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. Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park and the PCF office will remain closed at this time.
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!
The 4.6 mile Eastatoe Passage of the Palmetto Trail opened in late 2018. This critical passage takes us one step closer to connecting the entire upstate and being able to #finishthetrail!
Unfortunately, the two fiberglass bridges on the Eastatoe Passage were damaged during a record setting flash flood in April. The bridges were displaced from their footings, but thankfully, they are not beyond repair.
The nature of the damage and the difficult terrain means getting equipment to the area and making the needed repairs is going be both challenging and costly.
We need your help!
Let’s Re-Connect Eastatoe!
Starting immediately, we will begin executing a three-phase plan to Remove, Inspect, and Reinstall the two bridges displaced by the flood. These critical repairs will pave the way to complete one of the longest new sections of the Palmetto Trail in the Upstate.