Stumphouse Passage / Mountain Bike Park

Palmetto Trail

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike


10.00 miles




Natural, Dirt

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Features: t

  • Point of Interest
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking
  • Fee Area
  • Trail Head
  • Scenic Observation
  • Information Sign
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • No Camping


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.

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The Stumphouse Passage of the Palmetto Trail is an excellent 1.5-mile hiking/mountain biking trail for any skill level—the well-designed trail system offers scenic views of Crane Creek's numerous water features (Issaqueena Falls is located closeby, as well). The Stumphouse Passage also features 2.5 miles of loop trails in the park that accommodate mountain biking and hiking. Phase two adds another 6+ trail miles in the park, and these trails are now open. There will be an additional 10 miles added to the bike park in 2023 as well as an additional parking area as part of Phase 3. Phase three is in planning and is estimated to bring the total to 20+ trail miles over the next several years.

The Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park is a much-needed destination for mountain biking in the upstate and is located at Stumphouse Tunnel Park in Walhalla. Because the trails are multipurpose, hikers and bikers are cautioned to follow trail directional signs and posted protocol for right-of-way. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on these trails (e.g., motorized dirt bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs).

Payment: $5 per vehicle - cash or online payment via QR Code posted.

Difficulty: Easy to Advanced

Hours: Dawn to dusk


The Stumphouse Passage trailhead is located on Stumphouse Tunnel Road in Walhalla. Parking is located near the picnic shelters.


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