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UPDATE 10/29/2018- The damages caused by Hurricane Florence and Michael have worsened the conditions of the trail. Sections of the trail have fallen into Sugar Creek making the trail dangerous for visitors. We ask that no one use the trail until further notice. We are working the the Carolina Thread Trail to find a solution to the severe erosion issues on the trail. Please contact the NFLT office with any questions or comments. 

If you wish to help reopen the trail, please donate to NFLT to help cover the costs. All donations are tax deductible.

Located along Sugar Creek, in Fort Mill, the Springfield Trail spans from the Regent Parkway bridge south towards

It is the first of the proposed 30 mile long hiking and biking trail running along the banks of Sugar Creek and the Catawba River.

The Springfield Trail is a little over two miles long. Access and parking are on its northern end off AO Jones Boulevard near Nation Ford High School. There is currently no parking available on the southern end. Residents of Springfield will have access to the trail from each of the phases within the community.




The Founders Trail 

Hiker and Bike Friendly

UPDATE (6/2/2018): The trail is currently under construction. If weather permits, the trail should be completed by the end of Summer 2018. 

Once again, are excited to partner with the Carolina Thread Trail to make another 2.3 mile trail addition to the Thread Trail network! 

We were able to make this project happen through two grants: 1) The Carolina Thread Trail Implementation Grant- A $100,000 contribution from Founders Federal Credit Union, 2) South Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Tourism- A publicly funded $100,000 grant

We would also like to thank our landowners permitting the trail construction: The York County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Jim Scott

The trail is a 2.3 mile, 4 ft wide natural surface trail that will connect to the Masons Bend Trail and extend under Interstate 77 and Highway 21. The trail comes around the side of Highway 21and follows down the sidewalk of the northbound lane, over the Catawba river, and joins the Piedmont Medical Center/Riverwalk Trail.

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