Best Stops Along Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail

Whether you’re a tourist in town for a few days or a local looking for a great way to spend the day outside, a day on the Swamp Rabbit Trail is the way to go. Greenville, SC, known for it’s cycling-friendly community, is home to one of the country’s top rail-to-trail paths: The Swamp Rabbit Trail.

This paved 22-mile trail opened in 2009 and connects the cities of Greenville and Travelers Rest. Trailgoers are exposed to a multitude of sights along the way from stunning forestry to curious critters to local art installations. Numerous restaurants, breweries, boutiques and picnic areas are also positioned mer feet away and make for ideal pit-stops. Have we convinced you yet? Great! Check out our breakdown of stops to make along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Coffee Stops

It doesn’t matter if they’re first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon, coffee breaks are meant to be enjoyed at any point of the day.

Food Stops

The food scenes in both Greenville and Travelers Rest are to die for. Fortunately, many delicious eateries sit on or in close proximity to the trail.

PHOTO CREDIT: Dave edwards

PHOTO CREDIT: Dave edwards

Scenic Stops

As you make your way down the trail, be sure to stop and take in the stunning scenery. Don’t be surprised if a few curious critters grace you with their presence.

  • Furman Lake

  • Medusa Tree a.k.a “Root Tree”

  • The Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park

  • Reedy River

  • Cleveland Park

Drink Stops

You can’t go wrong with a few cold brew - or cocktail - stops along the way.

Retail Stops

You won’t find these shops anywhere else, so pop-in and see if you find any hidden treasures.

PHOTO CREDIT: Dave edwards

PHOTO CREDIT: Dave edwards

Art Stops

Enjoy a variety of art installations, positioned along the trail, by local artists brought in to create a compelling public art collection.

  • “The Runner” statue

  • Danny Kyzer’s trail benches

  • Steel mesh rabbit and beaver statues

  • “The Tortoise has a Spare” wall mural

It doesn’t matter which end you start at. Enjoy any of these stops as you make your way up or down the trail. If you have any suggestions for stops along The Swamp Rabbit Trail that we didn’t mention, share with us in the comments section below!

One of Our Favorite Restaurants in Greenville SC - Swamp Rabbit Cafe

Today I'm at one of our favorite restaurants in Greenville SC chatting with, Mary Walsh, one of the owners and founders of Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery.   Located just two miles from downtown Greenville SC, they serve our community by connecting us with local farms offering the very best locally grown produce, local meats, local goods and products, fresh bakery, great coffee, a full menu which now includes Swamp Pizza! It is a wonderful community hub right on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail.  Mary tells us about how they started making their famous Stecca bread ... watch the video below to hear her story ...

Greenville SC Events

They have great local events at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe like a Dance Party once a month, Spring Flea and Holiday Flea with local makers and great local gifts.  Attend one of their cooking classes or community dinners.  Listen to experts on a variety of sustainable subjects like bee keeping, canning, raising chickens and so much more.  Bring your kids to play in their fenced in play yard right off the trail.

Bike Friendly Cafe

The Swamp Rabbit Cafe is one of the most bike friendly cafes you will find.  Trail riders and roadies alike pour in every day off the bike trail to refuel and refresh.  This is a great place to grab a delicious coffee drink or smoothie and a gluten free donut or a homemade scone and by all means don't leave without a Stecca bread (Mary's recipe) stuffed in your bike basket or bike jersey.  Just veer off the Swamp Rabbit Trail and into their parking lot.  Enjoy dining al fresco under the generous shade canopies!  They also have plenty of bicycle parking and picnic tables.

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The Swamp Rabbit Cafe is the first stop we recommend to our guests as they ride their bikes up the Swamp Rabbit bike trail to Travelers Rest, SC!  It is one of our favorite things to do in Greenville SC any day of the week for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack.  They have a great selection of  beer and wine too with local cheeses and more!  A great stop for a bike date!  Give them a visit and see why they are one of our favorite restaurants in Greenville SC.  Please like their Facebook page to see all their fun upcoming events! #eatlocalridebikes #bikeinnbikeout

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