Palmetto Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Palmetto Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Foster Mill, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.5 miles
49 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






This trail is the first section that takes you from the main parking area by the ranger station through the woods to arrive at rest area at the river. This area is complete with numerous improvements and places to sit and rest. The river is perfect to wade in the rocky shoals and enjoy nature. The trail crosses Fairforest Creek by way of a 65 feet long “Advance America” expansion bridge. This is the longest foot bridge in the SC State Park Service. If you continue to the other side of the creek numerous additional trails start from this location. This trail is a simple out and back portion taking you the bridge. If you travel across the bridge and further down the trail you will encounter remains of old homesteads, many beautiful and varying wildlife habitats, and mixed forests. This is a beautiful trail for all users that you will definitely want to travel.

mountain biking
24 days ago

Pretty good mix of terrain for Mt biking.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The area down by the river really makes this a great short hike with the kids. They played in the water and had a blast even finding the geocache placed in the area. Lots of fun, my only regret would be to bring a packed lunch.

18 days ago

Wednesday, February 22, 2017