South Carolina Running Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Awendaw Passage (Palmetto Trail)

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

Baxter Village Trail

3.3 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass, Sand

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

2.5 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt, Woodchips

Butterfly Branch Greenway

0.5 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Cathedral Aisle Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Sand

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

Edisto Nature Trail

1.5 mi
State: SC
Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass

Florence Rail Trail (SC)

2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Glendale Shoals Trail

0.6 mi
State: SC
Dirt

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Grissom Parkway Trail

5.2 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Harrelson Trail

3.4 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Heritage Trail (SC)

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Liberty Trail (Palmetto Trail)

0.6 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Lyman Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Marion Hike and Bike Trail

1.1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Dirt

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

1.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

New River Linear Trail

3.4 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass
Accordion

Ninety Six Town Trail

1.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

North Augusta Greeneway Park

5.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Old Santee Canal State Park

1.7 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone

Pacolet Nature Trail

0.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

10.2 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Pelion Rail Trail

0.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Piedmont Medical Center Trail

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

River Birch Trail

0.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Gravel

River Trail (SC)

0.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Grass

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

6.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Southport Road Path

3 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Concrete

Spanish Moss Trail

10.2 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Sumter Cypress Trail

5 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

42 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Grass

Ten Governors Rail Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Three Rivers Greenway

12.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Timmonsville Rail-Trail

0.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Twelve Mile Creek Trail

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

Vista Greenway

0.8 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Waccamaw Neck Bikeway

9.9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Wadsworth Trail

2.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

West Ashley Bikeway

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

West Ashley Greenway

7.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Dirt

Williston Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Wonders' Way

2.7 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

York Bicycle Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
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
This moderately difficult walk follows the bed of railroad that was never completed—the America Civil War got in the way of SC Statesman John C. Calhoun's rail dream. They did get as far as starting...
SC 2.5 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Woodchips
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
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 1 mi Dirt, Sand
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
The Edisto Nature Trail loops through a forest maintained by WestRock (formerly Westvaco Corporation), a paper and packaging manufacturer. The main loop is 1 mile, and an inner loop adds 0.5 mile....
SC 1.5 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass
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
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
The nearly 20-mile Greenville Health System (GHS) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The Greenville Health...
SC 19.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Grissom Parkway Trail is a designated multipurpose path in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Parkway was named in honor of Bob Grissom, three-time mayor of Myrtle Beach who passed away in 1998....
SC 5.2 mi Asphalt
The Harrelson Trail runs along Harrelson Blvd in Myrtle Beach. From the south end to the Grissom Parkway Trail, the Harrelson Trail is part of the East Coast Greenway. The trail starts at S Kings Hwy...
SC 3.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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 Marion Hike and Bike Trail runs 1.1 miles from Henry Street to Marion Road in downtown Marion, South Carolina. The trail parallels Bobby Gerald Parkway (also known as Railroad Avenue) and traces a...
SC 1.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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
Accordion
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 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
Construction of the Santee Canal began in 1793 after the American Revolution, and by 1800 the canal began its life as a shipping corridor for the region's crops to points beyond. Though much of the...
SC 1.7 mi Crushed Stone
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
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
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 Piedmont Medical Center Trail (formerly the Riverwalk Trail) stretches just over 2 miles through Rock Hill near the border between North and South Carolina. The route is part of the Carolina...
SC 2.5 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
Notice: As at September 2020, River Park has been closed temporarily for capital improvements. There is no entry or exit from the trail from this access point. Please use the Celriver Access point...
SC 0.9 mi Asphalt
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
The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...
SC 9 mi Asphalt, Grass
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
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
The Spanish Moss Trail (sometimes referred to as the Beaufort Rail Trail or the Magnolia Line Trail) follows the former Port Royal Railroad that was constructed in 1870. The planned 13.6-mile scenic...
SC 10.2 mi 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 Waccamaw Neck Bikeway is a developing off-road trail currently available in a few disconnected sections, which primarily parallel U.S. 17 (Ocean Highway) and Kings River Road. Bicyclists can...
SC 9.9 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
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
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
There are 8 lanes of vehicular traffic on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River. Thanks to a persistent citizen-led advocacy effort, walkers, joggers and cyclists can travel safely along the...
SC 2.7 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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Recent Trail Reviews

Spanish Moss Trail

great trail

November, 2020 by kjclow

We rode this yesterday (Wednesday) and were very surprised. Nice paved trail with hardly anyone on it. There was some construction on the southern end where the trail has been flooding. Our complaints are that there is nothing along the trail for food or drinks. Water fountains at one parking area with a spot a pot. Your not far off the beaten path but, as tourists, you have no idea what’s there. The second complaint is on the southern end. It just stops. No maps or indications of how to get to Port Royal downtown from there.

Doodle Rail Trail

The Doodle Trail

November, 2020 by joeruminski

My wife and I decided to try a new to us trail that we could get to and back in a day from Asheville. The Doodle ended up our destination. We had a great ride. Met friendly people, nice trail had a great lunch in Easley and a good ride back to Pickens. We ride a tandem recumbent bike and had no problems with the hills. We will go back.

Spanish Moss Trail

under construction

November, 2020 by greg pence

This trail is closed for construction in many places. Southern end.

Accordion

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Portions Closed

October, 2020 by csgreene2005

Trail is nice and would have enjoyed more except portions of the trail are closed for maintenance. We parked at Travelers Rest with intention of riding to Greenville. Being new to riding though, lesson learned. Rating would be higher, but trail is in need of repair.

Three Rivers Greenway

Save Your Cycling

October, 2020 by dudleyd

The trail is well maintained but very short. The advertised 12.5 miles is not achievable the portion we were on was only 2.5 miles. The rangers in the area were of no help and much more involved in leaf blowing that any directional help. The farthest North trailhead (The broad River Canal Riverfront Park) was not an area I would recommend to anyone to leave their car unattended. Several cars with people just sitting, no bike racks and evidence via broken glass of a recent car breakin. The trail “terminated seemingly” at the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park. This was a very nice area, but designed for walkers and joggers. Absolutely no literature to help find your way across the bridge and on to the other side of the canal. If you are a walker or jogger, don’t miss this trail option. If you are looking to do some cycling....save the time unloading and move on......

Doodle Rail Trail

pick this one

October, 2020 by dudleyd

Have to give the Doodle a 5 due to its varied terrain and smooth surface. Compared to the Swamp Rabbit we rode the day before this was a breath of fresh air. Plenty of amenities at the terminals. Riders and runners were super friendly. Don’t miss this one. May not be as long but I’d say ride it twice or three times if it miles you want but broken pavement you’re looking to miss.

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

swamp rabbit confusion

October, 2020 by dudleyd

Very bumpy, poor maint on travelers rest to berea section. Detours not marked at all. Downtown section signage is non existent and white arrows only add to confusion. Some pamphlets with maps would be a great help...if you’re going to brag on this trail, make it rideable end to end. Also food along the trail is crazy expensive....ham and cheese $11, really..

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Nice Trail

October, 2020 by longellob

We really enjoy the Swamp Rabbit. The path is showing signs of wear with cracks and bumps where tree roots are growing. It is in the process of being redone. We've ridden both weekend and weekday and much prefer weekday riding. The path can get pretty crowded and not everyone obeys the rules of the road. Over all, it's a great ride with great places to stop and shop or eat.

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

Nice Ride

October, 2020 by malcolmwheels

What I like about this trail is that it passes through a heavily wooded area passing over streams and rivers. Very scenic. Also i have never seen more than a few other people when I’ve been there. There are two easy road crossings. Unfortunately one of the bridges has no side rails and some of the boards are in need of repair so use caution when crossing. The trail is somewhat rocky but much improved o er what it used to be.

Spanish Moss Trail

A Carolina Gem

October, 2020 by theblueporchtownhome

I rode this trail in early October with my wife and son (9), and was very impressed. Beautiful scenery, excellent markings, and safe crossings for the major roads make it very family friendly.

Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail

Nice but a bit too rough for inline skating.

October, 2020 by jreungoat

Nice but a bit too rough for inline skating.

Swamp Fox Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Trail Blazers

October, 2020 by denman.jadon

My son’s and I walked this trail Oct 1-3 it was wet and muddy. Great time for bonding. Prepare for wet shoes. Looks like they are preparing to do several upgrades.

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