South Carolina Running 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

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

2.5 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Woodchips

Cathedral Aisle Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Sand

Doodle Rail Trail

7.3 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Accordion

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

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

19.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

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 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

Old Santee Canal State Park

1.7 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

10.2 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Piedmont Medical Center Trail

2.5 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

6.3 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

8.5 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

10.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Dirt

Williston Rail-Trail

1.6 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 trail ...
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 natural ...
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 to ...
SC 2.5 mi Dirt, Woodchips
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 runs ...
SC 1 mi Dirt, Sand
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 7 miles and includes two ...
SC 7.3 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 travel) ...
SC 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Edisto Nature Trail loops through a forest maintained by the Westvaco Corporation, a paper and packaging manufacturer. The main loop is 1 mile, and an inner loop adds 0.5 mile. Both sections of the ...
SC 1.5 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass
Accordion
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
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 System, ...
SC 19.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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 countryside. ...
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 mile, ...
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 provides ...
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 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 across ...
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 in ...
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 through ...
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 Santee ...
SC 1.7 mi Crushed Stone
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 for ...
SC 10.2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
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 Thread ...
SC 2.5 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 short, ...
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 state ...
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 ending ...
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 pathway ...
SC 6.3 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 will ...
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 Pickens ...
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 8.5 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 across ...
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 rail-trail ...
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 travel ...
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 Caldwell ...
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 10.5-mile (one way) ride from suburban Charleston west to the scenic Lowcountry wetlands that surround this charming city. From ...
SC 10.5 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 area, ...
SC 1.6 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

Wadsworth Trail

is not a trail but now a sidewalk

May, 2017 by dlcoldren

This might have been a trail 10 to 15 years ago, but with all the new home building in the last few years. It is now a sidewalk next to a busy street.

North Augusta Greeneway Park

Walking the Greeneway

May, 2017 by mparrishm1

I begun walking the Greeneway December of 2012 because that was when I got Sadie my dog, buddy and friend. We have walked several parts of the trail, and I find it all beautiful! My favorites are the places where the trees reach toward each other overhead, The only negative issues for me are bikers that pass with no warning and a shortage of restrooms, so I choose sections of the trail where a restroom is near, and I walk facing the bikers to avoid surprises. I really appreciate the Greeneway Trail, and I am glad I live in North Augusta, SC!

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

tons of fun

April, 2017 by ddicer

The detour was inconvenient, but that should be fixed soon. The tons of people were fine. Only about half of this is Railtrail.

Accordion

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

swamp rabbits trail

April, 2017 by riicr48

Two years early my oldest son ( software writer n programmer) after a Greenville visit said Dad you need to visit the cleanest and one of the most beautifull cities downtown I've seen. Now in one ear out the other i let it pass, well a month ago i asked my GF when will our daughter be off, of course with Easter holidays coming up i was given the dates. Pondering what and where to go i checked on links trail and found out Greenville has a bike trail called Greenville Swamp Rabbit bike trail which is a little less of 20 miles.well being a crazy cyclist who puts in 120 a week i booked 5 days in Greenville. Afte a full day of trying to figure out Swamp Rabbit trail (where to start etc etc., I had it down! i get up first second day at 7am figuring who would be out and i take off on yhe trail ( great trail point ) back to who wpuld be out, well jogger on top of jogger...Folks i've cycle the N.C.R trail in gun powder park Md. most yhe way up to Pa. , this Swamp Rabbit Trail is the beat incline decline i loved it, up to Travelers Rest the back to Greenvillebe careful be respect and dont be stupid thinking you can get around someone in time, its a busy trail..No forgive the misspells etc 4 beers later...its that good

Spanish Moss Trail

My favorite place to ride

March, 2017 by samistrange

First, the trail is actually 9.25 miles long, 18.5 round trip.
Waterways and wooded marshland for the most part, sometimes you can see dolphins. I ride here weekly and always enjoy it.

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Swamp Rabbit Trail

March, 2017 by jimtalone

My son and I got on the trail at the YMCA and headed to downtown Greenville. We never got there. We got lost and wound up on streets four different times, a thing that never happened to me before. The tail is nice and the valley is pretty but the signage was confusing or non existent in many cases. It was also very hilly. This might be a great trail if you know where you are going but it was very difficult for us.

Awendaw Passage (Palmetto Trail)

Best RUNNING trail in area!

March, 2017 by rwmcnutt

I have run most of the Swamp Fox and love it, but would probably make this #1 in the CHARLESTON area. It is unbelievably beautiful along the marshes and intracoastal. And it even has a section of great switchbacks and elevation gains. And depending on where you start, one of the best things about it is a great turnaround at Buck Hall with picnic tables, water and rest rooms.

The tide was mostly out this day and it hadn't rained in 4-5 days. I could see the possibility of wet areas if it has been raining a lot or really high tides. But, there are usually boards or reinforced walkways in areas where it might be wet. You should be fine near low tide (but obviously more beautiful with tides in!).

Minimal roots. Could see where bikers might have to walk some areas for one reason or another, but few. No problem for runners or hikers.

Highly recommend! This trail is what the LOWCOUNTRY is all about!!!

Spanish Moss Trail

Beautiful trail

March, 2017 by clgarret

We live in charleston and decided to day trip to Beaufort for this trail. It's a beautiful trail. It's wide all cement for at least 8+ miles, one way, and well maintained. Lots of people cycling, walking, kids, rollers skating on the trail. It has an option to get off and detour to Bay Street ( main tourist road in Beaufort). We parked at the parking lot off roseida road. I thought that was the beginning of the trail but it appears a new addition has been added going north( away from downtown). I would def recommend to anyone looking to cycle the city and get some exercise doing so. Have fun!

Sumter Cypress Trail

First hike!

March, 2017 by gabehut

The Sumter Cypress Trail is a neat, simple trail. There was one pet where I had to remove my shoes to wade through some water, but the rest of the trail was fine. Be sure to pay close attention for trail signs. It is easy to get off the path due to many "paeudo" trails .

Florence Rail Trail (SC)

Dogs favorite walk!

March, 2017 by aquavetrattec

Needs cleaning up after storm hit us pretty bad, but it's still beautiful!

Spanish Moss Trail

leisurely ride

February, 2017 by valkyrie2311

The trail currently runs about 9.5 miles, from mile marker 2 in Port Royal to the newest parking lot across from the MCAS at mile marker 11.5. I biked the full out-and-back 19 miles in about 2.5 hours; there a few one or two mile uninterrupted sections, but highway and road crossings are fairly common. The highway crossings all have crosswalks, but the crossing near Laurel Bay is oddly marked and can be confusing from the West side.

Doodle Rail Trail

Clean and wide

February, 2017 by ivy_rea

I parked on fleetwood entrance and ran 5 miles on the trail and 5 miles back. The trail was very clean and looks very new. The scenery was okay. Mostly backyards of people's homes or businesses. I went at 7am on a Sunday so it was very peaceful and quiet. there were some slight elevations throughout the trail but manageable

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