The Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville may be one of the best places to walk your dog in the Upstate. At 17.5 miles long its main branch connects downtown Greenville with Travelers Rest. The entire length is paved with the scenery alternating between woods and city views. If you don’t feel up to tackling the whole 17.5 miles of it, we’ve included a few of the highlights below.
Cleveland Park’s Dog Park
On the edge of Cleveland Park, the Swamp Rabbit Trail runs right by the Greenville City Dog Park. This is a great place to let your dog off-leash for a romp and a chance to meet some new friends. There’s lots of benches for the two-legged forks to sit while their four-leggers enjoy the day. Bring a Frisbee or tennis ball to amp up the fun.
Further down the trail is Falls Park, the gem of downtown Greenville. In Falls Park there’s the Reedy River Falls, the Liberty Bridge, and tons of park benches. The landscaping is beautiful at all times of the year with lots of side trails for you and your canine to walk on. Falls Park also gives easy access to Main Street with some very wide, walkable sidewalks.
Further north, the trail cuts through the back of Furman University. You can access their lake with its iconic clock tower. This is one of the most lush and heavily wooded parts of the trail. Sit down by the lake and enjoy watching the geese and ducks float past you.
Downtown Travelers Rest
Keep going past Furman University and the trail runs right through downtown Travelers Rest. If you haven’t been in a while, there has been some really nice development going on in Greenville’s neighbor to the north. Take some time to stroll down the trail or get off and go down their Main Street.