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Three Rivers Greenway Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Columbia, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 111 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Paddle sports

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Paved

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

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Getting There

The confluence of three rivers, the Broad, Congaree, and Saluda, make an interesting location for this paved, multi-use, public greenway. Visitors will travel through forested areas, past scenic river overlooks, and will see local wildlife, especially the Chimney Swifts that nest under the bridges. Benches are provided along the trail. At the southeastern end of the Cayce Riverwalk, remains of locks once used by riverboats are visible. Lighting, call boxes, and patrols by police provide safety. Restrooms are provided at two points. No fees. No camping.

Parking is provided at four points along the trail. See the map for locations.

River Alliance, 506 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, 29201; 803-765-2200; http://www.riveralliance.org/. City of Cayce, SC, 1800 12th Street Extension, Cayce, SC 29171; 803-796-9020; www.cityofcayce-sc.gov. City of West Columbia, SC, 200 N. 12th Street, 29169; 803-791-1800.

Columbia and Cayce are centrally located in the state of South Carolina, and are convenient to I-20, I-26, and I-77.

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Nischal Bajra
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easy and relaxing

Kathryn Fuller
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Walking

Super easy, well-kept concrete trail.

Ashley Oswald
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Hiking

Technically closed but a small foot path to the left will get you back on track

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Kelly Benjamin
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Hiking

Easy and extremely scenic walk.

Farook Shaik
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Walking

This is a beautiful Trail! You can see left side water and right side house. Its for all ages to roam round this trail.

Matt Flach
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Hiking

Very easy walk. Paved the whole but it ends at some boulders that provide a great view of the river. It’s also a good swimming and fishing spot.

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Hiking

We found this trail by chance when we were actually looking for a different riverwalk. We were pleasantly surprised by this surprise trail though. The view of the water is nice and the bridges are really neat to walk under. Though this might not be the most nature filled trail, it’s a nice spot for being so close to a populated area.

Lynn Kramer
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Running

One of my favorite places to run/walk. Biking is good here too, but I would suggest doing that at off peak times because parts can be fairly busy. Very sunny in the morning. More shaded from about 2p on. If there has been a lot of rain, check the Cayce City website for closures because some sections flood. The wood bridge sections can also be slippery after rain. But overall, this path is awesome. Bathrooms and water fountains can be found at the Gervais Street Bridge area and the main Cayce entrance. Plenty of benches for scenic breaks.

Charlene Forrest
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Walking

This is a beautiful trail!! Nice scenery with the water right beside the trail !

Stephanie Muller Bell
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Alex K
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Stunning historic bridge and rushing water. Plenty of foot traffic and some police presence when we went. Truly gorgeous walk.

Niki Termin
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Beautiful! Water on both sides and interesting history.

Jason Harris
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Great if you have no sense of smell! Seriously, they are venting raw sewage around every turn.

Jacob Cavinder
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Running

Great scenery with a little bit of history. The pavement is well taken care of.

Silvia Clark
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Walking

This is my favorite trail in the Columbia area. It's absolutely beautiful and very scenic. Lots of dogs on the trail.

Daylin Silber
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Very scenic. Really enjoyable!

Cedric Smith
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Great trail for leisure not so much for serious joggers or bikers.

Ines Watson Irby
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Beautiful day for a walk. Had a great time.

Pearlie Love
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Running

closed until further notice.

blake parris
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still closed

Christine Rutter
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Sadly closed. Not sure when it will reopen. I have been on this trail before, and it was lovely.

John Harmon
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Hiking

Just steps away from the busy streets of Columbia, this flowing green oasis takes you along the banks of the Congaree River. Stepping onto the trail, you are completely immersed into the beautiful landscape and can get away from hustle and bustle of the city. The entire trail is either paved or on a boardwalk, while the virtually flat terrain make it accessible to everyone. There are benches, picnic tables and trash cans conveniently placed along the course of the trail. The entire length is carefully maintained, creating a miles-long garden for visitors to enjoy. Fantastic views of the Congaree river are offered and the Columbia skyline can be occasionally glimpsed through breaks in the trees. The trail was busy on the day I visited, with people utilizing it for walking, biking and jogging. Dogs on leashes are welcomed and pet waste bags are available for use. I would rate this trail a "five", but an encounter with a latter-day troll (homeless guy living under a bridge) give me some reservations about that particular place. For those interested, he's under the Gervais Street bridge; you'll find it by the smell of raw sewage.

Kristin Perrine
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Hiking
Daphne Herndon
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Andi Gatzke
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Thomas Michael Duncan
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Carol R
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Hiking
Jim Kauth
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Henry Bassett
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Shari Forbes
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