- Recreation, Sightseeing Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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Bring your own bike or rent one at Reedy Rides to explore the nearly 20-mile-long Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail, which runs along the Reedy River from downtown Greenville to Travelers Rest (a city in Greenville County). Stop at mile marker 24 to get your heart pumping at the Bike Skills Flow Park or pack a picnic and take a break along the way at the Furman University campus. Before you head out, download the mobile GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail food guide to find lunch and dinner spots, or the ArcGIS Interactive Map, which bookmarks features on the trail from restrooms and water fountains to ATMs.
Visiting cyclists love this paved bike trail, touting the convenient stops and the full-service bike shop along the route. Recent riders said there are fun restaurants at both ends of the trail, in Greenville's County Square and in Travelers Rest, and some recommended detouring into the Furman University campus for a rest break or picnic by the lake. Others suggested relaxing on the patio at the Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom in Travelers Rest or grabbing lunch at the Cafe At Williams Hardware (also located in Travelers Rest).
There is no charge to use the trail, which is open daily from dawn to dusk. You can access the trail from four points in downtown Greenville: Main Street at River Place, Greenville County Square at Falls Park, Reedy View Drive City Lot at the Linky Stone Park and the Cleveland Park Zoo. If you need transportation to a departure point, all Greenlink buses have bike racks. City bike rentals at Reedy Rides cost $20 for a half-day, $30 for a full day and $55 for a weekend (two days). If you'd rather follow a guide along the trail, Reedy Rides also offers tours. See the trail website for maintenance closures or to download the free interactive trail map and other mobile apps.