Multi-Use Trail
Three Rivers Greenway


This is an easy walking paved trail, which follows the banks of the Congaree River in Cayce and West Columbia. You will wind through a shaded forest which includes ash, oak, sycamore, sweet gum, paper mulberry, paw paw, and river birch to a canopy of kudzu. You may also encounter a wide variety of birds and animals, especially chimney swifts who nest under the bridges. Benches at various points provide an opportunity to stop and just sit, listen to the river, and enjoy the outdoors. At the end of the newest extension you will see the remains of the locks once used by riverboats.

Lights, call boxes, and patrols by police provide safety. Restrooms are provided at two points. Pets are allowed on a leash. Insect repellent is recommended during the warm months.

Length: 9.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Dog Friendly: Yes

Fees: None

Directions: The northern trailhead: From Sunset Boulevard turn onto Lucas Street and immediately turn right onto Moffat Street. The parking area is at the end of Moffat Street.

The amphitheater trailhead: On Alexander Road at the west end of the Gervais Street Bridge in West Columbia.


The midpoint trailhead: Drive south on State Street in Cayce and turn left onto Naples Street and continue to the parking area.


The southern trailhead: Drive south on State Street in Cayce, which will become Taylor Street. Turn left onto New State Street and drive to Brookcliff Drive. Turn left onto Brookcliff, continue to the end, and park at the community building. (Update: This trailhead now ends at 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce,SC 29033.)

Hours: Lighting is provided for evening or early morning walks.

Camping: No camping.

Information: River Alliance, 400 Rivermont Drive, Columbia, SC, 29210 / (803) 765-2200

City of Cayce, 1800 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29171 / (803) 796-9020

City of West Columbia, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169 / (803) 791-1800

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Updated:September 4, 2008
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