GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail
Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 17.5 mile multi-use trail system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, parks, and local businesses. The GHS Swamp Rabbit will continue to grow throughout the county offering fun, non-motorized recreation and transportation opportunities wherever it goes.
Thanks go out to the Greenville County Council for having the vision and foresight to purchase the old rail bed between Greenville and Travelers Rest which made the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail possible. . .
Things to Know Before You Go: . Click on the interactive map to the right to find: .
- Trail Access Points & Parking
- Full Trail Map
- Restroom Locations
- Trail Caution Areas (Road Crossings)
- Trail Reference Points (1/2 Mile Markers & 1/10 Mile E911 Stencils)
- Secondary Trails
Click on the toggle below to learn more about the interactive map application and how to download the mobile app to your smart phone. .
Volunteer Opportunity - Park Heroes Project November 23rd
Park Heroes, if you love the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail and you love to volunteer, then join us Saturday, November 23 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. We need your help clearing back ground cover vegetation to improve lines of sight at the Washington Street crossing 1/4 mile south of the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery. After a brief lesson on pruning and equipment use, volunteers will tackle the four corners of the intersection, opening the view of approaching runners and cyclists to see oncoming vehicles.
This project is not recommended for young children.
Date / Time: Saturday, November 23 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Park at Mt. Calvary Babtist Church located at 115 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC 29601 – Once you park, walk over the bridge to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe’ and Grocery. Registration will be at the pop up tent.
Goodies: Donuts / Pastries / Coffee will be provided. Park Hero T-Shirts available while supplies last.
About the Swamp Rabbit Interactive Mapping Application
A collaboration between the City of Greenville GIS Department, City of Greenville Parks & Recreation, and Greenville County Recreation District brings you an ArcGIS Interactive Map to your web browser, tablet, or smartphone. Trip planning along the Swamp Rabbit Trail is now easier than ever, at home, on the road, or from the trail. The application identifies Mile Markers, Restrooms, Parking Lots, Points of Interest, Water Fountains, ATMs, Info Points and more! Each icon on the map expands with more information including pictures and trail details. You can even get turn-by-turn directions to your preferred trail head or parking area. The mobile app, ArcGIS by ESRI, is available from the iTunes App Store or Android and Windows Market. Simply search Swamp Rabbit and click on the web map to get started. On your web browser: Go directly to the map or open ArcGIS Online and search for Swamp Rabbit from the search toolbar.
Q. Where can I rent a bike for the trail?
Q. I want to visit the trail. Where can I park?
- Northern Trailhead at Grandview Cemetery – Grandview Road and Hwy 276 (Main Street), Travelers Rest, SC 29690
- Gateway Park in Travelers Rest – 115 Henderson Dr., Travelers Rest, SC 29690
- Travelers Rest City Parking Lot – Church Street & Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
- Across from the BP Gas Station on 276 - Edwards Drive and Hwy 276, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
- Furman University – 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC
- Duncan Chapel Rd Trailhead – Duncan Chapel Road and Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville, SC, 29617
- Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery – 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC 29609
- Mayberry Park - 70 Mayberry Street, Greenville, SC 29601
- Cleveland Park – 150 Cleveland Park Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
- West End Market – Behind 1 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29601
- Henderson Rd Trailhead at Lake Conestee Nature Park – Henderson Ave and Meadors Ave, Greenville, SC, 29605
- Conestee Park (Coming soon, current nature trails connection) – Mauldin Road and Ridge Road, Greenville, SC 29607
- Spanco Dr Trailhead at Lake Conestee Nature Park– Spanco Drive, Greenville, SC
Q. What do those white stencils in the middle of the trail mean?
A: The stencils in the middle of the trail reading “SRT###” are part of the Emergency 911 Action Plan with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office called the E-911 System. If there is an emergency on the trail, please call 911 and locate the nearest trail stencil to notify dispatchers of your location on the trail. ‘SRT’ identifies the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The following 3 digits represent the mile and tenth mile you are located near. For example “SRT314? means you are at mile 31.4 on the Swamp Rabbit (and next door to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery and TTR Bike’s Ride Center). In the case of an emergency, you will never be any farther than .05 miles from a stencil to identify your exact location on the trail.
Q. Are there any bus stops along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail?
Q. Do you have a map of the trail with marked mileage?
Our Swamp Rabbit Trail sponsorship handout maps have red arrows marking each mile along the Swamp Rabbit. These maps are distributed at the City of Greenville City all on S. Main St. and the City of Travelers Rest City Hall on State Park Road.
For detailed trip planning, check out our new ArcGIS Online map and mobile application by visiting https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d9f0619180fe401391b055e2ba847194. Miles are marked down to the 1/10 mile (large MM symbols denote every mile and half mile). This map has everything, you can even type in your location and get directions to the trail, and from the trail to your end destination. We encourage you to spend some time messing around on this site because it is an amazing resource with everything you need to know when using the trail. Parking lots, restrooms, ATMs, local attractions, water fountains and more are all recognized on here. For help using this new online map or mobile app, contact email@example.com. We’d be happy to help!
Q. Are there geocaches on the trail?
- Please remember the rules of the road and trail.
- Trail users must stop at all road crossings.
- Stay right except to pass.
- Announce yourself when passing from behind.
- Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6ft.
- Dog owners must pick up after their pets.
- Pack out your trash.
The Swamp Rabbit Trail is OPEN for non-motorized recreation and transportation use.
Approximately SR392 – SR397 is unpaved, packed stonedust trail. This section can be affected by changing weather conditions and flooding. Use caution when riding a road or mountain bike when the gravel is loose or wet. Update September 23, 2013 – A beaver is damming the river along this area of the trail, causing the trail to flood to impassable depths. The dams will be removed until a permanent solution is found.
The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail can be utilized for events; however, all events require prior approval and a permit. Please review the Event Guidelines and complete either the Major or Minor Event permit.
For more information please contact Joe Lanahan at 864-288-6470 ext. 142 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Guidelines & Permit Forms: .
Left something behind? Check our facebook page for posts about items found along the trail. Check in with local trailside businesses as well.
Found something on the trail? Please post a description on our facebook page in hopes of connecting with the owner.
Thanks for making the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail a community-based resource.