Three Rivers Greenway Run

Jul 27, 2011 by

Three Rivers Greenway Run

Train Track over the Congaree River

Last weekend my son and I needed a place to run in the shade. We decided not to go to the trails and instead hit the Three Rivers Greenway path along the Congaree River in the West Columbia/Cayce area of the Midlands. The website lists the path as 3.2 miles from end to end. We parked at the Gervais St. bridge entrance (free parking!)  and ran south toward Cayce.  Here’s a link to the map. At the end of the official path,  we went a bit into the neighborhood there before turning around and heading back. We ran about 5.5 miles total.

This turned out to be a really good place to run. The path surface is a mix of concrete and boardwalks and was plenty wide enough to share with a few cyclists and dog walkers . The path was very shady, the views were scenic, and there were a few gentle slopes.  Hard to believe downtown Columbia was just across the river.

View of Downtown Columbia

This would be an excellent place for beginners.  If you are  looking for a longer run, the map shows you can cross the Gervais St. bridge and access Riverfront Park on the Columbia side of the Congaree.

As I mentioned before there was no fee to enter or park and the two restroom facilities were clean.  I snapped a few pictures along the way with my  phone. Hope you enjoy.

Gervais Street Bridge










Congaree River View


The View I get Running "With" My Son These Days










You can find out more about the park here.


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