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Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Equestrian

Length:

47.2 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

At 47 miles, the Swamp Fox Passage is the longest section of the cross-state Palmetto Trail. The passage traverses four distinct ecosystems through Francis Marion National Forest, including swamps made famous as hideouts of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion.

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:

3.2 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Oconee Passage begins in Oconee State Park and ends at Oconee Station State Historical Site, a backcountry military garrison and trading post from the 1790s. From the park, the passage follows a scenic roadbed that pinches into a path along the mountain ridgeline.

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:

  • 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:

  • Hike

Length:

12.3 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op Passage winds through remote and rugged areas, and rewards hikers with an abundance of native flowers and wildlife, mountaintop vistas, waterfalls, and an impressive boulder field.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

20.4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This moderately difficult section of the Palmetto Trail connects the Lake Moultrie Passage at the Diversion Canal and the Eutaw Springs Passage at Eutawville. You will hike/ride over open grass covered fields, through dense hardwood forests, and on shady sand covered roads at times within sight of Lake Marion.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

10.7 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The Newberry Passage, which opened in 2019, runs through an 18th-century cemetery, down the city’s Main Street, and through the Newberry College campus, passing by historic homes, the Newberry Opera House, and the city’s old courthouse. 

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

5.1 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

The passage opened on April 20th, 2017 and adds a 5.1-mile forested footpath and creates opportunities for circular hikes in the Jocassee Gorges wilderness in Pickens County.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

4.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Eastatoe Passage provides public access for hiking, fishing, and birdwatching in the picturesque natural wonderland of the Eastatoe Creek watershed upstream from Duke Energy’s Lake Keowee. The area is part of the Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area, which National Geographic described as a “destination of a lifetime.”