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A smooth, fast downhill segment of the Palmetto Trail.


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3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

Singletrack

1,831' 558 m

High

1,082' 330 m

Low

126' 38 m

Up

789' 240 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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No bicycles on the spur trail to Station Cove Falls.

Description

This is the only section of the Palmetto Trail in the upstate of South Carolina currently open to mountain bikes. The Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail begins in Oconee State Park and ends at Oconee Station State Historical Site, a backcountry military garrison and trading post from the 1790s.

From the park, the passage follows a scenic roadbed that pinches into a path along the mountain ridgeline. From the ridgeline into Station Cove, the passage drops about 1,000 feet in a half mile for a challenging, one-way descent. At the bottom, there is a beautiful 60 foot waterfall on Station Cove Falls Trail, which is a spur trail from the main Palmetto Trail. Mountain bikers are NOT allowed on Station Cove Falls Tail, but one may walk the quarter-mile spur to the popular Station Cove Falls.

To learn more about the Palmetto Trail and this specific segment, click here.

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Glint Gossamer

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Old retainng wall dam that is part of the Palmetto Trail.
Oct 17, 2018 near Walhalla, SC
Raised platform bridge on the Palmetto Trail across the soggy marsh on Jerry Creek.
Oct 17, 2018 near Walhalla, SC
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Aug 16, 2019
Michael Alexander
Nov 27, 2016
Shannon Joyner
Awesome downhill
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