South Carolina Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Find the top rated mountain biking trails in South Carolina, whether you're looking for an easy short mountain biking trail or a long mountain biking trail, you'll find what you're looking for. Click on a mountain biking trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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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 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

Three Rivers Greenway

12.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

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 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 trail...
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 Three Rivers Greenway is actually composed of the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk. This beautiful series of riverfront pathways, at the confluence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree...
SC 12.6 mi Asphalt
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

Getting Outside in a Time of Social Distance


As the days of social distancing add up in the response to COVID-19, trails are increasingly being counted on as places where people can continue to be physically active and find respite while practicing social distancing. As you plan your trail outing, be prepared that some trails may have limited services, including closed facilities like bathrooms, depots and visitor centers as well as limited or no staff. We encourage you to check the latest public health guidance from the CDC and your local/state governments, as well as the status of your trail, before heading out!

Recent Trail Reviews

Sumter Cypress Trail

Good except for the swamp!

March, 2020 by scflanagan

For the most part, this was a nice, easy 6-mile ride through woods, trails and fire breaks. I found it was marked decent and fairly easy to follow. However, there was one portion where I had to cross a few hundreds meters of 1/2 foot deep swamp over the trail. I made it but fully muddy below the knees. That part is not for the faint-hearted. There is also a spot where the trail is closed on the east side due to construction at Becton Dickinson; that part was pretty easy to detour around about 200 meters East. Overall, I enjoyed most of it except for the swamp part, and I don’t think I’ll submit myself to that part again. Good luck!

Edisto Nature Trail

Closed for Maintenance

March, 2020 by gaineyap

Made the drive out hoping to get out for a walk with the kids but the gate is locked and a sign says it is closed.

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Swamp Rabbit

February, 2020 by rbmrbm744_tl

Average trail going north from Greenville. Greenville south is beautiful, particularly in city.

Accordion

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

swamp rabbit

February, 2020 by sambotn

loved the trail only the Far East end hard to navigate

Spanish Moss Trail

Spanish Moss Trail

February, 2020 by godpiweb2

Great! Excellent views, well maintained!

Spanish Moss Trail

WLocke

December, 2019 by blocke499

Fantastic trail. Great scenery. Smooth concrete throughout. However, was on the trail yesterday and some person, or persons have broken bottles on the trail beginning just beyond the tunnel all the way to the Clarendon trail head. I rode my bike through a couple of the areas where there was glass and was fortunate that it didn’t pop my tire. Met several cyclists along the way who weren’t as fortunate. Seems as if this might have been done intentionally. I ride the trail approximately 5 times a week and just started noticing the glass breakage within the last week. Cyclists please be aware!

Three Rivers Greenway

Nice but, 8.5?

November, 2019 by timmy0728

First, this is a nice paved path.
For the majority of the trail, there is a sand path on the side.
It mostly level with only a couple small hills.
Nice scenary while in between the river and the canal, especially the spillway and the locks at the top end.
Enjoyed seeing a Great Blue Heron and a couple Cormorants, but no alligators. Just seeing one on the other side of the canal would be cool.
Second, the trail is marked every 1/4 mile, but only 2.5 miles long?
Not sure where the 8+ miles are as on the website. Made 2 passes to make up for the shortness.


So if in the area, as always, and looking to get a couple miles in, give this trail a try. You should enjoy it.



Spanish Moss Trail

Beautiful well maintained trail

October, 2019 by anna.roberts

This is a really wonderful trail to ride with your family. Pretty stops with a few nice drinking fountains. Historical markers throughout. Beautiful water views. We pull a baby trailer and it’s a smooth ride for our baby and free of debris spraying on them. I’m looking forward to the expansion!

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

A glorious walk with a four-legged critters

October, 2019 by mtbikesc

Great place to walk the dogs and enjoy a good day out in the woods...

Sumter Cypress Trail

Nice ride

October, 2019 by csumter7

Rode my bike along the Cypress trial. It is well maintained. I only rode from Dillion park to Cypress park. I find the ride quite enjoyable. I ride with my husband and our dogs ride in their doggy trailer. We get to take a pit stop at the Bark park for our fur babies. Only issue is the beginning of the trial is not marked by the green official trial sign. The trial sign is on the opposite side that ends at Wise Dr

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Very Nicely Paved Trail to Travelers Rest

September, 2019 by stvatandem

My wife and I rode our tandem from the parking area off Lakehurst St up to Travelers Rest (TR) on a sunny Thursday morning. Being a weekday, there were no crowds to contend with. The trail is well kept and a pleasure to ride. Yes, the trail is a little hard to follow in the downtown area due to the many intersections with park paths - the signage still needs improvement. A map of the downtown section was helpful for us, since we were new to the trail. There is one place downtown where you will need to ride on Furman College Way (street) because the actual trail goes up steps. It's about 0.2 mile long.
As you head towards TR the trail takes a "jog" at Willard St. There are tight turns on either end of a small bridge over the Reedy River.
There are two other road crossings that require extra caution due to high traffic (and no traffic lights) - West Blue Ridge Dr ( Rt-235) and Watkins Bridge Rd.
There are many places to take a break or grab a bite in TR. The ride from Greenville to TR is a gentle uphill grade. The trail itself goes another 2.2 miles north of Center St. This section is a little hillier.
Overall, a good trail to ride on.

North Augusta Greeneway Park

Great trail in urban setting

September, 2019 by chadmain

Amazing trail with numerous access points!!! Parked at Bergen Road & went north approx. 1/2 mile to Rippling Creek Lane. There is no parking at Rippling Creek Lane. Walked the entire length to River Club Golf Course - approx. 7 miles (with return trip - 14 miles). The trail was all asphalt with tunnels and bridges for busy roads/railroad tracks. There was a lot of people on the trail biking, jogging, walking, and skating but it was wide enough to accommodate everyone!!! The trail has a gradual slope but was not rolling hills so is easy for all to navigate. There were all ages of people on the trail. There were a lot of trees along the trail so it was relatively shaded. There is a restroom about 0.3 miles south where the north trail and south trails meet (mile marker 0.0N/0.0S). There are no signs anywhere on the trail telling about this restroom except at the park where the restroom is located. I will definitely do this trail again!!! With all the trees of different varieties, I suspect the fall colors will be great!!!

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