Landsford Canal State Park

EASY 27 reviews

Landsford Canal State Park is a 3.1 mile out and back trail located near Catawba, South Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles
121 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



swift water, rocky shoals and tons of lilies in the spring !! This 460 acre park is well maintained and has the remains of a historic path that bypassed the rocky shoals of the Catawba River. It features ruins of canal-culverts, stone bridges, locks, an historic mill site and a lockkeepers house. The shoals are home to one of the worlds largest populations of rocky shoals spider lilies which are usually in full bloom from late April to June. There is a viewing area for the lilies along the trail which closely follows the banks of the river.

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Amazing scenery!!!!!

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6 months ago

Good educational trail. It is an easy out and back trail, with informative signs along the way.

8 months ago

Beautiful park.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Great hike along the river with a little history thrown in too. Added bonus if you go when the lilies are blooming.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

love this place for the history, beauty, and easy hiking - just wish it was larger.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It's an easy walk but the view of the river and the ruins make it worth while. There are a lot of fun little side paths too, these will just give you a different view of whatever ruin you have come across. If you are going to kayak and be out with the spider lilies, you're in for a breath taking scene.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Easy walk. The ruins from the old locks and canal system are breathtaking. The lilies are pretty cool too.