Palmetto Trail

EASY 31 reviews

Palmetto Trail is a 14.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pomaria, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

1 month ago

Nice hike with relatively flat grade. Great bridge across Broad River at Peak. Standing in the middle of this bridge over the Broad River is quite possibly worth the trip alone.

The aggregate rock of a railroad bed is ever present. Wear good hiking boots if you venture up the trail towards Pomaria.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Awesome trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Pros: The first trestle over the river was awesome. Some of the other trestles and old buildings were pretty neat too. It was a very peaceful hike, only seeing 4 other people on the entire trail. A lot of good historical information too.

Cons: The rocks were difficult to hike on and many times were unsteady. The first 6.5 miles seemed better kept than the remaining 4.3. Some of the trestles were in disrepair and had many soft boards and holes. The trail just ends at 10.8 miles...so you either have to be picked up at mile 6.5 or hike all the way back...which makes for a long day. The number of spiderwebs on the trail was ridiculous as were the number of ticks (around 25-30 total) I picked off myself and my dog (neither one of us left the trail either!)

I probably will not hike this trail again, or if I do, will only hike the first 2-3 mile, after that, it doesn't offer anything really different to see.

6 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

We are wanting to bike the full 10.8 miles from Peak to Prosperity but the 10.8 mile mark appears to be in an area with no access. Any information? WE would like to stage a vehicle.

9 months ago

Beautiful trails. My new favorite place!

9 months ago

11 months ago

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pros: Old railroad grade. Numerous railroad tressels. Crims Creek views and crossings. Mostly shady. Superb camping site near Pomaria. Nice for easy day hiking or short overnight backpacking.
Cons: Caution during hunting season.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Nice easy trail for a day hike. The old railroad bridge is cool and the river is always beautiful.

walking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Nice scenic ride but I couldn't find the entire trail, there seems to be more. I'd love to learn more about the trail if anyone has any suggestions.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Easy trail, not very long. Nice scenery

Saturday, May 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Pros:

The view from the bridge is beautiful.

The smell of cedar

The river near Nathan's trestle

Cons:

The rockiness of the path was my least favorite part but it was manageable.