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Old 09-11-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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We walked about 4 miles today and there was not one restroom. Is there a reason they don't have a restroom or did I miss something? We walked from Falls Park to the dog park and around. It just seemed strange to me. I think they should have something along the way even if it's an outhouse.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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The only accessible restroom I have seen on the whole trail is when you go near Furman, you can get off the trail and there is one near the lake in Furman.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I believe there are some outside of the Greenville
Zoo main entrance. You probably don't see others because they're worried about them being vandalized. You can use the Swamp Rabbit Cafe's one if you're on the northern leg also.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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What everyone else said is accurate. In addition, there are 2 convenience stores in the long stretch between the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and TR who have officially made their restrooms available. There are markings on the trail to indicate their location.

A somewhat techie solution you can use with your smartphone on the trail can be seen from this page: Swamp Rabbit Trail Interactive Map

It give you distance to the next drinking fountain, restroom, or food source while you're on the trail.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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I was in Muncie Indiana and they've transformed old railroad tracks into a trail similar to the Swamp Rabbit Trail... the difference is that it is well marked with, "you are here" signs, bathrooms and plumbed water fountains at every mile marker, and the blue "HELP" stations are along the way so that you can contact emergency services. Something to think about?
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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We walked about 4 miles today and there was not one restroom. Is there a reason they don't have a restroom or did I miss something? We walked from Falls Park to the dog park and around. It just seemed strange to me. I think they should have something along the way even if it's an outhouse.
'beckycat' there is quite a few restroom stops along the SRT (six that I am aware of). There is also the SRT Café and several convenience stores catering to the SRT traffic between Greenville and Travelers Rest as well. The same between Greenville and Conestee Lake south of downtown Greenville where Falls Park is at. My family and I have rode our bikes the entire SRT in Greenville County, and I wish they would complete the missing sections from Greenville College and Conestee Lake. One of the main reasons they do not have actual restrooms on the SRT in the downtown Greenville area is because they have so many restaurants and business's catering to the SRT traffic, they don't need them.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:13 AM
 
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In addition to all the ones mentioned above, there's also a restroom near the Main Street bridge across from the Peace Center. It's a bit hidden but it is in the vicinity of that waterfall fountain that the kids can play in. You have to go up the steps and almost go into the parking garage. It's public, clean, no charge, and free. Also has water fountains.

You just need to know where to look.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:30 AM
 
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In addition to all the ones mentioned above, there's also a restroom near the Main Street bridge across from the Peace Center. It's a bit hidden but it is in the vicinity of that waterfall fountain that the kids can play in. You have to go up the steps and almost go into the parking garage. It's public, clean, no charge, and free. Also has water fountains.

You just need to know where to look.
Yep and on those "there's more to see" signs on Main Street it has public restroom and an arrow point down to the river walk.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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There is a public restroom at Falls Park next to the Cafe. There is also one in Riverplace.


The reason why there are not more restrooms is due to the trail in almost always in the Reedy's flood plain.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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New trailhead with parking coming to Hudson Street: http://ldiline.com/showpdf.cfm?proj=...pe.pdf&dir=LAN

River Street underpass moving forward...finally: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/CouncilAgendas/minutes/2014/DECEMBER/Formal/12-8-2014/Item%2011b%20-%20Appropriation%20-%20$200,000%20Appalachian%20Regional%20Commission% 20Area%20Development%20Grant.pdf

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