About the Lynch’s Woods Passage








Just outside the charming city of Newberry, lies this beautiful park full of old growth trees and gently flowing streams. Lynch’s Woods Park, originally created in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), has been a well-kept secret. Now managed by the Newberry County Recreation Department, this 276 acre park has seen some great improvements, including a new restroom and a new picnic shelter. The road has been regraded and many new miles of trail have been developed. Mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians can all call Lynch’s Woods their home. The Lynch’s Woods Passage of the Palmetto Trail is a 4.9 mile loop trail through the park with a single connection to the Newberry Passage which takes users through the heart of downtown Newberry and along the campus of Newberry College.

Trail signs
No motor vehicles on the trails.

Interactive Maps Without Wifi

We have partnered with Avenza Maps in order to offer interactive maps that don't require an internet connection. Using the Avenza App, you can download maps onto your mobile device before you hit the trail, so that you locate yourself and be aware of where you are, even in the remotest of places. Offline location helps you stay on track, on the trail, and out of potential danger.

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Take I-26 to Exit 76 (SR 219) toward Newberry. Turn left onto US Hwy 76. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left at Lynch’s Woods sign next to Ford dealership. Follow the road into the park and follow traffic signs. The Palmetto Trail kiosks are located at the first lot, as well as, one by the restroom and picnic shelter.

Buses, large campers, trailers, and equestrians are asked to park in the first lot to the right prior to entering the park gate. 


No Camping Available

Additional Information

County of Newberry Recreation Department

Lynch’s Woods Passage Share Owners

Ken Bogan
Larry Bunn
Brian Cannon
Kevin Counts
Mahalie Davies
Jonathan B. Dusenbury
Steve Hendrix
Robert Hitch
John Hollis
Bob Jeffreys
Justin Johnson
B. Geoffrey Jones
Crosby Lewis
Jack & Jody Parker
Anthony Dale Rauch
V.O. Robertson
Kathi Sill
Swift Family
Betty Sturkie
Dale Swygert
James L. Taylor
David Wach
Dale & Daisy Wessinger

South Carolina Society Children of the American Revolution