Three Rivers Greenway – Columbia, South Carolina

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The Three Rivers Greenway in Columbia provides people with a network of trails and parks centered around the rivers that flow through our capital city. From forested trails to scenic river overlooks, the Greenway is a wonderful place to relax after work or enjoy on the weekends.

Shelly O’Brien, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Three Rivers Greenway is a great place to go for a walk, a jog, or a bicycle ride. You can even catch a play or listen to live music at the outdoor amphitheater just off the Gervais Street bridge on the West Columbia side of the Congaree River. If you prefer water activities, there are a number of nice fishing spots and convenient kayak and canoe access.

Columbia Three Rivers

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

If you would like to learn more about the Three Rivers Greenway, be sure to visit the River Alliance, an organization that is working hard to promote the rivers of Columbia and the opportunities they provide.

To learn more about the human and natural history of the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree Rivers, take a look at SCETV’s informative and interactive RiverVenture website.

Three Rivers

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Three Rivers Columbia

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Three Rivers Columbia SC

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on Three Rivers Greenway

SCIWAY thanks Shelly O’Brien for submitting the photo at the top of this page. She writes, “This photo is looking toward where the Broad and Saluda rivers join to become the Congaree. It’s beautiful, too. There are rapids that boaters and kayakers float down and huge boulders down the center where you can stop and enjoy the river. Between the three trees in my shot and the frame on the right there is a guy out on the rocks with his dog. It looked like he was reading the paper and sitting on a large inner-tube! A fabulous day – sunny, nearly 80 degrees. It was wonderful.”

Three Rivers Greenway – Add Info and More Photos

The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Three Rivers Greenway, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!

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9 Comments about Three Rivers Greenway

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
November 21st, 2014 at 10:08 am

Hi, Gabriel. Are you inquiring about the Three Rivers Greenway or the SCIWAY website?

Gabriel ThompsonNo Gravatar says:
November 20th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I haven’t checked on you guys in about 15 years. Where can I view a up-to-date plan and schedule?

RebeccaNo Gravatar says:
May 31st, 2014 at 9:24 pm

How many miles is it?

BrendaNo Gravatar says:
October 6th, 2012 at 7:50 am

Is the top section above Broad River Rd Bridge open yet? It was closed for road work for a while. That’s the one section of the greenway I haven’t seen yet.

DaveNo Gravatar says:
October 2nd, 2012 at 5:23 am

NO tents.. thankfully

Tabby BrushNo Gravatar says:
September 28th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Do they allow tents at Three Rivers Greenway?

ChristopheNo Gravatar says:
June 5th, 2011 at 10:55 am

You can take you dogs and rollerblades, I rollerblade there every day. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades are all fine but no motor bikes.

monicaNo Gravatar says:
October 21st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Can you roller blade at this park?

Bobby SmithNo Gravatar says:
September 20th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Are dogs permitted to walk at Riverfront Park if they are on a leash? Thank you.


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