The state of South Carolina is well on their way to implementing many segments of our Palmetto Trail initiative that will ultimately stretch from the Blue Ridge Mountains in upstate South Carolina all the way down to coastal South Carolina in the low country. Once completed, this proposed 425 mile trail will provide a wide variety of recreational hikes through the Palmetto State for residents and nature lovers alike from all over the southeast United States. While not as strenuous as the Appalachian Trail, these nature trails will be rich in flora and fauna through each geographic area plus offer various type outdoor pursuits other than just hiking.
The Trail will begin at Oconee State Park in the upstate and end north of Charleston on the coast. It will consist of several connecting passages that will showcase the unique history, culture, and geography of the Palmetto State. Each passage is designed for a weekend's enjoyment on the Trail. The Trail will connect the mountains to the sea forming a spine for a network of trails in South Carolina, the genesis of a statewide trail system. The planned trail corridor will run through the counties of Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Laurens, Newberry, Fairfield, Richland, Sumter, Clarendon, Orangeburg, Berkeley, and Charleston. Follow the link to find out which sections are open on a county by county basis throughout South Carolina.
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