department of parks and
In addition to the Swamp Rabbit Trail and expansive trail network near downtown
Greenville, there are walking and biking paths in other parks throughout the
North Main Park
Including a portion of sidewalk on N. Main Street and Ashley Avenue, North Main
Park features an approximately 1/2 mile paved and mulched trail around the
park’s softball diamond, basketball court, playground and picnic area.
Gower Park features an approximately 3/4 mile paved walking loop around the
park’s baseball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and
wooded shelter area. Trail users must utilize the parking lot or adjacent
grassed area to complete the loop.
McPherson Park features an approximately 3/4 mile paved walking loop around the
park’s playgrounds, miniature golf course, tennis courts, shuffleboard,
bandstand and shelter.
Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails
- The Timmons Park Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails cover
approximately 1.5 miles along the banks of a small creek. The trail winds
through the 27 acre park and can accommodate the beginner rider, as well as,
challenge the more advanced rider. Riders are required to wear helmets. Ride
- The Troop 19 Trail is approximately 1.25 miles and weaves through
a wooded area south west of the Greenville Zoo in Cleveland Park. The trail has
several access points along Cleveland Park Drive and Ridgeland Drive.
- The Eagle Trail in Cleveland Park covers approximately 1/2 mile
in the woods above the park and connects the tennis court area to the south end
of the park. There are access points along Lakehurst Drive, Woodland Way and the
paved walking paths.
- The Dog Park Trail is a 1/2 mile, unmarked trail in Cleveland
Park. It is adjacent to Woodland Way Circle with access points near the dog park
on Woodland Way and along the Swamp Rabbit Trail as it parallels the Reedy
View a map of hiking and mountain biking trails at Timmons and Cleveland
Holmes Park features an asphalt trail and concrete sidewalk loop around the
parks perimeter that is almost 1/2 mile long. The park is also home to a
baseball diamond, shelter and disc golf course.
Ramona Graham Fitness Trail
Located within Cleveland Park, this 16-station fitness trail is linked by a
paved hiking path.
Download a map of the course.
Fernwood Nature Trail at Cleveland Park
Nature Trail is a short trail of less than 1/2 mile, winding through a mature
hardwood portion of Cleveland Park. It was developed by the City of Greenville
Parks & Recreation Department along with the William Bartram Group, S.C. Chapter
of the Sierra Club. For several years, these two organizations have worked
together to define, clear and maintain the trail, identify plants, and develop
interpretive materials. Many years ago, the Fernwood Nature Trail was part of an
old horse trail.
The trail is great for birdwatchers or the casual ambler, the trail's objective
is to provide an enjoyable and educational experience. Twenty-four numbered
sites along the trail help users identify different plant and tree species. A
quiet and observant walker may be able to see some of the park’s wildlife,
including many bird types, squirrels, chipmunks, frogs, lizards, turtles, snakes
(almost certainly not poisonous), insects and spiders.
Please stay on the trail to lessen erosion of the surrounding land and prevent
destruction of the fragile wildflowers and other special plants along the trail.
Beware of poison ivy, although it is periodically cleared from the trail, the
woods are an ideal poison ivy habitat.
Download a guide to hiking Fernwood Nature Trail.