The Palmetto Trail, a gift to South Carolina to encourage and inspire active, outdoor recreation, land conservation, and preservation of historical and cultural landmarks.
Our mountains-to-sea Trail provides a catalyst for people all over the State of South Carolina to improve their health, while at the same time the Trail improves the economy of the state through tourism.
- Stuart Ames
Palmetto Conservation Board Member from Duke Energy–Progress


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I never realized how much work and dedication are necessary to establish and maintain the Palmetto Trail. I thought the wonderful rock walls, steps, blow downs, blazes, and trail marking signs magically appeared, until I began working as a volunteer with Jim Majors…. My work on the Trail is a labor of love. It gives me a great sense of pride when passing hikers smile and tell me 'thank you.'
- Jim Kelly
Palmetto Conservation Upstate Trails Coordinator


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