The Palmetto Trail

The Palmetto Trail, when finished, will be a 500 mile recreational trail that traverses the state of South Carolina. The Trail will begin at Oconee State Park in the upstate and end north of Charleston on the coast. It will consist of several connecting passages that will showcase the unique history, culture, and geography of the Palmetto State. Each passage is designed for a weekend's enjoyment on the Trail.

The Trail will connect the mountains to the sea forming a spine for a network of trails in South Carolina, the genesis of a statewide trail system. The planned trail corridor will run through the counties of Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Laurens, Newberry, Fairfield, Richland, Sumter, Clarendon, Orangeburg, Berkeley, and Charleston. Click here for an updated trail map.

Sections that are currently open (Listed north to south):

Oconee Connector Passage (3.2 miles)

Blue Ridge Electric CoOp Passage (12.3 miles)

Poinsett Reservoir Passage (6.6 miles)

Blue Wall Passage (14.0 miles)

USC Upstate Passage (1.3 miles)

Mary Black Rail Trail (2.0 miles)

Croft Passage (12.6 miles)

Glenn Springs Passage (7.0 miles)

Blackstock Battlefield Passage (4.0 miles)

Enoree Passage (36.0 miles)

Lynch's Woods Passage (3.0 miles)

Capital City Passage (7.5 miles)

Fort Jackson Passage (16.2 miles)

Wateree Passage (7.2 miles)

High Hills of Santee Passage (9.0 miles)

Lake Marion Passage (33.6 miles)

Santee Passage (12.0 miles)

Eutaw Springs Passage (20.4 miles)

Lake Moultrie Passage (26.9 miles)

Swamp Fox Passage (47.2 miles)

Awendaw Connector Passage (7.1 miles)


For more information about the trail and proposed trail sections please contact:

 Palmetto Conservation Foundation
722 King Street
Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 771-0870

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 South Carolina State Trails Program
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
1205 Pendleton Street :: Columbia, SC 29201 :: 803-734-0173 
Updated: August 25, 2008

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