Lower Saluda Greenway Feasibility Study

Now more than ever, the need for safe, comfortable outdoor recreation opportunities is apparent. Throughout the Midlands of South Carolina, Greenway and trail use is growing exponentially in popularity.  The Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) is conducting a feasibility study to provide a detailed look at how the Lower Saluda Greenway can connect with the larger Greenway network and to adjacent residential and commercial areas.  The proposed trail, once constructed, will consist of a 10.5-mile multi-use, paved pathway.  The path will extend along the north side of the Saluda River from the Johnny W. Jeffcoat Walkway at the Lake Murray Dam to the Three Rivers Greenway at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.   The Greenway will provide walking, bicycling and wheeling access to many communities and surrounding amenities.

The Lower Saluda Greenway Feasibility Study further defined the Greenway’s mission, purpose, and need; identified potential environmental and cultural resources that should have direct access; provided opportunities for public input; and created a concept plan and cost estimates.  

Lower Saluda Greenway Phase I and Phase II RFP

Lower Saluda Greenway Feasibility Study Final Report

View the summary video for the Lower Saluda Greenway Feasibility Study.

 

  • View the Informational Video below  about the benefits of the Greenway and how it can improve the quality of life for users

 

  • View the Interactive Map  - An interactive map has been created to allow participants to click on a specific area to suggest areas for trails and observe what others are suggesting.