The Palmetto Trail is 500 miles of cross-state hiking and bicycling paths beside lakes, across mountain ridges, through forests, into towns big and small, and across swamps. The Palmetto Trail showcases conservation and preservation from mountains to sea, all while providing free public access to active, healthy outdoor recreation.
Established 1994, the Palmetto Trail extends from Walhalla in the Blue Ridge Mountains to Awendaw on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Trail is South Carolina’s longest pedestrian and bicycle trail and largest trail construction project, with 31 passages ranging from 1.3 to 47 miles.
The entire Palmetto Trail is open to hiking and backpacking. Designated passages and sites are available for mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping. The Trail cannot accommodate motorized vehicles.