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Palmetto Trail - Jocasse Gorges Passage

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

This trail is about 50% single track and 50% fire road... Some of the single track sections can get rather technical. Follow the yellow trail markers on the trees... the trail crosses many many fireroads and it would be easy to get off the trail... especially if you are riding fast. Also this trail is in the extreme northern part of SC... unlike the rest of the state, the terrain is far from flat! It's very mountainous, it will get your ticker ticking for sure.

If you start at Table Rock and got the enire 12 mile length of this trail, you will come out on US Highway 178. Go left (down the mountain). About 4 miles later you will come to the intersection of Hwy's 11 and 178, there is a flashing 4 way stop and a store at this intersection. Take a left onto Hwy 11 and it will take you back to the State Park and your car (5 to 7 miles from the 4 way stop).

I live within 2 miles of the end of the trail and ride it quite often... I prefer to ride it from the 178 end to Table Rock.

This trail is part of the Camp Adger area as well, see my review on Camp Adger as well... it all ties together if you know your way around and/or have a good Topo of the area.

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Latitude
34.84987503195418
Longitude
-83.056640625
Trail Directions
Trail head is in Table Rock State Park... at a building called "The Barn." There is ample parking space and very little risk of vandalism, ect so your car is safe there.
Trail Length
14
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Pickens
Zip/Postal Code
29685
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 8, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: AZinSC ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Does anyone know what the real story is on this trail. Trail head says OK for bikes. 4 miles in not OK? Palmeto trail flyer says OK? We road this trail last weekend. There was lots of leaves on the trail but it has potential. The first 2 miles had some challenging climbs similar to many found in Pisgah. We only made it 6 miles and then turned around. Not an easy trail but if you are looking for a challenge not to far from Greenville (1 hr). This is the trail.

Recommended Route:
see above



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Review Date
August 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: steelneedtraningwills ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
new work in the past year has made this a stellar trail. almost all doubletrack/gravel road has been diverted onto fresh singletrack. the trails are tight, steep, and fast. ride them while you can. all markers from the table rock side show the trail open to bikes, but when you ride back, you may see signs saying otherwise.

Recommended Route:
table rock-178-tablerock out and back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
pisgah, dupont



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Review Date
June 24, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Sargon2112 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good stuff here... This trail offers a little bit of everything, single track, fireroads, smooth and rocky sections, great downhills along with some challenging uphills... and scenery to boot.

Recommended Route:
The trail head is at Table Rock State park.. from there it goes west ~14 miles across 4 mountains to hwy 178. I prefer to ride the trail from 178 to Table Rock mainly because I live near that end of the trail and don't neet to load up my bike... I just ride up the road a couple of miles and I'm on the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Camp Adger... Jocasse Gorges Passages trail is a single trail that goes thru an area called Camp Adger... there are many trails in this area which intersect the Jocasse Passage.



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