Hiking Trail

Blue Wall Passage of the Palmetto Trail

(Spartanburg County)


From either the Blue Wall Preserve or the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), you will find this scenic section of the Palmetto Trail offers a lot of diversity. You will pass from old forest to the city streets of downtown Landrum. As you wander over rolling hills, you will be treated to some beautiful views of  mountains, clear ponds, and some of South Carolina’s finest horse farms. From the Blue Wall preserve you can go west approximately 3.4 miles to the trail head of the Poinsett Passage at Vaughn's Gap.  Bikes are not allowed on this portion of the Palmetto Trail.

Remember to carry water and during warm weather insect repellent is advised.

For additional information from Palmetto Trail users: Trail Talk

Length: 14 miles.

Fees: No fee.

Directions: From Exit 1 on I 26, drive southwest on SC 14 to Landrum.

To the Blue Wall Preserve: From Landrum drive northwest on US 176 and turn left onto West Lakeshore Drive. Drive past the lake and the preserve is on the right.

To the Foothills Equestrian Center: From Landrum drive northeast on SC 14 and bear left onto S-42-349. The center is on the left after you pass I-26.

Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Camping: Camping is not allowed at the Blue Wall Preserve or the Foothills Equestrian Center.

Information: Palmetto Conservation Foundation, 1314 Lincoln Street, Suite 305, Columbia, SC, 29201-3154.

The Nature Conservancy, 2231 Devine Street, Suite 100, Columbia, SC  29205

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