Lancaster County on Tuesday formally opened the Twelve Mile Creek Trail at Walnut Creek Park, just south of Indian Land.
Part of the Carolina Thread Trail system, Twelve Mile Creek Trail features about 3.5 miles of natural surface running next to Twelve Mile Creek in the Walnut Creek planned development district, ending at the state line.
It is about three to four feet wide, with a two-foot cleared shoulder on each side. The main access for the trail is at Walnut Creek Park. In addition to that trailhead entrance, hikers and mountain bikers can get on the trail at the bridge on Carrington Drive in the Walnut Creek community.
The county eventually plans to build a swinging bridge across Twelve Mile Creek, which would connect the trail from South Carolina to North Carolina.
The trail is open from dawn to dusk. No motorized vehicles or horses are allowed, and pets must be on a leash.
Want to know more?
Trail rules, history and a map of the new Twelve Mile Creek Trail are available at Walnut Creek Park, 10521 Walnut Creek Parkway.
To learn more about the Carolina Thread Trail, go to carolinathreadtrail.org.