palmetto trail

Palmetto Trail trestle in Peak. Karamie Hallman photo.

South Carolina's cross-state trail system will remain open during the COVID-19 time period.

According to officials, it will allow individuals and families to get outside along their local portion of the Palmetto Trail to focus on stress relief, outdoor education and overall well-being during this time.

The Palmetto Conservation Foundation office will be closed, as per the governor’s executive order for South Carolina, but the trail itself will remain open.

All trail users should adhere to the 6 ft. social distancing order, park only in designated parking areas and practice sensible trail etiquette. Any areas with gates should not be crossed, as these are private properties.

The Palmetto Trail consists of 370 miles of trail across the state. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation asks that all users select passages that are closest to their homes or branch out to some of the less populated passages.

Free maps can be found at palmettoconservation.org and many of the maps can also be found on the mobile app Avenza - available at avenzamaps.com or in the app store.

“We encourage everyone to get out and get local on the Palmetto Trail. Nature helps us reconnect during times of separation and we are proud to be able to offer that connection.” Said Executive Director Mary Roe.

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