Greenville, SC is a destination that every traveler can enjoy.
Accessibility meets adventure in Greenville, SC, and travelers with special needs can find a variety of accessible attractions and helpful resources. From mobility-friendly activities to accommodating attractions, Greenville welcomes all visitors. Keep reading to explore a variety of helpful resources, or use the menu below to jump to a specific section.
Urban Parks & Trails
Falls Park on the Reedy: Located Downtown, an elevator and winding ramp can be found next to Spill the Beans. The Swamp Rabbit Trail runs through the park, and a wide, paved section offers accessibility to those in wheelchairs.
Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail: Varying from 8-12 feet wide, this paved 28-mile trail system goes right through the heart of Downtown Greenville before continuing to Furman University. There are several parking options along the trail, including designated accessible spaces.
Unity Park: Located Downtown and mobility-friendly for ages 2-6 with an accessible playground, basketball courts, paved walking trails, and mostly level terrain.
Cleveland Park: Located next to the Greenville Zoo and includes an accessible playground, walking trails, fitness equipment, tennis courts, a softball/baseball field, a basketball court, and picnic shelters. The 1.2-mile walking path is paved and mostly level.
Furman University Lake Loop Trail: A 1.5-mile loop around the University's 40-acre lake with Paris Mountain in the background. Home to the University's famed Bell Tower. While on campus, check out the Janie Earle Furman Rose Garden, an accessible hidden gem with paved brick paths.
Doodle Trail: Varying from 5-8 feet wide, this paved 8.4-mile trail connects Easley and Pickens along the former Doodle railroad line. This shaded urban trail crosses two wooden bridges. Parking is located at both trailheads.
Natural Parks & Trails
Paris Mountain State Park: This park has a paved trail from the parking lot at the main entrance down to Lake Placid, and there is a wheelchair-friendly dock. Note: This is the only paved trail, and the remaining routes are not paved or accessible.
Ceasars Head State Park Visitor Center: The visitor center has a paved walkway and bridge to an overlook to view the escarpment: where the mountains meet the Piedmont area of SC. The main overlook is on top of the rock, which is not wheelchair friendly and may be difficult to walk on. Sidewalks lead to picnic areas, a gift shop, and restrooms, which are wheelchair accessible.
Table Rock State Park: This park has accessible options, but the trail to the summit is not wheelchair friendly. The welcome center features a VR headset to experience the hike to the summit that can also be viewed on YouTube. The nature center is wheelchair accessible, and guests can see snakes and other wildlife while learning about nature.
Conestee Nature Preserve: Just 6 miles from Downtown Greenville, there is a 2.2-mile paved loop with a 0.7-mile paved shoot-off. Park at entrance A, the River Entrance (840 Mauldin Rd.) to start the loop. This loop crosses the Reedy River and has two observation decks, picnic shelters, and restrooms. Take the offshoot to view two more observation decks. Note: Not all trails are accessible.
Eastatoe Passage of the Palmetto Trail: Accessible parking, a paved path, and a trout fishing platform
What organizations and additional information are available?
Where can I park in the City of Greenville?
Vehicles displaying a valid SC or other state-issued disability license plate or disability placard may park in:
Designated spaces for persons with disabilities, as long as the vehicle is driven by or is transporting the person whose name appears on the license plate registration certificate or placard certificate. The placard must be clearly visible – either hanging from the rearview mirror or lying face-up on the dashboard.
Any of the City's time-limit parking spaces with no time restriction, as long as the vehicle is driven by or is transporting the person whose name appears on the license plate registration certificate or placard certificate. The placard must be clearly visible – either hanging from the rearview mirror or lying face-up on the dashboard. Please note that this does not apply to spaces where public parking is prohibited. Examples include loading zones; spaces where parking is prohibited during street sweeping operations and spaces marked "Reserved" in general, or specifically reserved for law enforcement, food trucks, valet parking, etc.Read More
Are there any medical device rental companies in the area?
Yes, My Mobility Medics offer device rentals.
This page is constantly changing and updating as new resources and accessible travel experiences arise in the Greenville community. Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with additional resources for inclusion.