Swamp Rabbit Trail - City of Fountain Inn

Enjoy both the natural and recreational assets of the trail as you follow Wilson Creek. There are plenty of stops to relax, play, or exercise.

The Swamp Rabbit TRACK Trail follows an easy, 1-mile section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, from the Swamp Rabbit Trailhead on Hellams Street to Mount Zion Drive. Parking exists at both the trailhead and midway down the trail at the Country Chase Fitness Park.

The nearly 20-mile Prisma Health (formerly Greenville Health System) Swamp Rabbit Trail links cities in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. The section of Swamp Rabbit Trail in the city of Fountain Inn is the most recent addition.

The name Fountain Inn derives from the "inn with a fountain" that was located on a postal road between Laurens and Greenville. When a post office was established just south of the inn in 1832, the office was named Fountain Inn. Following the Civil War a store was opened, but no real center existed until after the 1886 arrival of the Charleston and Western Carolina Railroad. By the early twentieth century, the town had grown to over twenty businesses where local investors joined the late nineteenth-century textile boom that swept the upstate by opening the Fountain Inn Cotton Mill in 1898. Other textile mills followed, but Fountain Inn remained primarily a commercial hub for nearby farmers. Twentieth-century transportation developments reinforced Fountain Inn’s prosperity, as the town straddled what emerged as a major north-south highway in the upstate.

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Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables
Amenities:
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Paved path with a bridge that crosses a small creek before heading to the woods.
The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail has received assitance from the Recreational Trails Program in cooperation with the South Carolina State Trails Program and the Federal Highway Administration.
A paved path through the trees.

Adventures for Swamp Rabbit Trail - City of Fountain Inn

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Pond Life

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Ponds may seem quiet, but they are actually teeming with all kinds of life. With the Pond Life brochure, kids will learn the difference between producer and consumer organisms, and how to identify where a plant, animal, or insect fits into the ecosystem of a pond. This brochure will have kids keep an eye out for 12 common pond residents, and teach how these plants and animals use the pond.
Hiking

Types of Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
It’s easy to get confused with the various types of trees that can be found in the forest. Use this guide to identify and learn about a few of the common types of trees in the area.

Directions

Hellams St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Latitude: 34.705682379139
Longitude: -82.193092240594

Address leads to Swamp Rabbit trailhead. To travel to the Country Chase Fitness Park, midway along the TRACK Trail, travel to 136 Catterick Way, Fountain Inn.

 

 

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