Are you looking for a new place to stretch your legs out and get some exercise in Spartanburg, SC? The Mary Black Rail Trail offers residents and visitors to downtown Spartanburg more than just an urban hiking trail. It’s a spot that will even appeal to kids of different ages & interests.
The Mary Black Rail Trail
Just under 4 miles in length, this converted train track trail is a popular spot for locals to run, walk, jog and bike in Spartanburg. Convenient access from several different spots makes hopping onto the trail easy.
- The North Trailhead – 295 East Henry Street
- The Rail Yard – 353 Forest Ave
- The South Trailhead – Country Club Road
Things to Do Along the Mary Black Rail Trail
Play 60 Park at The Railyard
This NFL training-themed park is a must-see for those aspiring football league superstars in your family. Modeled after a training camp course, this play area encourages kids (and adults) to get active. When paired with the NFL Play 60 app, kids can collect points for a chance to win prizes.
This park includes:
- obstacle course style play area
- turf-style ground covering
- picnic shelter (4 tables)
353 Forest Avenue, Spartanburg | 864.596.2000
The Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park
Located next to the Play 60 area, this all-terrain bike park is a great spot for the older kids to get in some active time, while the younger ones play NFL superstar. The bike park has features to suit every level of skill and includes dirt and wooden surfaces.
Be sure to check the Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park Facebook page before you head out, to make sure weather conditions haven’t closed the park.
Learn More About The Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park with this review.
353 Forest Avenue, Spartanburg | 864.641.9534
The Hot Spot Skate Park
When it opened in 2009, the Hot Spot Skate Park was the first public concrete skate park in the state of South Carolina. Recently renovated, and re-opened the park is now accessible for free by people wanting to take a stab at an “ollie”.
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339 Union Street, Spartanburg | 864.562.4463
Food Along the Mary Black Rail Trail
101 Fretwell Street, Spartanburg
Sandwiches, burgers, hot chicken, salads, shakes, fries, and kids meals are just some of the things you’ll find at the Flock Shop. Seating is available both indoors and outside. The Flock Shop is near Play 60 Park and the bike park.
970 South Pine Street, Spartanburg
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