The Dan

55 Miles of Community Connections

The Daniel Morgan Trail System, known as “The Dan,” is one of the region’s most transformative projects, linking residents across our community to jobs, educational opportunities, transit, and recreation. 

In collaboration with Spartanburg County Parks, the City of Spartanburg, and many community partners, PAL’s leadership is bringing this 55-mile (and growing) trail network to life in Spartanburg County’s urban areas. The Dan is the physical link connecting our tourism, environment, and health, as well as our economic, and community development projects.

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Where we are now




Trail Uses
In 2023






Trail Segments



Apr, 20

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The Name

In 1781, Daniel Morgan marched 800 troops through Spartanburg toward the Broad River for an historic victory in the American Revolution.

Today, we are committed to turning some of those same pathways into an integrated trail network. The Dan Trail System gives a nod to the spirit of adventure from our Revolutionary War history and will provide recreation and transportation to all users to downtown, businesses, educational institutions and community destinations.

What People Are Saying

Spartanburg has to do this to continue to be a shining light, the great place that we all know it to be. A unified trails plan will pay dividends beyond what we can put together on paper and it secures our place among other great cities.

David Britt, chair of Spartanburg County Council economic development committee

The development and subsequent sustainability of running/walking trails in our communities are designed to increase activity and wellness of individuals and families. The trails’ connectivity to various neighborhoods will afford our citizens opportunities for establishing new relationships and friendships with people of diverse backgrounds.

Captain Tim Suber

I am looking forward to the continuing improvements of the (MBF) Rail Trail. The trail is very important to encourage people to get out and exercise. Trails throughout Spartanburg provides an opportunity for our youth to focus on a healthy lifestyle!

J. Ruth Littlejohn, South Converse Neighborhood Association

There is no other project more important.

George Dean Johnson, Jr.

I applaud the efforts of the many community partners involved in creating this interconnected trail system. The public health benefits of the DAN will be broad and crosscutting, leading to our common goal of improved community health for Spartanburg County.

Kandi R. Fredere, Region Health Director, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Our Partners

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