Greenville, SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail: Northern Section

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The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 22-mile paved multi-use greenway that traverses the banks of the Reedy River, an old railroad corridor, and numerous parks. It’s the best spot for a long, off-road run in Greenville. This route is the 11-mile section that heads north of Linky Stone Park, near downtown, to Travelers Rest. Do as much as you like! Our other route heads east along the Reedy to Falls Park, Cleveland Park, and a southern spur.

Start near Linky Stone Park off SR 123. Head north along the trail, which mainly follows the Reedy River. A nice add-on is around the campus of bucolic Furman University. Note: the trail is a gradual uphill heading north. Distances and landmarks:

0.5m:  Mayberry Park
0.8m:  FDR Memorial
2.0m:  Rt. 183
4.0m:  Sulphur Springs Rd.
5.3m:  Watkins Bridge Rd.
6.4m:  Furman University (additional trails here)
7.4m:  West Duncan Rd./Rt. 25
8.3m:  History Museum of Travelers Rest
9.3m:  Travelers Rest center/Gateway Park
11.6m:  Tate Rd.

Essentials
  • Up to 11.6 miles (18.7 km) one-way
  • 426 feet (130m)
  • Near Linky Stone Park off SR 123
  • Numerous parking areas

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Jane Cooper
4 months ago

I finally treated myself to this wonderful trail for my birthday!!! I went from Linky Stone to Furman. Stopped at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe for a bite to eat and a strawberry lavendar latte. It is July and heat was in 80’s when I left at 9:20. The trail is mostly shady and breezy as you ride your bike. I am a novice biker and handled the mostly flat terrain with no issues! I am hooked! And I will be doing this again!! Reedy Rides set me up with bike, helmet, bike lock and pouch for $25 for 4 hours. Highly recommended this for bikers at all levels.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jane Cooper
Essentials
  • Up to 11.6 miles (18.7 km) one-way
  • 426 feet (130m)
  • Near Linky Stone Park off SR 123
  • Numerous parking areas