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Reedy River: Greenville Technical College Nature Trail (Unofficial) to Jenkins Bridge Road (Unofficial)

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Reedy River: Greenville Technical College Nature Trail (Unofficial) to Jenkins Bridge Road (Unofficial)

Skill Level: Easy
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Rapids: Class I
Length: 6.1 miles
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
Portaging: No
What to Expect

This trip is beginner friendly, however there is a high potential for woody debris / fallen trees, and would be best suited at higher water levels. Primarily flatwater in nature, this section features mostly forested landscapes with suburban landscapes at the beginning of the trip.

Access
Put in:
Greenville Technical College Nature Trail River Access and Roadside Parking (Unofficial)
 1916 W Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680
Access Details

Limited roadside parking is available north of the bridge; do not block the entrance to the Open Arms Hospice facility. Carry boats 600 feet along the Greenville Technical College Nature Trail to the access on river left. 

Take out:
Jenkins Bridge Road River Access and Roadside Parking (Unofficial)
 984 Jenkins Bridge Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680
Access Details

River access is located off of Highway 418 on Jenkins Bridge Road; access the river downstream of the bridge on river right (400 feet upstream of Highway 418).

Trip Details

The put in and take out are a short 10 minute drive apart. Parking at the put in is available along the road to the Open Arms Hospice, just off of W Georgia Road. Do not block the entrance to the Hospice facilities and pull cars completely off the road. Portage boats along the Greenville Technical College Nature Trail (dirt trail) 450 feet to the river. Immediately after putting in, paddlers will cross under the W. Georgia Road bridge. The next road crossing is about halfway through the trip, and is New Harrison Bridge Road. There is a wastewater treatment facility directly upstream of the bridge, river left. Jenkins Bridge Road (the take out) is the next road crossing and paddlers should take out here. Limited roadside parking is available downstream of the bridge, river right, about 400 feet upstream of the Highway 418 bridge.

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Reedy River at Rocky Creek Greenway (Credit: Upstate Forever)
Rocky Creek Greenway (Credit: Upstate Forever)
roadside pulloff to access Rocky Creek Greenway (Credit: Upstate Forever)
Jenkins Bridge Road view of Reedy River (Credit: Upstate Forever)
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Parking - Dedicated Lot
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