In the southern end of the Swamp Rabbit trail lies a network of tracks aptly suited for a leisurely spin or a family outing. Welcome to Conestee's Network Trails, a mixed-use pathway system that effortlessly blends the tranquility of marshlands with the practicality of urban life.
Conestee’s trail system, although mostly beginner-friendly, offers something for riders of all levels. The single tracks that are accessible to bikes incorporate a handful of minor slopes and roots, adding a pinch of technical flair.
Given the park's scenic beauty and proximity to downtown Greenville, expect to encounter a good number of pedestrians. While this underscores the trail's popularity, it also demands heightened alertness from bikers.
Complete with water stations, restrooms, and ample parking, Conestee also serves as a gateway to the famed Swamp Rabbit trail, connecting it to Greenville and Traveler's Rest.
For those navigating via GPS, the point of reference is Mauldin Rd at the old Greenville Braves Stadium. Once there, a scenic landscape invites riders to take in the serenity that contradicts its urban setting.
Conestee's Network Trails, though primarily geared towards beginner and casual riders, can offer brief moments of challenge for more experienced cyclists, particularly when tackled at speed. The park’s dual role as a peaceful retreat and an urban cycling venue makes it a valuable resource for Greenville’s burgeoning biking community. However, as it stands, the trail network could benefit from better signage, especially given the number of pathways off-limits to bikes. Also, improved security measures could make the area more inviting to riders of all ages and genders.
Riding on trails poses its own set of risks. Abide by trail rules and maintain awareness of your surroundings. Safety first, always.