Florence Rail Trail

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Paved


5.00 miles




Paved, Boardwalk, Natural

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Scenic Observation
  • Point of Interest
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Pets
  • 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.

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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 dusk


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.

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City of Florence Recreation Department | 513 Barnes Street, Florence, SC 29501 | (843) 665-3253 | Email

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Lat: 34.18331192978152
Long: -79.83316676727293