Fort Jackson Passage of
the Palmetto Trail
This relatively flat, winding section of the Palmetto Trail borders the Fort
Jackson military training facility. Even though you parallel a busy
the trail is far enough away that you can enjoy the beauty and
wildlife of this wooded area. Since a lot of the trail surface is
sandy it drains very well and can be hiked or ridden when other trails
in the area are muddy. Most mountain bikers may not find this trail a
challenge, since there is very little change in elevation, but you can
still get a good workout. Be aware that you may encounter military
personnel during some of
their daily maneuvers.
Bring water and insect repellant during the warm months.
For additional information from Palmetto
Western trailhead: The western trailhead is on Jackson Blvd. at the
main entrance (Gate 1) to Fort Jackson or Gate 5 on Leesburg Road.
trailhead: Drive east on Leesburg Road to the National Guard Armory.
You can park in an area on the right just beyond the armory. The
trailhead is in a field on the opposite side of the road.
Dawn to dusk.
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Updated: January 25, 2007
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