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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
  • Bike
  • Equestrian

Length:

9.0 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

High Hills of Santee in Sumter County was named for the high, sandy ridges that are part of the Sandhills geographical region. These rolling hills are the remains of an ancient ocean shoreline found in the Carolinas and Georgia. Over time, the beach sand and shells transformed into rock, called coquina, which can be seen today throughout Poinsett State Park.

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.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

6.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Poinsett Reservoir Passage travels the mountain ridges along the northern boundary of Poinsett Watershed. This pristine watershed of 19,000 acres contains the headwaters feeding Poinsett Reservoir of the Greenville Water System (GW).

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

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.”

Trail Activity:

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

4.0 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.