about PalmettoTrail Active conservation preservation market join
Trail Updates: LAKE MARION SECTION 1: The trail is closed from mile marker 7 to Jack's Creek due to logging in the Santee NWR. Please use Nelson's Ferry Rd as an alternate route. This section will reopen in the fall of 2014. MIDDLE SALUDA MOUNTAINS PASSAGE: The Hospital Rock section of this passage is temporarily closed from mile marker 2.5 to 5, due to a mudslide. The area is dangerous and the ground is unsteady.  FORT JACKSON PASSAGE: New gate hours: Check the Fort Jackson Passage page on our website for updated gate hours.  SWAMP FOX & LAKE MOULTRIE PASSAGE: The trailhead at Canal Recreation Area has been closed. A new trailhead has been opened 0.3 miles north on US 52 on the right. This trailhead is for parking only, no camping, restrooms, or water are available here. ENOREE PASSAGE BRIDGE OUT: The second bridge south of mile marker 4 is closed due to storm damage.  The passage is open but you will have to pass through the creek at this crossing.

Follow Us:

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Join our Email List

For Email Marketing you can trust

Send us pictures of your adventures on the Palmetto Trail.


Help us celebrate the trail's 20th birthday by entering our cake contest!

Click here for a design form and details on how to enter.

Join us for something fun on the trail this fall! - Click here for the PCF Event Calendar

From Ladies Hikes to paddle trips, family fun days to a new walking-talking book club, we have something for everyone this fall. And keep an eye out for our 2015 calendar release in just a few weeks!

The newest Palmetto Trail Mobile Tour is officially open on the Wateree Passage!
The Wateree Passage of the Palmetto Trail is now the latest passage to feature the Mobile Tour of the Palmetto Trail, after PCF piloted the program at Peak to Prosperity last fall.
wateree sign
This tour gives hikers the ability to explore the history, culture, flora, fauna and more that abounds on the trail as they scan or call a phone number on designated signs along the passage with their smartphone or other web-enabled device. The scan leads trail users to access points of interest along the trail through video, audio, and photographs. Those without web-enabled devices can still enjoy the tour through audio recordings by dialing the phone number listed on each sign. The tour is free, but your carrier's regular data and minute usage may apply.

In areas of poor cell phone reception, we recommend that tour users download the tour ahead of time by clicking here. You can also check out the tour ahead of time on your desktop computer  by clicking here. Please note that currently iOS (Apple) users are not able to download the tour directly to their mobile devices. Rather,  iOS device users will need to download the tour on a desktop computer and then transfer the audio tour files to their phone or mobile device. This is a temporary issue which we are working now to correct, and will keep trail users updated through the newsletter, Facebook and our website.


PCF Membership dollars help build and maintain the Palmetto Trail.  

Click here to become a member

Support PCF and the
Palmetto Trail!