With a combination of nature and urban living, the Greenville, SC area offers a little something for everyone. As a place for vacation or stay, Greenville pulls in a mix of adventurists, outdoorsmen, and even foodies. Unique to the area is the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail, a nearly 20-mile historic rail bed paved trail that is open to the public for biking, walking, or running. The trail links downtown Greenville to Traveler’s Rest, which is a quaint, booming town with a population less than 5,000. The trail originated in 2009 with the help of the Greenville Health System, which generously provided $1 million to help develop and publicize the trail. Multiple bike rental shops are located within the area and there are numerous locations to jump on the trail along the way. In addition, there are many places to stop along the nearly 20-mile trail, including the beautiful Furman University campus, making for a full day of enjoyment. With 500,000 users each year, the trail is busy with locals and visitors making the most of balancing a healthy lifestyle with a fun adventure. While the distance may seem intimidating for someone who isn’t an avid cyclist, the good news is you can go at your own pace for as long as you want. The Swamp Rabbit Trail attracts everyone from those taking a morning stroll, to a biking bachelorette party group looking for a memorable time!
Visit www.greenvillesc.gov for more information and for an interactive map.
Points of Interest Along The Way
The stops along the Swamp Rabbit Trail will offer some of the most unique, scrumptious treats that you can find! From start to finish, there is everything from locally owned restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and more. If you are looking for a day of biking, plus a food and drink crawl all at once, this is the best way to do it! You’ll be burning calories along the way, so you can definitely indulge in some goodies and feel guilt-free!