Three Rivers Greenway Trail

EASY 30 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

20 days ago

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

trail running
2 months ago

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

walking
5 months ago

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

7 months ago

Very scenic. Really enjoyable!

9 months ago

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Beautiful day for a walk. Had a great time.

trail running
Saturday, November 19, 2016

closed until further notice.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

still closed

Sunday, January 03, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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.

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hiking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

walking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

walking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sunday, July 03, 2016

recorded Three Rivers Greenway

Sunday, April 26, 2015

recorded Three Rivers Greenway

walking
Saturday, February 07, 2015

walking
Friday, October 04, 2013