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Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

14.0 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

The Blue Wall Passage crosses pristine natural areas managed by The Nature Conservancy and home to more than 100 species of birds. Wildlife, scenery, and a 30-foot cascading waterfall on a side loop offer fantastic photo ops for nature lovers.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • Equestrian

Length:

12.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Here is a trail that serves hikers, bikes, and horses with something for all, but you have to alert about who can go where. Hikers can use the entire trail, but horses and bikers only parts

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

9.1 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Saluda Mountains Passage runs along the ridge defining the northern perimeter of the Poinsett Watershed and the border between the Carolinas. The 19,000-acre watershed is a pristine wilderness area with remarkable habitat for rare plants and animals, including the threatened Peregrine falcon.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

13.9 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Middle Saluda Passage is resplendent with waterfalls, dramatic (and challenging) elevation changes, and diverse ecosystems. The passage (marked with Palmetto Trail signs) connects about 14 miles of existing trails (with multiple-colored blazes) in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • Equestrian

Length:

3.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Lynch’s Woods Park is a well-kept secret tucked behind a strip of businesses off Hwy 76 on the south side of the charming city of Newberry. Created by the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps, the park protects 276 acres of woodlands full of old-growth hardwoods and the rambling Rock Branch Creek and tributaries.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

16.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Fort Jackson Passage takes you through the heart and into the woods of this spectacular military facility. Fort Jackson was established in the year 1917 to answer the call for trained fighting men in WWI.  The Fort was named in honor of Major General Andrew Jackson, a native son of the Palmetto State and seventh president of the United States.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

4.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

The Stumphouse Passage is the newest addition to the Palmetto Trail, and the trail begins at the Stumphouse Tunnel Park in Walhalla. The Stumphouse Passage offers the Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park, a state-of-the-art mountain biking facility and the only such recreational facility open to the public in the upstate.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

1.3 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This 1.3-mile passage of the Palmetto Trail begins on the campus of the University of South Carolina Upstate campus in Spartanburg, SC, and dives into a wooded forest on the banks of the Lawson’s Fork Creek.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Equestrian

Length:

9.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

High Hills of Santee in Sumter County was named for the high, sandy ridges that are part of the Sandhills geographical region. These rolling hills are the remains of an ancient ocean shoreline found in the Carolinas and Georgia. Over time, the beach sand and shells transformed into rock, called coquina, which can be seen today throughout Poinsett State Park.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

6.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Poinsett Reservoir Passage travels the mountain ridges along the northern boundary of Poinsett Watershed. This pristine watershed of 19,000 acres contains the headwaters feeding Poinsett Reservoir of the Greenville Water System (GW).