South Carolina Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Length
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Awendaw Passage (Palmetto Trail)

7 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Baxter Village Trail

3.3 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass, Sand

Florence Rail Trail (SC)

2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Heritage Trail (SC)

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

1.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

New River Linear Trail

3.4 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

North Augusta Greeneway Park

5.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

10.2 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

6.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Sumter Cypress Trail

5 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

42 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Twelve Mile Creek Trail

3.2 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

West Ashley Bikeway

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

West Ashley Greenway

7.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Awendaw Passage is a 7-mile single-track segment of the Palmetto Trail, which will extend more than 425 miles across South Carolina when completed. Named for the creek it follows, this scenic...
SC 7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Baxter Village Trail is nestled in a neighborhood of Fort Mill, which lies on the northern border of South Carolina (Charlotte, North Carolina, is just over the state line). The trail has a...
SC 3.3 mi Dirt, Grass, Sand
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 spans 2 miles between...
SC 2 mi Asphalt
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
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 New River Linear Trail runs for 3.4 miles within the City of Bluffton in South Carolina. The route, which is shared with power lines along an abandoned Seaboard Air Line Railway corridor, begins...
SC 3.4 mi Dirt, Grass
The North Augusta Greeneway follows an abandoned right-of-way of the former Central of Georgia Railway (later the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...
SC 5.5 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
Starting at Gahagan Road or the parking area on Ashley Drive in Summerville, you can walk or ride this flat, 10-foot wide, paved trail, which follows the Sawmill Branch Canal and through a wooded area...
SC 6.5 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 5 mi Dirt, Grass
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
The Twelve Mile Creek Trail, which runs through Walnut Creek Park and the Walnut Creek neighborhood in Lancaster, is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a growing trail network of more than 200 miles...
SC 3.2 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Running arrow-straight from the Ashley River west to a wholesale produce stand on Wappoo Road, the West Ashley Bikeway links several suburban Charleston neighborhoods, providing a 2.5-mile cycling and...
SC 2.5 mi Asphalt
A favorite of local mountain bikers, the West Ashley Greenway takes you on a 7.8-mile (one way) ride from suburban Charleston west to the scenic Lowcountry wetlands that surround this charming city....
SC 7.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Waccamaw Neck Bikeway

Only worthwhile if you also do Huntington Beach SP

November, 2021 by malarkeycontainer

Don't go out of your way. This trail is not for anyone trying to enjoy a true bike trail experience. The asphalt paved trail is extremely and unnecessarily twisty with tarred over root bumps everywhere. The US 17 traffic noise is overwhelming. Other reviews provide additional comments on these and additional shortcomings. However, if you find yourself nearby,do drop in and just pay the fee to enter Huntington Beach State Park. Enjoy this wonderful park. Park near Atalya. Ride your bikes on the paved roads within the park and enjoy the marsh and dunes. Head out on the road from Atalya towards Brookgreen Gardens (a must). When it ends, just take the park service road north towards the main gate, exit the park, and then go as far north & or south on the Waccamaw Neck trail as you find enjoyable. the trail ends about a mile or so to the north, Going south, we turned around after 3 or so miles when the urban interface began. Return to the park and enjoy it some more if you have the time.

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.

Spanish Moss Trail

closed at mile 5

October, 2021 by dsmtrdtuner

10/9/21 Trail was closed near mile 5. Could see a truck and bulldozer. First time riding this trail and had no prewarning that it was closed. Will try it again one day.

Accordion

Old Santee Canal State Park

beautiful trail

September, 2021 by hoffmansavannah

Beautiful trees and view of the river. Not to hard.

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.

Spanish Moss Trail

Lovely Trail

August, 2021 by kingdome

I rode this trail 11 May 2021 on my Catrike. At that time there was no construction on the trail itself although it appeared that there may have been some minor work being done on one of the trailhead parking areas on the southern end. The trail is absolutely delightful. Super smooth, the trail is a full 12 feet wide with a nice center lane marking for the full length of the trail. The only bump on the entire trail was in the bottom of an underpass where there was a length of grating to allow drainage. They could have done a better job of matching the heights on that!
I was staying at a B&B on Bay Street about a mile from the Depot so that is where I got on the trail, by biking from my home away from home. Hitting the trail I headed north until I ran out of trail, then reversed course until I ran out of trail on the southern end, then reversed again back to my starting point at the Depot. By the time I got back to the B&B my GPS told me I had gone just over 25 miles., I didn’t see many military jets while on the trail but I certainly heard them. The trail goes quite close to Merrit Field, a Marine Corps Air Station, and they are quite active.

Wadsworth Trail

pleasant

July, 2021 by theherrings

I parked at the Willis Rd YMCA. This paved path is a good mix of uphill, downhill, and flat. Plenty of shade. Adding mileage is easy if you cruise through the lovely neighborhoods along Willis Rd.

Marion Hike and Bike Trail

grove

July, 2021 by k9hpfz786r

Perfect

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