department of parks and
Trails Rules and Etiquette
The Greenways are serving both as transportation and recreation corridors. The
expansion and improvement of the Trails System, including the Swamp Rabbit
Trail, has led to an increase in the number of these users. As such, it is
important for all users to share the trail. Here are a few rules and tips that
will help improve your experience and safety when biking or walking on the Swamp
Rabbit Trail or other greenways within the City. Soon, you’ll see signs up along
the Trails System reinforcing these rules.
- Trail Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Most trails are not lighted and are closed at nighttime. This does not apply to
the Riverwalk and areas adjacent to the Liberty Bridge.
- Share the Trail & Keep Right
Please help us make the trail a friendly environment for all trail users by not
blocking the path. Walk and bike on the right side of the trail to facilitate
2-way traffic and using caution when passing other trail users.
- Pedestrians Have the Right of Way
Faster moving trail users, such as bicyclists, rollerbladers and skate boarders,
should yield to walkers and joggers.
- Communicate Before Passing
When passing from behind, please ding your bike bell or say “passing” loud
enough to alert those in front of you.
- Maintain a Safe Speed
Please slow down when rounding curves, passing other trail users, traveling
downhill, where the trail narrows, approaching intersections or when conditions
- Use Caution at Street Crossings
Please slow and stop at all street crossings and use caution when proceeding
into the intersection, even when using a marked crosswalk.
- Keep Pets on Short Leashes & Remove Pet Waste
Dogs are welcome on the trail, but please keep them on a short leash in order to
keep the trail safe for all users. Additionally, please pick-up after your pet.
Fecal matter from pet waste can negatively affect water quality of the Reedy
River. Bags are provided along the trail for waste removal, please deposit full
bags in trash receptacles.
- Keep Wheels Off Rubberized Surface
The rubberized surface is for runners and walkers only. Please help us ensure
the longevity of this section of the path by keeping wheels off of it, including
those from baby strollers, rollerblades, skateboards and bicycles.
- Respect Private Property, Stay on Trail
Please stay on the paved and marked trail at all times.
- No Motorized Vehicles
Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the path at any time. However, please note
that in order to maintain the trail you may occasionally encounter maintenance
trucks and lawn mowers on and alongside the trail.
- In an Emergency, Call 911
- Report non-emergency concerns to City of Greenville Parks and Recreation
Department at 864-467-4350 or call Greenville Cares at 864-232-2273 (CARE).