Spartanburg, SC Bike Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway

1.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Belton Rail Trail (SC)

1.2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Brevard Bike Path

5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

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

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

Lyman Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

1.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Oklawaha Greenway

3.25 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Pacolet Nature Trail

0.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Purple Martin Greenway

1.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

River Birch Trail

0.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Gravel

Southport Road Path

3 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

13.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Three Creeks Trail (SC)

1.2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Wadsworth Trail

2.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Closure Notice: Starting in 2020 and continuing through 2021, portions of the Swamp Rabbit Trail will be subject to ongoing closures for trail repaving. Please consult with the official site for the...
SC 19.5 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
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
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
Accordion
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 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
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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Trails by activity

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...

Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway

NC - 1.9 miles

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mary Black Foundation Rail 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...

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...

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...

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...

Southport Road Path

SC - 3 miles

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway

NC - 1.9 miles

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....

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

Mary Black Foundation Rail 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Belton Rail Trail (SC)

SC - 1.2 miles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway

NC - 1.9 miles

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....

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...

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...

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...

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

SC - 19.5 miles

Closure Notice: Starting in 2020 and continuing through 2021, portions of the Swamp Rabbit Trail will be subject to ongoing closures for trail repaving. Please consult with the official site for the...

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...

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...

Southport Road Path

SC - 3 miles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mary Black Foundation Rail 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...

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...

Belton Rail Trail (SC)

SC - 1.2 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Doodle Rail Trail

Bridge out!

November, 2021 by joyruebush

We started out in Easley, the parking lot is not very big and we were pulling a trailer which we had to park behind a restaurant across the street. Not a big deal, but just be aware if you are in anything bigger than a car. We came to a dead end at one of the bridges that had huge holes in it. So we never made it to Pickens because of this as we saw no signs to get around this. So I estimate the last 2 miles were not traveled. So we just turned around and returned to the start and started the trail again! Nice city trail except for the bridge out.

Brevard Bike Path

Easy town ride

October, 2021 by swordinhandnow

First time riding. Short and easy. Gravel path on last bit a little narrow and challenging to avoid walker’s. Lovely. It would be nice to finish or widen last half.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Great ride!

October, 2021 by schottme

This was our first ride on a rail trail and we loved it. Not crowded at all, smooth surface and beautiful scenery.

Accordion

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

Great Trail…poor signage

September, 2021 by sandymo

Rode end to end on the largest section of the trail from Greenville to past Travelers Rest and back. As others have said, finding the “real” trail out of town is pretty tough. There are way too many unmarked options. We tried two before finally finding a third and following a few cyclists that looked like they were riding for some distance. It’s beautiful in the city, but they really do need good signage. This is also a trail to cruise and enjoy until you get well out of town. Its crowded, even on a Wednesday.

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

Sunday Afternoons Cleveland park and beyond airplane

September, 2021 by rlbullock

Too crowded with walkers and little kids for a pleasant ride. Groups of walkers block path and do not move to side. Some areas too narrow and with blind corners. Two bike wrecks I know of in 40 minutes due to walkers and little kids running out in front of bikes. Not a good experience.

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

Great for all ages!

September, 2021 by danadeaton

We rode from Travelers Rest to the swamp rabbit café and grocery. Perfect place to stop and have a wonderful lunch! The path was smooth, mostly level and shady. Even in 80° it was a comfortable ride.

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

This trail has potential

September, 2021 by robert.richter89

I rode 14 miles of the Swamp Rabbit Trail starting in Traveler's Rest and ending at the trail's end near Greenville Tech. The fundamentals for a great trail experience is here it just needs more investment in signage to bring it to its full potential.

Traveler's Rest is a perfect trail town and provides many options to get something to eat, shop and multiple locations to lock up your bike. You can tell that the town has really embraced the Swamp Rabbit Trail; its a shame that they don't have great signage to direct you to the trail or to find a good parking spot on the trail. Within the first quarter mile I had to use my phone to figure out that the trail continued across the street because there was no signage directing me there and it was not so obvious as the trail is tucked behind the sidewalk.

As you leave Traveler's Rest the signage for the Swamp Rabbit Trail does come into play but it still is confusing to find and stay on the trail through Furman University, the Cancer Survivors Park, and a playground by the local zoo. All of these points provided great scenery and multiple options for food I just wish it was more obvious which paved section was the actual trail.

The Swamp Rabbit Trail website is very detailed and I wish the actual trail had as much thought put into it as the website does. The trail itself is in very good condition which made riding an enjoyable experience. I can tell that the local communities have invested a lot of time and money into this trail; a small investment in better signage will make this trail a five star trail.

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

Rode it again

September, 2021 by kjclow

This time we started and ended in Travelers Rest. Lots of dining options that are open later than the Swamp Rabbit. Makes it easier to plan an all day ride when you're not limited by the clock. Start of the trail was more crowded with walkers and younger riders. Once we got through the first mile or two, everyone spaced out. My only complaint is that many of the faster riders did not think it important to annouce themselves. This is not unique to the Swamp Rabbit Trail but just seems to be more common this year.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Great Fitness Trail

August, 2021 by sandymo

We rode end to end and back yesterday on our tandem. It’s a very nicely done trail and the pavement is smooth as silk. It’s probably not a destination trail, but if you’re in the area, you don’t want to miss it. There are plenty of places to grab a drink or a bit to eat. There is a bike shop in Spindale. The at-grade crossings are plentiful in a few of the towns, but we still managed a decent pace and the crossings were well marked and safe.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Great trail, with 1 caveat

August, 2021 by daveconnelly

The Thermal Belt is a lovely trail, now with a smooth, 12' asphalt surface. It's the 2nd longest rail-trail in NC, after the American Tobacco Trail. The one caution: Be careful not to let your front wheel wander off the pavement. There's a 3" drop-off to loose gravel shoulders. Those shoulders slope away from the pavement. So your next destination is a ditch. If Rutherford County will build up the shoulders, then the Thermal Belt will become much safer.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Trail is marked open from dawn to dusk

August, 2021 by claypigion

Trail is marked open from dawn to dusk

Shelby Rail-Trail

broken trail

August, 2021 by wilsonanthonyfilm

We attempted to go along the trail to enjoy the bridge shown in the pictures but it was very apparent once arriving that it no longer exists. Not sure at which point it was dismantled but be prepared not to be able to go from one end of the trail to the other.

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