Greenwood County, SC

Greenwood County, SC


This upstate county offers plenty of recreational and historical opportunities, including three rail-trails, a historic site, and a large lake. With US #178 and US #221 crossing the city, Greenwood has for decades been a progressive city for both industry and community life.

Parks and recreation areas

  • Fell Hunt Camp

    Located just outside of Greenwood, this recreation area in the Sumter National Forest serves as a gateway to some wonderful trails for hiking, off-road bicycling, and horseback riding. You will also find a picnic shelter here.

  • Lake Greenwood State Park

    This upstate park is also known as the “Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area”. It offers some great views of Lake Greenwood and the surrounding woods. There are a number of picnic tables, campgrounds with easy lake access, boat ramps, and a fishing pier. A short hiking trail runs through the woods also. Additionally, the Conservation Education and Conference Center features an exhibit showing the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

  • Ninety Six National Historic Site

    First settled around 1751, nobody knows for certain how the village of Ninety Six got its name. By the time of the Revolutionary War, Ninety Six was a thriving village with at least 96 people and the site of the Star Fort, an important British defensive post. Visit the Ninety Six National Historic Site to learn how General Nathaniel Greene planned and executed a clever siege on the Star Fort in 1781. You can also see the lifestyles of colonial America. This is one of the more interesting military battle sites. The remains of the old Star Fort are still standing. You can also see a reconstruction of the Stockade Fort and an old log cabin that has been moved here. Fishing is allowed on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from April 1 to November 1. The times for fishing are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Ninety Six Town Trail

    The town of Ninety Six once had a railroad running through its business district. Today, the railbed has been converted into a trail for walking and bicycling.

  • Railroad and Mill Village Heritage Trail

    In the town of Greenwood, South Carolina, you will find a paved bicycle trail built along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The pathway begins on Main Street and runs about 21/2 miles through residential areas to an old mill village.

  • Rock Creek Trail

    This hiking trail runs through the woods along a small creek in the suburbs of Greenwood, SC.

  • West Cambridge Park and Trail

    In one of Greenwood's historic neighborhoods, an old railroad switching yard has been transformed into a great place for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. In addition to the playgrounds and picnic tables, an unpaved trail runs from here to the shopping district along the SC #72 Bypass.

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Bicycling routes

Name Length Terrain Description

Greenwood Villager

8.7 kilometers (5.4 miles)


This route takes you thru Greenwood's mill village then back up on the Heritage Trail.

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