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HIKING, BIKING, AND TRAILS

From paved walking trails to natural, wooded paths, you’ll find an abundance of well-maintained, safe trails for all levels of adventure in and around the Spartanburg area. Observe plants and wildlife in their natural habitats, take a scenic stroll along local waterways, or meet your daily step goal in one of our many parks.

Let’s ride (or walk).

Prefer getting around on two wheels? You’ll love our Bicycle-Friendly Community! The first in the state of SC to earn the recognition by the League of American Bicyclists, Spartanburg is home to great road rides, vast trail systems, and even tough cycling challenges and professional races.

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Bike Town Spartanburg

The Bike Town initiative is a community-wide collaboration dedicated to making the Spartanburg community the bicycling hub of the Southeast and to improving Spartanburg’s national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

Cottonwood Trail

Currently a 115 acre urban preserve and trail system. Located minutes from downtown Spartanburg, the property protects a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams.

Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve

Over 5 miles of trails offer runners and naturalists a break from city traffic. It provides a place for citizens to run, walk, kayak, canoe, and to enjoy other recreational outings. This urban greenspace has many unique and outstanding features including several wetlands, open spaces, geological formations, and offers habitat for deer, wild turkey, fox, beaver, raccoon, numerous birds and reptiles, wildflowers, and trees.

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

The Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail is a 1.9 mile rail-to-trail conversion from a former Norfolk Southern railroad corridor.

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School

GOLS provides education and skills training to help people stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors. Located in Glendale, SC near the Pacolet River, GOLS provides hands-on, experiential training for “kids” of all ages in individual sports, including mountain biking, indoor rock climbing and kayaking. Courses also include wilderness medicine for first responders, wilderness first aid, outdoor leadership and team building.