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Landsford Canal Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (4)

A nice little flat trail along the the Catawba River.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

458' 140 m

High

440' 134 m

Low

17' 5 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

There is a $2 fee to enter Landsford Canal State Park

Description

Landsford Canal Trail is a 1.5-mile gravel trail that runs through Landsford Canal State Park and along the Catawba River. There are additional trails in the state park that users can access from this trail. There is also an old canal with remains of two sets of locks along the trail. This trail is great for kids, not too strenuous with a little bit of history mixed in.

There are many bridges and river overlook spots that provide great places to watch for wildlife.

The Landsford Canal State Park is home to the largest known population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies. The Rocky Shoals Spider Lilly is named for its preferred habitat, the rocky outcroppings along riverbanks, and the plants produce fragrant white blooms in May and June. Because most of the trail is within 10 feet of the water, trail visitors will be delighted by spectacular views of the lilies and river fauna. The best place to view lilies is from the observation deck located at the end of the trail.

Parking is available at 2051 Park Drive in Catawba, SC 29704.

Flora & Fauna

Water Lillies

Contacts

Shared By:

Michelle Martus with improvements by Carolina Thread Trail

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Landsford Canal Trail
Jun 18, 2019 near Catawba, SC
Landsford Canal Trail
Jun 18, 2019 near Catawba, SC
Landsford Canal Trail
Jun 18, 2019 near Catawba, SC

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Jun 1, 2019
Brett Hodges
Loved the history. May/June is an excellent time to visit to see the Spider Lily blooms.