Lynch’s Woods Passage

Palmetto Trail

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • Equestrian


4.90 miles





Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Camping
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • Camping


Lynch’s Woods Park is a well-kept secret tucked behind a strip of businesses off Hwy 76 on the south side of the charming city of Newberry. Created by the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps, the park protects 276 acres of woodlands full of old-growth hardwoods and the rambling Rock Branch Creek and tributaries.

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Although this moderately difficult section of the Palmetto Trail is short, the beauty of the park makes it a worthwhile hike or ride. Mountain bikers may find some surprise challenges, in the form of short steep hills. You will pass through a forest of old growth trees and trickling creeks. Ground flowers in the spring and summer add to the beauty of the area. Other trails within the park are available to extend your hike or ride, but be aware that some of the trails are shared with equestrians. Water and facilities are available. Insect repellant is recommended during warm weather.

Camping: No camping available.

The Palmetto Trail shares an equestrian trail.


Take I-26 to Exit 76 (SR 219) toward Newberry. Turn left onto US Hwy 76. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left at Lynch’s Woods sign next to Ford dealership. Follow the road into the park and follow traffic signs. The Palmetto Trail kiosk is by the restrooms and picnic shelter.

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Newberry County Recreation | 1309 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108 | (803) 924-8328 | Email

Palmetto Conservation Foundation | 722 King Street, Columbia, SC 29205 | (803) 771-0870 | Email

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Lat: 34.27561622477970
Long: -81.57746444976807