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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:

33.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Lake Marion Passage skirts along the high-water mark of the lake’s north side between Santee, SC, and Mill Creek County Park. Trail users are rewarded with magnificent vistas of the upper coastal plain and opportunities to spot abundant wildlife and colorful flora, especially in the spring rainy season.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

7.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Capital City Passage, the first urban passage on the Palmetto Trail, features South Carolina’s largest city and seat of state government. The passage follows city sidewalks through beautiful neighborhoods, past city parks and schools, along the historic Horseshoe and across the steps of the State Capitol.

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:

  • 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:

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:

  • 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.