Hike Swamp Rabbit Trail to Reedy River Falls

South Carolina Mayberry Park Parking

Added by Matt Van Swol

Running through the center of Downtown Greenville SC., Reedy River offers plenty of beautiful views and a waterfall near the center of town. Swamp Rabbit trail walks along the riverfront, giving visitors both high and low views of the river and city.

Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 21 mile-long paved walkway that closely follows the Reedy River in Downtown Greenville. Over a half-a-million people visit the trail each year, but few ever walk the whole thing. What most people don’t know, is that it begins on a different river: the Enoree river and winds its way down to the Reedy River. 

I suggest parking at Mayberry Community Park and then hopping on the trail at that point. This will give you a fun 3 mile out-and-back route to the falls. If you want to hike the entire trail, you’ll need to park at the of Tate Road in Traveler’s Rest. The path is well marked, but it is a very long trail, bring plenty of water.  Once you reach the falls you are free to play in water and swim after your long hike down. The trail continues on to Greenville Tech, but I wouldn’t walk much further than past Cleveland Park. Enjoy!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Running shoes or Chacos
  • Swimsuit
  • GoPro
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

3 Miles

Elev. Gain:

100 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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Great Rail-to-Trail

More for biking and less of a hiking trail although you could certainly do either

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Added by Matt Van Swol

Matt Van Swol is a self-taught landscape photographer, writer, and nuclear scientist for the US Department of Energy. After personally struggling with depression for many years, he is passionate about showing others the beauty of world around them.

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