The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail is a nearly 14 mile multi-use (walking and bicycling) greenway that traverses along the Reedy River, an old railroad corridor and City parks to connect Travelers Rest with the City of Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville Health System is the title sponsor and provided $100,000 – $1,000,000 for 10 years to develop the trail.
A recent study, which was a collaborative effort between Greenville County Recreation District (GCRD), Upstate Forever, and Furman University’s Dr. Julian Reed, provides data supporting these ideas. A few key findings from the study:
- 350,000 users a year on Swamp Rabbit Trail!
Eighty percent of those users are bicyclists!
The trail provides transportation benefits, encourages economic development, increases quality of life, and improves the environment!
Economic impact of the trail.
GHS Swamp Rabbit 5K
The GHS Swamp Rabbit 5K is the largest 5K in South Carolina with well over 5,000 people participating in the Friday night run in early May along the trail.