We are proud to be your SC state trail!
As of May 1, 2020, our partners at SC State Parks will be opening with limitations. All portions of the Palmetto Trail running through these areas will also be open.
Here at the Palmetto Trail, we have been disheartened by recent events around the nation. Our mission is “to foster an appreciation for South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, providing opportunities for active recreation on the Palmetto Trail and other trail systems that can be enjoyed by all in South Carolina, regardless of gender, race, creed, age, or ability.”
A steadfast commitment to our core values of diversity, inclusivity, compassion, respect and professionalism remain at the heart of everything we do at the Palmetto Trail.
Tom Mullikin is a goal-setter. Among his loftiest achievements, Tom has dived all of the world’s five oceans and climbed mountain ranges of the world’s seven tallest peaks (including reaching the summits of more than 20 mountains across the globe). He has served as a “National Geographic Expert,” is a Fellow in the famed Manhattan-based Explorer’s Club and a Fellow in London’s Royal Geographical Society.
Following the Palmetto Trail as the guiding pathway from the mountains to the sea, the expedition will highlight the ‘CAROLINA 7’ – so-named for the seven geographic wonders unique to the Palmetto State. The purpose of the expedition is to bring attention to the natural marvels that need our protection and the myriad outdoor adventures that await us from our own backyards and beyond.
The world is still facing unprecedented challenges related to COVID-19 and social gatherings- but that doesn’t have to stop you from celebrating National Trails Day in 2020!
For the first time in the Palmetto Trail’s history, we are launching a Virtual Hike in honor of National Trails Day on June 6, 2020. You can complete your hike any time leading up to National Trails Day (or even after), but we encourage you to share your experience on social media- and use the hashtags #NationalTrailsDay and #ConnectTheTrail! Every National Trails Day registration will go directly towards helping us Connect the Palmetto Trail (YOUR Trail) through South Carolina! You simply select which passage you want to complete on your registration and then get moving! Having trouble making it out to your selected Passage? No problem! You can even hike the same number of miles in your own neighborhood in honor of your favorite Palmetto Trail Passage!