Look up the terrain difficulty, potential weather conditions, and places to stop for water and supplies on a longer trip. Get an estimate on how long your trip will take you. Park and National Forest rangers and PCF staff are available to help answer these questions.
Our state's most treasured and attractive state resource--the Palmetto Trail--finds itself among the distinct aroma of our Lowcountry tidal basins, the gentle flow of our rolling Sandhills, the intoxicating murkiness of our sleepy rivers, and the spectacular sights from our majestic mountains....It is why we refuse to leave and outsiders decide to stay.
- Mikee Johnson
Palmetto Conservation Board Member from Cox Industries
HIKE QUIETLY. Speak in low voices and turn your cell phone down, if not off. Enjoy the sounds of nature and let others do the same. Think of your hike as a time to disconnect or “unplug” and experience the outdoors.