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    Palmetto Trail Bikepacking?

    I am suffering winter in Colorado, and looking for a winter/spring bikepacking trip.

    I was digging into the Palmetto trail and I wonder if anyone has done an end to end Palmetto Trail bikepacking tour recently, and if yes where can I get details?

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    You really can't do it end to end. The sections in the Upstate are fragmented and with the exception of the Oconee Passage, no bike allowed. This has been an issue for years up here. Here's the link to the website: http://palmettoconservation.org

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    And honestly, it is rather flat and boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    And honestly, it is rather flat and boring.
    It's good for bike packing, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    And honestly, it is rather flat and boring.
    ...and the Oconee Passage is not. Elevation drops something like 1000 ft in 0.5 miles. I hit 35+ MPH last time I was out there.

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    Oconee looks interesting, but less than 4 miles. I am looking for 3-4 days in the saddle.

    Any other thoughts in the South/SouthEast?

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    I wasn't suggesting bike packing the Oconee Passage. I know some friends do the midlands and lower sections.

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    Google transflorida or florida bikepacking.
    the latitudinal route I've done a lot of and is pretty fun

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    Yeah, the PT is a whole bunch of short sections of trail with roads in between them. We have a section in Spartanburg that goes through Croft State Park. They built one new 3 mile section of pretty nice trail and then designated a bunch of existing train to be part of the PT. I think I will be dead or too old to ride by the time there is a continuous trail across the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    I wasn't suggesting bike packing the Oconee Passage. I know some friends do the midlands and lower sections.

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    I know I'm resurrecting a thread from a few months ago here, but does anyone have any more feedback on the lower sections of the Palmetto Trail? Specifically the Moultrie, Swamp Fox, and Awendaw passages?

    I'm new to bikepacking, but was considering a weekend trip down that way.

    This ride report is great, but it's from 6 years ago: http://forums.mtbr.com/bikepacking-b...il-704884.html

    Other reviews of the trail I've found online say the western portion of the Swamp Fox is super rooty and a very difficult ride.

    This run-down, OTOH, makes it all seem very doable. The Palmetto Trail - Southern Ditch Divide - BIKEPACKING.com

    Any first-hand (or second-hand, for that matter) opinions?

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