Top Dog Friendly Trails in South Carolina

If your dog likes to ruff it, bring Fido hiking in South Carolina. Our dog friendly hiking section includes everything from easy one-hour walks to fantastic overnight trips in South Carolina that won’t be soon forgotten. Seriously, go take a hike!

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 18.6-mile walking/biking trail that passes through the heart of downtown Greenville and Reedy River Park. Popular with humans of all sizes and their four-legged friends, the trail runs along the beautiful, meandering Reedy River, which features multiple waterfalls and is home to several of Greenville's finest ducks. Whether you and you pooch are traveling to Greenville, already live here, or are just passing through, you must not leave without hitting the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

West Ashley Greenway

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The West Ashley Greenway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Charleston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Ashley Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017144">TrailLink.com</a>.

Paris Mountain State Park

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Paris Mountain State Park is a great state park near downtown Greenville, SC. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

Falls Park on the Reedy

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Falls Park on the Reedy is located in the center of downtown Greenville and is the perfect spot for a morning walk, an afternoon picnic, or an evening stroll with your favorite four-legged friend. The park has plenty of open space for Fido to roam, but dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners must clean up after their pets. Poop bag dispensers are located throughout the park. On warm weekends, your dog will meet plenty of furry friends.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Take a hike with your pup through Sea Pines Forest Preserve in the Sea Pines community on Hilton Head Island. You and Fido can walk the trails and see a 4,000-year old Indian Shell Ring, a rice field, wildflowers in abundance, a vanishing swamp, and gorgeous lakefront views. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times in the preserve, and make sure to clean up after him.

Palmetto Islands County Park

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Bring your pet with you on-leash to this lovely, tropical, 943-acre park, which also includes a fenced, off-leash dog run.

Anne Springs Close Greenway

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Anne Springs Close Greenway allows leashed pets to join you on its miles of hiking trails.

Lake Conestee Nature Park

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Lake Conestee Nature Park consists of approximately 400 acres of beautiful natural habitat on the Reedy River just 6 miles south of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The park contains both hardwood and evergreen forest, extensive wetlands, 3 miles of the Reedy River, and a rich diversity of wildlife habitat. Deer, raccoon, beaver, fox, river otter, and various small mammals inhabit the park, along with numerous species of reptiles and amphibians. Over 170 bird species have been reported by the Greenville County Bird Club. The park has been designated as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance by the National Audubon Society. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not allowed into water or wetland areas.

Pitt Street Railroad Bridge

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This is the old railroad causeway that used to connect Mt. Pleasant to Sullivan's island. The city planted grass and palm trees and it is a beautiful place to walk your dog and watch the sunset. There are pet waste stations and a water fountain for people and for dogs. A must do when in charleston. Parking can be tight.

Croft State Park

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Once an army training base, Croft State Park covers more than 7,000 acres of rolling, wooded terrain just a few miles from downtown Spartanburg. The park offers 12 miles of biking and hiking trails, a playground, picnicking and camping, as well as fishing and boating in one of two lakes. Horseback riding in South Carolina state parks is widely popular, and Croft is known around the region for its equestrian facilities. Dogs are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

Arrowhead Park

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Enjoy a walk along the beautiful trails of this Cheraw park. Pets are welcome to join you if on-leash.

Florence Rail Trail

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The Florence Rail Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Florence! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Florence Rail Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017126">TrailLink.com</a>.

Audubon Newhall Preserve

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The Audubon Newhall Preserve is a 50-acre tract of land with trails and a pond supporting alligators. Leashed dogs are allowed. During the spring and fall, interpretive walks are offered for a fee.

Mary Black Rail Trail

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The Mary Black Rail Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Spartanburg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mary Black Rail Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6181028">TrailLink.com</a>.

Palmetto Trail - Swamp Fox Passage

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The Palmetto Trail - Swamp Fox Passage is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Awendaw! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Palmetto Trail - Swamp Fox Passage. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017141">TrailLink.com</a>.

North Augusta Greeneway Park

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The North Augusta Greeneway Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in North Augusta! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North Augusta Greeneway Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017136">TrailLink.com</a>.

Palmetto Trail - Swamp Fox Passage

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The Palmetto Trail - Swamp Fox Passage is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Bonneau! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Palmetto Trail - Swamp Fox Passage. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017141">TrailLink.com</a>.

Cathedral Aisle Trail

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The Cathedral Aisle Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Aiken! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cathedral Aisle Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6031376">TrailLink.com</a>.

Riverside Park

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A 45 acre park on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River with picnic area, boat landing, and walking trails.

Cottonwood Trail

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The Cottonwood Trail is part of the Edwin M. Griffin Nature preserve, located minutes from downtown Spartanburg. The property protects a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams. Over 5 miles of trails offer runners and naturalists a break from city traffic. It provides a place for citizens to run, walk, kayak, canoe, and to enjoy other recreational outings. This urban greenspace has many unique and outstanding features including several wetlands, open spaces, geological formations, and offers habitat for deer, wild turkey, fox, beaver, raccoon, numerous birds and reptiles, wildflowers, and trees. Pets must remain on a leash under owner's control.

Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

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The Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Mountain Rest! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017117">TrailLink.com</a>.

Heritage Trail

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The Heritage Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Greenwood! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Heritage Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017127">TrailLink.com</a>.

Ten Governors Rail Trail

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The Ten Governors Rail Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Edgefield! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ten Governors Rail Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017716">TrailLink.com</a>.

Cowpens National Battleground

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Cowpens National Battleground is dog friendly with a 2-mile historical trail, covered shelter, and huge mowed field to run in. There are also a dozen wooded trails ranging from .5 miles to 2 miles long that Fido can join you on.

Landsford Canal State Park

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You and Fido can enjoy the ingenuity which made the Catawba River commercially navigable in the early 1800s as you explore the remains of the historic canal system. Popular park activities include nature-watching, picnicking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. Dogs must be leashed at all times.