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Anne Springs Close Greenway

Intermediate
 4.5 (25) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A two loop trail system with some challenging root sections that run along scenic Steele Creek.


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8.6

Miles

13.9

KM

85%

Singletrack

674' 205 m

High

522' 159 m

Low

635' 194 m

Up

632' 193 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Beginner trails accessible from Adventure Road entrance.

Usually closes for 24 hours after rain. Call 803-547-1019 for trail status. Majority of trails are directional, pay attention to signage.

Overview

Nestled amid beautiful lakes and hardwood forests, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is a natural preserve more than twice the size of Central Park, minutes south of Charlotte. Its 2,100 acres serve as a natural buffer from urban development and provide a wide open space for countless activities – from hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding to picnics, kayaking and more. A directional bike trail system comprised of two short loops features a few challenging rooty and rock garden sections, with excellent flow, and some scenic spots alongside Steele Creek. For trail status, visit ASCGreenway.org.

Need to Know

Mountain bikers must either be members of the Anne Springs Close Greenway or pay the daily user fee of $5 at the trailhead kiosk. This trail has a few narrow bridges and bikers with wide bars may have some clearance issues. Majority of trails are directional, please pay attention to signage. Please check trail status at ASCGreenway.org.

Description

Anne Springs Close Greenway consists of two loops of varied difficulty. There are two trailheads, either the kiosk at the recreation complex or the kiosk at the Adventure Road entrance. The majority of the trails are directional, so pay attention to signage.

Paradise Loop starts at the Complex kiosk, and is 3.1 miles of flowy fun with a few short climbs. About halfway through, Paradise Loop intersects with the Tunnel Trail that's 1 mile long and meets up with Mill Pond (1.4 miles) after traveling under 460. Make a left onto Mill Pond which connects to Prairie Loop (3.1 miles) at gravity cavity. Turn left onto Prairie Loop and travel 3 miles with scenic views of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and Stumpy Pond.

Make a left at the intersection of Prairie Loop and Mill Pond to continue onto Mill Pond and return back to the intersection of it and Tunnel Trail. Take Tunnel Trail back to the Paradise Loop intersection and follow it to Avery Loop (.3 mile), stay straight back onto Paradise Loop and travel about a mile back to the start of the trail at the kiosk.

History & Background

Nestled amid beautiful lakes and hardwood forests, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is a natural preserve more than twice the size of Central Park, minutes south of Charlotte. Its 2,100 acres serve as a natural buffer from urban development and provide a wide open space for countless activities – from hiking, biking and horseback riding to picnics, kayaking and more.

The land has ties to the Catawba Indians and the Civil War and has been permanently preserved for public use. The children of Anne Springs Close donated the land in honor of her lifelong commitment to recreation and the environment to provide a natural landscape for the community to enjoy. The Greenway contains native plants and animals, historic buildings, a 36-mile network of trails, a soon-to-be welcome center and facilities for weddings and other special events. As a non-profit organization, it depends on memberships, program fees as well as private donations to support annual operations.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vinnie Connors with improvements by Julie Simpson and 1 other

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Photos

Section B32 on School Loop is buff and ready to rip!
Feb 18, 2017 near Fort Mill, SC
Creek view from bridge.
Sep 23, 2018 near Fort Mill, SC
New Trail openings and closing notice as of 6/17/2018
Jun 17, 2018 near Fort Mill, SC
Small waterfall of Steele Creek along side the trail of Anne Springs Close Greenway
Jul 17, 2014 near Fort Mill, SC
View of Steele Creek on Mill Pond
Aug 16, 2018 near Fort Mill, SC

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Jun 13, 2020
Joshua Alvarez
Nov 22, 2019
David Harlan
Trails were in great shape for a mid-November ride. The trails have great flow and are very well maintained. 7mi — 15h 00m
Jun 22, 2019
Joshua Alvarez
8.5mi
Jun 19, 2019
Garrison Stegall
Apr 25, 2019
Shawn Russell
Apr 11, 2019
Michael B
7.2mi
Mar 30, 2019
Matt Jernigan
Good flow. Not a lot of jumps or super technical. Minimal climbing. 8.4mi — 1h 06m
Mar 22, 2019
Jeffrey Wood
Awesome trails! 9.8mi