Spartanburg County Trails

In partnership with many others, Partners for Active Living is spearheading an effort to build a connected trails network throughout the urban area. The complete system will total 32 miles of connected trails: 12 miles of existing and 20 miles of new trails. See Greenways and Trail Plans for more on our collective vision. 

Existing Dan Trails




Other Information

Butterfly Branch Greenway

Behind Northside Harvest Park (near VCOM Carolinas)

0.4 miles

Owned by the City of Spartanburg, the greenway connects to a Butterfly Creek that cultivates a fun, positive space for individuals of all ages to enjoy. 

Cottonwood Trail 

The trail can be accessed off of Beachwood Dr

1.8 miles

Owned by Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE), the trail is a part of the Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve, a 116-acre urban preserve and trail system.

Drayton Trails (Upper & Lower Drayton)

Upper: Trailhead starts off Doctors Park Dr at the Spartanburg Medical Center- Mary Black Campus

Lower: Trailhead starts at the parking lot off Drayton Rd across from Drayton Mills Marketplace

Upper- 1.2 miles

Lower- .75 miles

Owned by Drayton Mills, the trails connect into Drayton Mills Marketplace. Read more about the trail here

Duncan Park (walking & biking)

Trails main entrance is off Duncan Park Dr

Walking- 0.6 miles

Biking- 6 miles

Owned by the City of Spartanburg, the off-road biking trails wind and weave through the woods of Duncan Park.

Glendale Shoals

Located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson's Fork Creek

1 mile

Owned by SPACE, the Glendale Shoals Preserve consists of 13 acres and features a scenic waterfall that cascades over a dam. 

Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail

Located between South Pine St and Union St, the trail has access points at east Henry St and at Country Club Rd

1.9 miles

Owned by the City of Spartanburg, the trail includes Rail Tail dog park, Hot Spot skate park, a Spartanburg BCycle station and The Rail Yard park.

Mary H. Wright Greenway

Located between Hudson Barksdale Blvd and Alexander Ave 

1 mile

Owned by the City of Spartanburg, the greenway includes a basketball court, two playgrounds, and a picnic shelter.

River Birch Trail

The trailhead starts off Sydnor Rd behind the old Spartanburg High School tennis courts. 

0.6 miles

Owned by the City of Spartanburg, the trail has recently been paved and is a great place for familes with strollers, bikes or wheelchairs. 

Three Creeks Trail 

Paralleling Fairforest Creek, this trail runs along Vanderbilt Rd between W Main St and Baltimore St. 

1.2 miles


Wadsworth Trail

501 Willis Rd  (The trail is three-pronged, with ending points on Willis Rd at Magnolia Park Estate, the intersection between Copperline Dr and Willis Rd, and at the end of Caldwell Dr at Rock Springs.)

3.6 miles

The trail connects eight neighborhoods and the Westside of Spartanburg. 

For a detailed list with maps, head to Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)

Maps include Historic Downtown Walking Tour, A Tour of Textile Town, Revolutionary War Tour, Spartanburg Music Trail, Public Art Guide, Croft State Park, Cottonwood Trail, many bicycling route maps

New Dan Trails "In the Works"

Eastside Connections (Upper Dan)

Downtown Connections (Middle Dan)

Westside Connections (Lower Dan)

Canopy under the Norfolk Southern trestle at the Lower Drayton Trail

MBF Rail Trail to Barnet Park

Anderson Mill Road connection to the Wadsworth Trail

Lawson's Fork corridor

Downtown Spartanburg to Butterfly Branch Creek

Our westside dream

Country Club Road from Pine Street to Glendale