Right now, it doesn’t seem like there’s much you can do. Sit at home, drink some wine, maybe read a book. Though the shelter-in-place order is active across the country, it doesn’t mean that we need to cut ourselves off from nature. Use this time to get out and enjoy a fresh breeze—hop on your bike and hit the trails! South Carolina has a ton of beautiful paths for you to enjoy when you need to get out of the house. Pack the car, and drive to some of the best bike trails in South Carolina. You won’t want to miss these views and the clean air—check them out below!
- With the current pandemic, make sure you’re keeping safe distances between you and other bikers.
- Take water and a small snack with you—biking is exercise and wears out your body sooner than you think.
- Before you go to any of these locations, make sure that your car is in good condition. You could take it to one of the tire shops in the area, and have them work on your car while you ride!
GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail
Visit the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail this weekend, and enjoy 13.5-miles of asphalt pathways. They’ll lead you along an old railway line and through the city’s trendy downtown area—though it may not be busy right now, there’s still a lot of beauty to be seen. The trail will also take you to two of Greenville’s signature nature areas, Falls Park and Cleveland Park.
Drive to Rock Hill for a quick bike trail that you can ride after working from home. The trail is 2.25-miles and wanders through the woods, providing bikers with a gorgeous view of the Catawba River. Most of the path is flat, but there are some spots with a few small hills. Take a break from the confines of home, and find a Zen spot along the way at one of the sweet resting spots.
Bike the Neck
This trail is around 18 miles long and lies parallel to U.S. Route 17. The trail is located on Waccamaw Neck, a narrow peninsula found between the Atlantic Ocean and the Waccamaw River. You’ll have to be careful as you bike along because others are sure to take walks along this scenic path.
Spanish Moss Trail
Bring your camera along on this trail—you’ll find yourself stopping quite a lot to snap photos of the various river and marsh views and historic points. The trail is built along the old Magnolia railroad line and takes you along 10 miles of South Carolina beauty. There are water and marsh views, wildlife viewing opportunities, and even recreational fishing available. Spend a safe day outdoors with this trail!
North Augusta Greeneway
Known to most town citizens as “The Greeneway,” this path is seven miles of smooth trails perfect for cycling. You’ll head through some covered bridges, over some rivers, and get to experience some of the natural beauty the state holds. Take a break from the indoors and head here!