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Twelve Mile Creek Trail - Walnut Creek Park Segment

This segment of the Twelve Mile Creek Trail is comprised of natural surface, boardwalks and sidewalks that run through Walnut Creek Park in Lancaster. It will connect to the greenway segment in the Prescot neighborhood and Town Creek Park in Waxhaw, N.C. A 170-foot suspension bridge now spans Twelve Mile Creek, connecting the trail in SC to a segment of trail in NC. 
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running Mountain biking
Location
Lancaster (SC)
Length
3.70 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate
Surface
Gravel/Crushed stone, Natural surface, Boardwalk, Sidewalk, Mowed grass
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
50
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

Twelve Mile Creek Trail at Walnut Creek Park stretches along Twelve Mile Creek for nearly 3.7 miles from Walnut Creek Park through Walnut Creek neighborhood to the South Carolina/North Carolina state line. This natural surface trail hosts a number or boardwalks and bridges. 

The trail is located on the south side of the Twelve Mile Creek in the park and ends at the Carrington Drive Bridge. At the Carrington Drive Bridge you have to cross Carrington Drive to catch the trail on the north side of Twelve Mile Creek. The trail continues onto NC, becoming Twelve Mile Creek Greenway, with a 170-foot suspension bridge that spans the creek. The Walnut Creek subdivision is a planned development district consisting of over 900 acres which has been approved for 2,000 homes, 10 acres of future retail and commercial development and a 61 acre county park. In the Walnut Creek Park there are baseball fields, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, playgrounds soccer fields and plenty of parking. There is also a large covered picnic shelter and park office building with restrooms and concessions.

This segment will connects to the Twelve Mile Creek Greenway in Waxhaw, N.C. through the Prescot neighborhood and in to Town Creek Park. 

Trail Manager

Please visit Lancaster County for more information or contact:

Lancaster County
Chris Clouden - Director
260 S. Plantation Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 289-6090
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Twelve Mile Creek Greenway - Town of Waxhaw Segment

Trailhead Information

Parking Address: 10521 Walnut Creek Parkway, Lancaster, SC 29720 MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

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turborider
May 02, 2023
Nice long trail. I parked at the Walnut Creek trail entrance and rode all the way into the Waxhaw segment past Nesbit park and onto the paved paths in Waxhaw.

I'd say this was an intermediate ride as it had its share of hills, rocks/roots, bridges and a couple of high points overlooking the creek that I wouldn't want to have fallen from. (might not want to take young kids riding, or at least have them walk their bike past these high drop offs for safety).

This is one of the longest dirt trails in my area, so I will definitely be going back as I had a great time/ride. There are bathrooms and water fountains at Nesbit park (I think they also have them at the Walnut Creek Trail Head but I didn't see/use them) and the trail past that is paved which was a nice change from the dirt path at the beginning of the trail. There are several area's where the trail winds through a residential area and you have to find the trail head across the street or on the other side of a bridge but with a little adventurous searching you will find it.

You will also have to carry your bike up a couple of stairs to cross the SC/NC suspension bridge which I rode across but be careful as it does swing a bit from side to side. Going from the SC to NC side, you will go left to continue the trail into Waxhaw.

Have fun and keep riding!
turborider
May 02, 2023
Nice long trail. I parked at the Walnut Creek trail entrance and rode all the way into the Waxhaw segment past Nesbit park and onto the paved paths in Waxhaw.

I'd say this was an intermediate ride as it had its share of hills, rocks/roots, bridges and a couple of high points overlooking the creek that I wouldn't want to have fallen from. (might not want to take young kids riding, or at least have them walk their bike past these high drop offs for safety).

This is one of the longest dirt trails in my area, so I will definitely be going back as I had a great time/ride. There are bathrooms and water fountains at Nesbit park (I think they also have them at the Walnut Creek Trail Head but I didn't see/use them) and the trail past that is paved which was a nice change from the dirt path at the beginning of the trail. There are several area's where the trail winds through a residential area and you have to find the trail head across the street or on the other side of a bridge but with a little adventurous searching you will find it.

You will also have to carry your bike up a couple of stairs to cross the SC/NC suspension bridge which I rode across but be careful as it does swing a bit from side to side. Going from the SC to NC side, you will go left to continue the trail into Waxhaw.

Have fun and keep riding!
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