Florence Rail Trail
Most trails and outdoor spaces are open, and outdoor recreation is encouraged. Please follow outdoor recreation social distancing guidelines and trail etiquette. Be respectful of others, and call ahead if there's uncertainty regarding the trail being open (contact information can be found on each trail page).
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- Scenic Observation
- Point of Interest
- Picnic Area
- Handicap Access
- No Fee
- No Camping
The Florence Rail Trail is a gently sloping, paved, out-and-back, hiking/biking rail trail with a nature loop at the end.
From the parking area, begin this gently sloping, paved, out-and-back, hiking/biking rail trail with a nature loop at the end. The main trail is about two miles and there are several other sections and connectors.
As you pass sweet gum, pine trees intermingled with honey suckle, and grape vines you may see birds, snakes, squirrels, and other wild life. After you cross the footbridge, the pavement ends and you can return the way you came, or turn right and make a steep descent onto a natural surface loop through the woods. Cross the zig-zag board walk, pass the spur to the parking area for McLeod Fitness Center (on the left) and return the way you came.
Restrooms are available at Ebenezer Park (on the left, just beyond the sharp curve of Old Ebenezer Road). Motorized vehicles are not permitted, but motorized wheelchairs can negotiate the paved portion. Insect repellent is recommended during warm weather. Leashed pets are permitted.
Hours: Dawn to duskDirections:
From the junction of 1-95 and I-20 in Florence, drive east on David McLeod Boulevard (Business Spur I-20) and turn right on West Palmetto Street (US 76). Drive 2.5 miles and turn right onto Old Ebenezer Road. Drive .5 mile to the sharp left curve in the road, and turn right at the drive. The parking area is at the post-and-rail fence. Parking is also available at the McLeod Fitness Center.