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Palmetto Trail

Palmetto Trail
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Length350 miles (563.3 km)[1]
LocationSouth Carolina, United States
Established1994
TrailheadsMultiple, see Mini-trail guide
UseHiking
Elevation
Highest pointSassafras Mountain, 3,553 feet (1,083 m)
Lowest pointIntracoastal Waterway, 0 feet (0 m)
Hiking details
Trail difficultyEasy to moderate
SeasonAll seasons
Maintained byPalmetto Conservation Foundation
Websitehttps://palmettoconservation.org/palmetto-trail/

The Palmetto Trail is a planned 500-mile-long (805 km)[2] foot and mountain bike trail in South Carolina for recreational hiking and biking. Several of the sections are also equestrian trails. It will extend from the Oconee County mountains to the Intracoastal Waterway in Charleston County. It currently consists of 26 segments totaling 350 miles (563 km). Maps and trail guides are available.[3]

The trail is sponsored by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. The trail has support from the South Carolina General Assembly. Actual trail construction has been aided by volunteer groups, land managers, Santee Cooper, the South Carolina National Guard, and many others.[4]

  1. ^ "Palmetto Trail - Fast Facts". Palmetto Conservation Foundation. Retrieved July 29, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Palmetto Trail - Fast Facts". Palmetto Conservation Foundation. Retrieved July 29, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Palmetto Conservation Foundation". Palmetto Conservation Foundation.
  4. ^ Edgar, Walter, ed. (2006). The South Carolina Encyclopedia. University of South Carolina Press. p. 699. ISBN 1-57003-598-9.