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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
  • 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:

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:

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:

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:

  • 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:

  • 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.