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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
  • 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

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
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

11.0 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
  • Mountain Bike
  • Equestrian

Length:

36.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This moderately easy section of the Palmetto Trail winds through pine ridges and hardwood bottomlands, and crosses two major creeks, the Gilders and Indian and the Enoree River. You will also pass by three small lakes, the Sedalia, John's Creek, and Wildcat. This forest area is home to a variety of wildlife such as white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and many species of songbirds.

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:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

12.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Lots of dirt roads and time on rural highways make Santee Passage a pleasant trip for mountain bikers. The passage winds through farmlands in eastern Orangeburg County, and the view is a tapestry of color and texture from cotton, wheat, soybeans, and canola. Produce stands offer seasonal delights, including fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries, and peaches.

Trail Activity:

  • Mountain Bike

Length:

2.9 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

The Knot features plenty of climbing, incredibly fast descents, and some breathtaking drop-offs overlooking the Poinsett Park Lake and Shank's Creek.