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Running along the scenic Reedy River on a historic rail bed, the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 19.9 mile multi-use greenway system. Opened in 2009, this trail has experienced continual growth and offers fun, non-motorized recreation and transportation opportunities.
Things to Know Before You Go
This interactive map shows points of interest along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Click on it to open the full interactive map in another browser window. Some things to keep an eye out for include:
- Access points and parking
- Restroom locations
- Caution areas, such as road crossings
- Reference points (½ mile markers and 1/10 mile E911 stencils)
- Secondary trails
- The Carrot – Food, Drinks and Hops within a mile of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail
- Download the ArcGIS App by ESRI with the links below. Then open the app and search for “Swamp Rabbit” to see our interactive map.
A few things to keep in mind when using the GHS Swamp Rabbit 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 6 ft
- Dog owners must pick up after their pets
- Pack out your trash
If you’re starting your ride on the northern end of the trail we recommend Sunrift Adventures. They are located at 1 Center Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. Call the bike shop at 864-834-3019.
If you’re starting your ride from downtown Greenville near Main Street, Pedal Chic, Reedy Rides and the Swamp Rabbit Inn rent bikes to trail users. Pedal Chic has everything the female cyclist needs and is located at 651 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601. Call them at 864-242-2442. Reedy Rides in downtown Greenville will deliver bikes to you on the trail or in the downtown area, and can be found at 12 West McBee, Greenville, SC 29601. Call them today at 864-419-2944. The Swamp Rabbit Inn has half-day and full day rentals and can be reached at 864-517-4617. Access the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail from the Trek Store by using the 1.5 mile long signed Laurens Road Bypass (on roads) to Cleveland Park.
If you would like to start in the middle, stop by the Swamp Rabbit Trail Bike Shop at 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville SC located on the trail next to Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery. Or check out their main location close by at 101 S Hudson Street, Greenville, SC. They can be reached at 864-283-6401.
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). 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.
Greenlink is the public transportation system in the Greater Greenville Area. More information can be found here. All Greenlink buses are equipped with bicycle racks that hold two bikes. An instructional video can be found on the link above. The Greenlink Transit Center, located on McBee Street, is the central hub of all bus routes. The station is located ¼ mile from the Swamp Rabbit via River Street. Check out Route 1 for service around the Southern end of the trail near Greenville Tech, and Route 3 for Service around Cherrydale and Furman University. Please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] to get some help planning your trip to the Swamp Rabbit with public transit.
Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. These locations can be quite diverse. They may be at your local park, at the end of a long hike, underwater or on the side of a city street.
There are over 2.1 million geocaches in the world today. As of July, 2013, nearly 125 active caches are located within approximately one 1/4 mile from the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, and more are being hidden every day. So here’s another opportunity to enjoy this great Upstate recreational resource.
Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Anyone operating a motorized wheelchair must have on them their state disability registration certificate while operating a motorized wheelchair on the trail. Electric (or “Pedal-assist”) bicycles are legal on the trail if the Electric Bike meets the provisions of Federal Electric Bike Law HR 727.
Support the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail
The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail has had an enormous economic and cultural impact on Greenville County, bringing in millions in revenue and providing a desirable outdoor destination for all. However, more can be done.
Extensions of the trail continue to be a priority, and all the support we receive goes toward the realization of these greenway connections and the continued maintenance of the trails.
Greenville County Rec is seeking individual and small business support of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. If you appreciate the opportunities the trail provides our community, please consider making a donation, volunteering or exploring our other support programs.
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Get more information about the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail by one of the following methods:
- Call 864-676-2180 x141
- Text 864-331-9631
- Email [email protected]
Learn about the impact the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail has had on our community, how the trail came to be and more by checking out the documents on our Google Drive.