Landsford Canal State Historic Site

EASY 31 reviews

Landsford Canal State Historic Site is a 3.3 mile out and back trail located near Catawba, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

wild flowers

hiking
13 days ago

Family friendly, relaxing hike with interesting historical landmarks and views of the river along the way.

20 days ago

2 months ago

4 months ago

Neat to see the canals, a bonus for the kids.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Lovely trail.

hiking
5 months ago

beautiful for fall hiking

7 months ago

Great views and well marked trails. Always friendly people as well.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Great short trail! Learned about some history with signs along the way. The canal trail connects to the Nature trail near where there is supposed to be a good view of the spider lilies, although they weren't in bloom (July). Just up from there, along the nature trail, you can hop off the path (it's obvious where as others have) and see the water. I hopped across a few rocks and sat there to read. Very peaceful. Not a lot of hiking traffic today, which was nice. Glad I found this little gem. I'll be back! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Friday, November 20, 2015

hiking
Monday, November 16, 2015

Awesome fall hike

hiking
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Scenic, historic, mild, hike on flat ground. Kids would be able to do this one. Area is both rich in history and ecology.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

hiking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Great beginner hike especially in late May. Spider lilies were beautiful.

birding
Friday, May 22, 2015

Great place especially when the endangered rocky shoals spider lily is in bloom. There is also an active bald eagle nest where you can see fledgling eagles.

hiking
Saturday, February 14, 2015

It is a great park, but it is NOT located in Catawba, that is only a mailing address. All the ruins are located (and all the trails) in Chester County. The Lock Keepers House was moved from Great Falls, also in CHESTER County. Lancaster County is on the other side of the River, you can see Landsford Canal from there. That said, the Chester part of Landsford Canal has some really nice, easy walking trails and about every time I go I get to see the bald eagles. Come visit Chester County's Landsford Canal.