Twelve Mile Creek Trail - Walnut Creek Park Segment

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

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Twelve Mile Creek Trail at Walnut Creek Park stretches along Twelve Mile Creek for nearly 3.5 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
Lancaster County Parks and Recreation
260 S. Plantation Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone: 803-283-2111


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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.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Lancaster (SC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length3.5 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Natural surface
Mowed grass
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantNo
Number of parking spaces50
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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