Landsford Canal State Park

EASY 31 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.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

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.

hiking
4 days ago

Great park! The trails are kept you very nicely and have sand gravel for easy traction. No hills so even grandma can come. Make sure to check out the historic sight and come during spring when the canal is filled with blooming flowers.

hiking
6 months ago

My favorite park in the area. I go here often. The trails are well maintained. Nice hike when you just need to get outdoors and clear your mind.

6 months ago

Worth a detour to get there. May try and go back in spring for Lilly bloom. Easy run.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing scenery!!!!!

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

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

Friday, January 20, 2017

Beautiful park.

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.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

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

walking
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.

hiking
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

hiking
Monday, March 18, 2013

Great short trail. Lots of small wild life! The trail itself was kept up very well. Loved seeing the old canal walls grown over in moss and ferns! Plus the waterfronts were very lovely!

walking
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Great leisurely walk w/dogs or children. Mostly level w/good river views.

paddle sports
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Be sure to kayak through the rocky shoals spider lilies when they are blooming. Beautiful experience!

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2012

A nice leisurely path along the Catawba river shoals. We went to see the spider lilies and got there in the afternoon (park closed at 8pm). The lilies were a little past the peak. To really see them well you need to be out on the water (kayaks and canoes allowed) or bring a pair of binoculars. It may have been because of the time of year (spider lily blossoms) but the park was charging $5 /person to get in. A bit high in my opinion for what they had to offer.

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