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Park Trails

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 city.

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

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

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 TrailsPhoto of Entrance to Troop Trail 19
  • 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 safely!
  • 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 River.

View a map of hiking and mountain biking trails at Timmons and Cleveland parks.

Holmes Park

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

Photo of Trailhead at Fernwood Nature TrailFernwood 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.