About the Glenn Springs Passage




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Rolling farmlands, mature forests, and the historic town of Glenn Springs highlight the Glenn Springs Passage. In the 19th century, Glenn Springs was known for the health benefits of its mineral waters. Now listed in the National Register, the historic district includes 20 historic buildings from about 1840 to 1940 and the site of a popular resort hotel. For most of this passage, local residents allow the Palmetto Trail to cross their farms and forests. Please respect their private property and stay on the Trail.

Yellow blazes
Trail signs
Cyclists, see note below. No motor vehicles. No camping. No fires.


From SC Hwy 56 North or South in Spartanburg County, turn East on SC Hwy 215 at the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Pauline. Follow SC Hwy 215 for 2 miles to the intersection of Glenn Springs Road (SC Hwy 150). Turn left and go 0.5 miles to the parking area and trailhead on the left.

Additional Information

Glenn Springs Historic District

Cyclist Restriction: Mountain bikes are not allowed on the hiking section from mile 1.9 to mile 4.5. Use the 1.7 mile bike connector, which follows SC Hwy 215 to Glenn Springs Road (SC Hwy 150) to Boys Home Road where the connector rejoins the hiking section.

Glenn Springs Passage Share Owners

South Carolina Society Children of the American Revolution