A Day on the Swamp Rabbit Trail
Greenville’s Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 22-mile multi-use (walking and bicycling) greenway that traverses along the Reedy River, an old railroad corridor and City parks. It connects Travelers Rest with the City of Greenville. If you haven’t spent much time biking along the Swamp Rabbit, add it to your to-do list.
If you only had one day to spend on a bike on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, South Carolina, here’s what I would recommend:
Stop #1: Breakfast at Ink N Ivy
21 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601
Grab your bike and head over to this popular brunch spot in Downtown Greenville. Make sure you carbo-load. Trust me, you’re going to need the energy! While you’re at it, also treat yourself to a mimosa…or two. Watch out for cars when you leave breakfast (especially if you have that second mimosa). Fortunately, it’s just a short distance from here to link up with the trail. Check out the interactive map here to be your guide.
Stop #2: Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery
205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC 29611
This is a great place to catch your breath and grab a cold drink. The menu is pretty impressive too, as the cafe specializes in local food, fresh-baked pastries, real ingredients, and Counter Culture Coffee. If you missed stop #1, this is also a great place to grab a snack. SRT bike rental is right next door, so if you’re looking for a slightly shorter ride, this is a great alternative starting point.
Stop #3: Furman Lake
Bell Tower, Greenville, SC 29617
Stop beside the lake at Furman University to take in the scenery and use the restroom if you need to. There are public facilities at this stop.
Stop #4: Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom
26 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
You’ve made it half way! This is as far north as we’ll go on the trail today. So put your feet up and enjoy a few of the local beers on tap. There’s cider and wine too if beer isn’t your thing. And if you’re feeling hungry, make sure you grab something from one of the food trucks parked out back. If you have a little more time to kill before jumping back on your bike, walk over to the outdoor store Sunrift Adventures, where there’s always something new in stock.
Stop #5: el Thrifty Social Club
25 Delano Dr, Greenville, SC 29601
It’s time to head back to Greenville, so make sure you go back down the Swamp Rabbit Trail in the direction you came from! We’ve only got one stop on the way back, and it’s el Thrifty Social Club. They open at 11am on weekends but not until 4pm on weekdays (and are closed on Monday), so make sure you plan accordingly. Hang out for a while and grab dinner or a margarita, but don’t stay too late. You’ll want to get back and off the trail before dark.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your day on Greenville’s Swamp Rabbit Trail. If you ever see me or my wife walking along it one day, I hope you’ll stop to say hi!