Walking is one of the best, and safest, ways to remain active right now. Right now, many parks have to remain closed. But one great place that’s staying open during this time is the Palmetto Trail.
The Trail has over three hundred miles of trail across the state. Right now it is one of the best ways to stay active by walking, hiking, or biking. While the Palmetto Conservation Foundation’s office will be closed, the Trail itself is open to the public. Since the social distancing order is in effect, be sure to keep 6ft between you and other walkers. The Foundation is also asking for people to use less walked trails and stay close to their homes.
Free maps of the tails can be found here.
The Palmetto Trail inspires active, healthy living as it showcases the state’s diverse natural beauty, fascinating history, and rich cultural heritage. When finished, the Trail will stretch 500- miles across 14 counties from Walhalla in Oconee County to Awendaw in Charleston County. Currently there are 29 passages and 370 miles of public hiking-biking trail.
The mission of Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) is to conserve South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources and promote active outdoor recreation on trails and greenways. Founded in 1989, PCF is a statewide nonprofit organization with headquarters in Columbia. PCF’s largest and best-known project is building and maintaining the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail.