When you’re in Travelers Rest you’re in the most bike-friendly place on earth. We’ve got bikes everywhere and there’s no wonder why. The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 22 mile, multi-use greenway runs along Main St in Travelers Rest connecting to nearby Greenville.
You’ll find plenty of benches and gazebos along the trail, as well as some terrific trailside restaurants to rest and refuel. Don’t have a bike? Rent one from Sunrift Adventures, an outdoor outfitter conveniently located near the start of the trail at 1 Center St. in Travelers Rest.
Interactive Trail Map:
Great for out-of-town visitors interested in experiencing the Prisma Swamp Rabbit Trail and regular trail users – the Interactive Trail Map is filled with useful trip-planning information, trail amenities and points of interest, as well as special considerations for a safe experience. Find the Interactive Trail Map HERE.
View the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail Safety Video HERE.
Swamp Rabbit Trail History
The curiously named Swamp Rabbit Trail follows the former right-of-way of what was once the Greenville & Northern Railway, a short line running north from Greenville, South Carolina. The history of the G&N dates back to the late 19th century, and from these early years, it struggled to earn sustained profits. Like most railroads of this period, it had grand visions of running hundreds of miles between Georgia and Tennessee. Read more
Places to Stop for a Quick Bite
Wherever you choose to start and stop, you’ll find plenty of benches and gazebos along the way, as well as some terrific trailside restaurants to rest and refuel. In town, you’ll find Sidewall Pizza Company, Whistle Stop at the American Cafe, Pink Mama’s Ice Cream Parlor, and the newest addition to the trail, Topsoil Kitchen & Market and more.
Find the Bronze Bunny
Along the trail in town if you look really hard you’ll find the bronze bunny, donated to the city from students of Travelers Rest High School. Hint, you’ll smell crepes cooking and see lots of colorful kayaks across the street.
Traveling south, about .50 miles from Main Street in Travelers Rest, you’ll find two entrances to Furman University on your left. You can detour down the path to get a better look at the lake, clock tower, beautiful campus, or simply stop for a water break in the shade.
Bike Fix Station & Train Car
A bike fix station can be found at the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Station near Sulphur Springs Road in case you need to pump up the tires mid-trip. Look for the train car built way back in 1947 which originally operated as part of the Southern Railway.