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Palmetto Trail

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The Palmetto Trail is a walking and bike path which currently extends through 12 South Carolina counties, running roughly through the center off the state from Oconee County down to Charleston County. Now 235 miles long, plans are in place for it to eventually stretch 425 miles. The trail consists of consists of 23 local segments, called passages, with Spartanburg County having the largest number by far.

The Palmetto Trail is made up of a variety of trail types – from urban bike trails and greenways to Revolutionary War battlefields, and in fact connects many trails that already existed. Once completed, it will be one of only 16 cross-state trails in the country.
First conceived in 1994 by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, the Palmetto trail is a federally-designated Millennium Legacy Trail. The images below represent various passages along the trail.

Palmetto Trail – Croft Passage

Croft Bridge

Palmetto Trail – Peak to Prosperity Passage

Palmetto Trail SC

Ralph Mayer of Lexington, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

This historic railroad bridge is part of the Peak-to-Prosperity Passage in Newberry County. Built in 1890, it crosses the Broad River. An earlier bridge was intentionally burned by Confederate troops during the Civil War to slow the advance of General Sherman’s troops.

Palmetto Trail, Peak, SC, Trestle Detail

Sarah-Laney Long Bradshaw of West Columbia, 2019 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Palmetto Trail at Peak

C. Todd Hughey of West Columbia, 2018 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Palmetto Trail Bridge

Peter Krenn of Rock Hill, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Palmetto Trail Info

Address: Near River Street, Peak, SC 29122
GPS Coordinates: 34.242633,-81.321626
Website: http://palmettoconservation.org/palmetto-trail/

Palmetto Trail Map

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