Greenville’s Swamp Rabbit Trail Named 3rd Best Urban Trail for 2015

Schuylkill River Trail Wins Best Urban Trail

MKT Nature and Fitness Trail, Swamp Rabbit Trail, Buffalo Bayou Park and Indianapolis Cultural Trail also winners

Summer is the perfect season go get active in the great outdoors, and thanks to an ever-growing network of urban recreational trails, staying active this season is easier than ever!

USA TODAY 10Best teamed up with a panel of travel and outdoor recreation experts to nominate 20 trails for the title of Best Urban Trail. Our readers have been voting daily for the past four weeks, and now we have a winner!

Coming in first place is Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Trail, a still-expanding project that already includes more than 60 miles of trails along the Schuylkill River.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Urban Trail are as follows:

  1. Schuylkill River TrailPhiladelphia
  2. MKT Nature and Fitness Trail – Columbia, Mo.
  3. Swamp Rabbit TrailGreenville, S.C.
  4. Buffalo Bayou ParkHouston
  5. Indianapolis Cultural Trail – Indianapolis
  6. American River Bike TrailSacramento
  7. Atlanta BeltLineAtlanta
  8. River Walk and Mission TrailSan Antonio
  9. Lakefront TrailChicago
  10. Rose Kennedy GreenwayBoston

A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Barbara Tullpane (National Recreation and Park Association) and Larry Bleiberg (USA TODAY) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of urban parks and trails across the nation.

Other nominees for Best Urban Trail included Boulder Creek Path in Boulder, Colo.; Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle; Forest Park Trails in Portland, Ore.; Grand Rounds/Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis; Griffith Park Trails in Los Angeles; Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail in Austin; Louisville Loop Trail in Louisville; Manhattan Waterfront Greenway in New York; Minuteman Bikeway in Boston and Mount Vernon Trail in Washington.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners.




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