Never ran this before. It hasn’t rained in a week or so. The trail was maintained and looks great! 6.2 mile complete

Pelion Rail Trail

Level, peaceful trial

September, 2023 by scknothead

I enjoy walking and jogging this trail. It’s a great way to get a quick workout into your day.

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

It’s a nice ride

June, 2023 by lzrus2018

Did the whole thing yesterday (and of course back). It’s in great shape. Some rocky stretches that is akin to riding in a gravel road. But those are infrequent and temporary. A couple dead spots in a couple trellises but a very nice ride and other than the first terrain after leaving the eastern parking it’s flat.

Cathedral Aisle Trail

Hitchcock Woodd

January, 2023 by errn94

If you are lucky enough to regularly ride a horse, you are indeed a lucky person. If you are a horse person and have an opportunity to ride in Hitchcock Woods then you are a rarified rider for sure. The beauty, peace, depth and rare expanse of Hitchcock Woods is a place that defies description. Whether you walk/run or ride the trails of Hitchcock Woods I doubt you will find many places that will surpass its beauty. Trails by the names such as Devils backbone, Cathedral Aisle, Swampy Cut loop, Mrs. Allen’s ride and Lovers Lane in itself will entice any adventurer to step into this fairytale forest. You won’t be disappointed. Hitchcock woods is a rare gem, a preserved urban forest thanks to the Hitchcock families’ fore-site to maintain an equestrian ‘play ground’ for future generations.

Peak to Prosperity Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Update

September, 2022 by wqc5m2qfj9

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

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.

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