329 miles
Distance
19,609 ft
Climb
-20,383 ft
Descent
799 ft
High Point

Established in 1994, the Palmetto Trail is slated to be a 500 mile trans-state trail that crosses South Carolina from its northwest corner in Walhalla, to the coast at Awendaw. There are currently about 350 miles of trail that have been ‘completed’. All accounted for, the Palmetto Trail is made up of 26 yet to be connected ‘passages’. Most of the passages are singletrack trails, dirt roads, or gravel rail trails, while a few utilize paved greenways. Four of the five northernmost passages are hiking only, so needless to say we started the bikepacking variation in the upstate skipping these passages as well as a couple other disjointed stretches. Ultimately this variation of the route is about 330 miles — including paved connectors — and starts in Spartanburg using the Hub City Connector passage, and finishes at the official route terminus of the Awendaw Passage.

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More Stats for The Palmetto Trail - Bike Packing mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -774 ft
  • Altitude start
    774 ft
  • Grade
    -0.045%
  • Grade max
    -46.093%
  • Grade min
    54.167%
  • Distance climb
    135 miles
  • Distance down
    152 miles
  • Distance flat
    42 miles
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      Outlaw
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 9:35am
      Aug 25, 2018
      Nice fun flowing trail.
      Hilltop
      May 27, 2017 @ 1:24pm
      May 27, 2017
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