This flat trail along a former rail line is the perfect spot for a leisurely ride with the family.

By Kim Cross and Graham Averill
April 07, 2011
Credit: Chris M. Rogers

The Ride
A former rail line, this 13.5-mile South Carolina trail is blissfully flat and traffic-free, connecting Greenville to Travelers Rest along a scenic stretch of the Reedy River. Roll beneath Liberty Bridge in Greenville's Falls Park, adjacent to dramatic waterfalls. At the midpoint, a connector path meanders around Furman Lake.

Your Guide
You. (It's hard to get lost.) You can hitch a ride back on one of Greenville's buses, equipped with bike racks to offer "shuttles" to and from Travelers Rest. For more info on the trail, visit Greenville Rec.

You'll Love It If...
You've got kids or hate traffic. It's straight, hill-free, and closed to cars.

Gear Up
Reedy Rides will deliver a bicycle to you, with a helmet, bag, and lock.