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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
  • 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:

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

14.1 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Ideal for bicycling, the scenic Peach Country Passage is routed from Inman to Landrum along back roads dotted with peach orchards.

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:

7.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Rolling farmlands, mature forests, and the historic town of Glenn Springs highlight the Glenn Springs Passage. In the 19th century, Glenn Springs was known for the health benefits of its mineral waters. Now listed in the National Register, the historic district includes 20 historic buildings from about 1840 to 1940 and the site of a popular resort hotel.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

10.8 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The Peak to Prosperity Passage proceeds west from the Alston trailhead in Fairfield County across the impressive Broad River trestle. The view from the 1,100-foot-long bridge is spectacular, especially when bald eagles soar. Across the river in Newberry County, the rail-trail skirts Peak and cuts an easy swath through piedmont forest to Pomaria and Prosperity.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

4.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This moderately difficult loop trail encircles what was the scene of the Battle of Blackstock, which took place on November 18, 1760. During the battle, 96 British troops were killed and buried on this site. The land has not been disturbed since the battle and evidence of some placements are still evident. Displays throughout the area show information about plants and animals in this area.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

12.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The Hub City Connector is about nine Trail miles of greenways, bicycle lanes, and safe, signed sidewalks through the city of Spartanburg. The connector travels along the city’s Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

7.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Awendaw Passage is the coastal terminus of the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail. The Trail’s namesake trees greet users at the Buck Hall Recreation Area trailhead. Starting at the Intracoastal Waterway, the Trail meanders westward through maritime forest and offers sweeping vistas of Lowcountry salt marsh along Awendaw Creek. At Walnut Grove, look for a scenic overlook and boardwalk.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

7.2 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

The Wateree Passage begins in Poinsett State Park and runs to the Wateree River, crossing through Manchester State Forest and traveling along the remnants of the old SC Railroad through Sumter Junction. The passage is one of the most diverse sections of the Palmetto Trail, traversing a variety of landscapes, from high hills down to a magnificent river swamp.