Landsford Canal Trail

Springdell, South Carolina 29929

Landsford Canal Trail

Landsford Canal Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Landsford Canal was once an important trading route running from the coast to the foothills of South Carolina. It was built in 1820 by Robert Leckie as a canal lock designed to avoid the rough waters of the nearby Catawba River. The lock did not operate long, however, due to continual problems with flooding, but today is one of only a handful of canals in the state that have survived without structural damage.

The Landsford Canal State Historic Site was created to protect this unique structure, and it operates five days a week, with operations running Thursday through Monday from 9 AM until 6 PM year-round. The canal is dry under normal conditions, but occasionally holds some water in a few areas. The lockkeeper’s house, located near the northern trailhead at the park, serves as an interpretive center to educate the public on the historical significance of Landsford Canal."

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Very nice. Flat and an easy walk. Would be great to bring children as it's an easy walk and there is wildlife to see on the river. . Bring binoculars.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Year round
510 feet
Trailhead Elevation
530 feet
Top Elevation
Landsford Canal State Historic Site
Local Contacts
USGS Catawba
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