Greenways & Trail Plans

In recent years PAL has been working with many public and private partners to implement 32 miles of continuous trail that will allow you to ride or walk from Glendale Shoals to the east to the heart of our community in downtown Spartanburg to the old Anderson Mill to the west. 

We often get asked about when projects are moving forward and so we want to keep you in the loop. 

On the map below, you will notice that there are three major sections - Lower (west), Middle, and Upper (east). We are providing project updates based on these segments.


Trail Name

Location Details

Where We Are

Construction Timeline

Upper Country Club Road sidepath MBF Rail Trail to Glendale SCDOT is managing this project and details are on their site 2021
Upper Lower River Birch Behind Spartanburg High School COMPLETE!! 2018-2019
Upper Upper River Birch Behind Willy Taco and East Main St. businesses Engineering is underway 2020
Upper Norfolk Southern Underpass to Drayton Connecting into the Lower Drayton Trail Engineering and railroad approval 2020
Upper Beaumont Mill Village connection Lawson's Fork Creek to Adams Park Engineering and Duke Energy approval 2020
Middle Downtown Connector MBF Rail Trail to Barnet Park Right-of-way acquisition Fall 2019!!
Middle Northside Connector Barnet Park to Butterfly Branch Conceptual planning  2022
Middle Three Creeks Trail along Vanderbilt Rd Paralleling the Fairforest Creek Construction underway Late 2019
Lower Westview Elementary School Connector Copperline Drive to Oak Grove Rd COMPLETE!! 2019
Lower Anderson Mill Rd Side Path (Wadsworth phase 5) Tillotson Rd to Old Anderson Mill Rd Funding approved 2021


More trails information 
Trail segment maps for existing trails and those 'in process'
Monthly trails counts
Trails FAQs

Additional resources:
Executive summary for the Trails and Greenways Master Plan