Lancaster County, SC

Trail Spotlight: Twelve Mile Creek Trail

Twelve Mile Creek Trail will soon cross state lines connecting with Thread Trail in Waxhaw, NC, via a suspension bridge under construction! This 3.5-mile trail embodies the mission of the Thread Trail – to connect communities across town, county or state lines. Beginning at Walnut Creek Park, Twelve Mile Creek Trail winds its way along the creek, through the Walnut Creek Subdivision and ends at the South Carolina state line.


The Lindsay Pettus Greenway is a planned paved trail that will run along Gills Creek through the City of Lancaster. It will connect people and neighborhoods to schools, parks, recreation fields and facilities, hospital and medical offices, the downtown district, shopping areas, a proposed environmental education facility, and other amenities.

View a complete list of open Thread Trails in Lancaster County

See Master Plan for Lancaster County

See Master Plan Map for Lancaster County


Destinations that could be linked by the Carolina Thread Trail

Andrew Jackson State Park 

Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that 1797_10_2has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions. Andrew Jackson State Park features living history programs and a museum that details the boyhood of the nation’s seventh president.

Other park attractions include an 18th-century replica schoolhouse, campground and picnic facilities, fishing lake and nature trails.

196 Andrew Jackson Park Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 285-3344

40 Acre Rock Heritage PreserveFLCR-SC

40 Acre Rock Heritage Preserve is home to a unique 14-acre rock outcropping and 1,567 acres of the most diverse protected area in the Piedmont region, including granite flatrocks, waterslide, waterfall, beaver pond, cave, hardwood and pine forests, and a variety of wildflowers and wildlife. The Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve is designated as a National Natural Landmark. Flat Creek Natural Area is located within 40 Acre Rock Heritage Preserve.

SC Department of Natural Resources
Heritage Trust Program
(803) 734-3886

Hanging Rock Battleground88027951

This rock formation is an important Revolutionary War battle site where two battles occurred.  One was a skirmish between Patriots and Loyalists and the other was a Patriot victory over the British on August 6, 1781. The site is named after the impressive rock formations near the battlefield.


Heath Springs, SC 29058