Sumter, SC Walking Trails and Maps

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Florence Rail Trail (SC)

3.2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt

Hartsville Bicycle Path

6.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Sumter Cypress Trail

6.2 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Vista Greenway

0.8 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Lake Moultrie Passage (Palmetto Trail)

26.7 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

42 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Three Rivers Greenway

19.4 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Congaree Boardwalk Loop

2.4 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt

Shot Pouch Greenway

3.4 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Timmonsville Rail-Trail

0.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Wateree Passage (Palmetto Trail)

11.4 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass, Sand
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
In 2003 the South Carolina Governor's Council on Physical Fitness recognized the Florence Rail-Trail Committee with a community award for its work on this tree-lined trail, which connects the Ebenezer...
SC 3.2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt
To increase the level of safety for those bicycling, the City of Hartsville developed the bike paths that form this route. Beginning by the intersection of Sunset Dr and W Carolina Ave, the route...
SC 6.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
This 26.7-mile segment of the Palmetto Trail meanders along the shores of Lake Moultrie, a 60,000-acre lake in Berkeley County. The Lake Moultrie Passage offers spectacular views of the water and a...
SC 26.7 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand
The Swamp Fox Trail is one of South Carolina Lowcountry's oldest trails and offers a long, flat, one-way journey through the swampy wetlands and coastal pine forests of Francis Marion National Forest....
SC 42 mi Dirt, Grass
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 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
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
Although the Timmonsville Rail-Trail is just a few blocks long, it runs along Main Street through the heart of this small community. The paved pathway offers a pleasant, tree-dotted route to homes and...
SC 0.4 mi Concrete
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

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.

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.

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

Accordion

Hartsville Bicycle Path

calling it a bicycle path is questionable

July, 2023 by pattymc58

Most of this path is a lane along the main roadway. The city does not keep the bike lane clear of debris. The way people drive in Hartsville, not a safe or enjoyable ride in my opinion and certainly shouldn't be considered a bike trail! Hartsville has a long way to go to accommodate bicycles.

Hartsville Bicycle Path

Easy and paved ride

June, 2023 by jhessian333

This is a paved path or sidewalk route in and around Hartsville. Easy and pretty ride. We completed on a Sunday morning without many folks out and about. W Homes is a busy street. If there were walkers, not sure I would want to bike on that road.

Lake Moultrie Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Biking Palmetto trail Lake Moultrie Passage

May, 2023 by sawbuck25

Wife and I live in Bonneau Beach, which is on east side of Lake Moultrie and this portion of the trail is where we ride our recumbent trikes. The southern end joins the Swampfox passage at a parking area just off highway 52 . From the parking area you cross 52 (be carefull) to begin and in about 1/2 mile you will be on the eastern dike of Lake Moultrie heading north to the town of Bonneau Beach. A better parking area is near Shortstay (military recreation area) at the end of Old Black Oak road. Here you can enter a pedestrian gate and takes you right up to the dike, no highway or railway to cross, If eligible, the Shortstay RV park is a great way to camp and enjoy the trail. Heading north , this portion of the dike is packed gravel and stone, and ends at the community of Bonneau Beach. There is a small parking area at this Black Oak RD access point. Evelyns Diner is great for breakfast and further down Black Oak Rd towards the lake is the Watermark restaurant, good food and drink. It's a 2 mile ride through the community to get to the next section of the eastern dike. The entrance and small parking clearing can be hard to find as it is tucked back off General Moultrie Rd and Martin drive (not marked). The dike is actually labeled as Pooshee Plantation Rd on Google Maps. This portion of the trail is our favorite and travels the dike along the lake with wetlands and chances to see wildlife are assured. It is a two track path made up of packed finer gravel. There is also a primitive camping area (no facilities) We like to end our ride and picnic at the Amos Lee Gourdine boat ramp and beach area. The total distance from Shortstay going north to the Gourdine boat ramp area is about 15 miles. The trail continues along side the rediversion canal, crossing over the canal, but soon becomes unrideable especially for our trikes. The portion that I have covered in this review is the only part of the trail that I have found bike ridable especially a recumbent trike.

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Work in progress.

March, 2023 by sawbuck25

Wife and I live nearby (Bonneau Beach) and occasionally hike this trail. Many improvements are either completed or in the works such as walking bridges etc. I would recommend this trail for hiking but it has a long way to go to make it bike friendly. For those that would like to cycle in this area, I would highly recommend the Lake Moultrie Passage (an adjacent section of the Palmetto trail which runs along Lake Moultrie.) Trailink does not list this section which is mostly gravel and much more suited to bicycling. In fact, we ride our recumbent trikes from Shortstay campground near Moncks Corner for 15 miles to the Re Diversion canal near Russelville Sc. All of this section is on the dike around the Lake except for a small area through the community of Bonneau Beach. In Bonneau Beach, on Black Oak road, are 3 restaurants and local market. The Lake Moultrie passage has some great scenery along with wildlife typical of wetlands. The Lake Moultrie passage can be accessed at the southern end off of Old Black Oak Rd near the Shortstay Navy recreation facility . There is also parking in Bonneau Beach across from the diner to access the northern gate of the East Dike. Further north near Russelville there is ample parking at the Amos Lee Gourdine boat ramp.

Three Rivers Greenway

Too narrow for bicycles

July, 2021 by howlin

Great walking trail, well maintained, but a bit narrow for bicycles, especially on the bridges and board walks.

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Hiking & Mountain Bike Trail Only

May, 2021 by normanbowers

This is a hiking and mountain bike trail. Not suitable for kids and novice bike riders.
Obstacles are tree roots and mudholes. In wet weather the mudholes are world class.

Three Rivers Greenway

Beautiful trail

May, 2021 by rebecca.johnson7

Took my dog and we had a blast. It was so peaceful and serene. There are markers with information on them about the land which was interesting to read. It’s paved all the way through the trail we went on which was nice. Definitely will go back!

Three Rivers Greenway

Can't wait to explore all of the trails along the Three Rivers Greenway. The Cayce Riverwalk is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

March, 2021 by crystalecannon

Can't wait to explore all of the trails along the Three Rivers Greenway. The Cayce Riverwalk is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

Three Rivers Greenway

Great Trails

February, 2021 by jayrufc15

Very nice paved connection of multiple trails!

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