Buncombe Horse Trail and Palmetto Trail Trailheads Pass

Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests

This trail winds through forested hill and valley terrain. Points of interest include old cemeteries, wagon roads, and plantation sites. Opportunities also exist to view various wildlife species and abundant plant life. With interconnecting loops, riders have an opportunity for various length rides. Hikers and mountain bikers are also welcome.

A day-use fee of $3 a day or $25 for an annual pass for the trailhead per vehicle or vehicle with trailer. 

The trails are open year-round, but care should be taken in the woods during big-game season. WEAR BLAZE ORANGE during April, and September-December. 

Primitive camping along the trail is allowed, but a dispersed camping permit is required. Contact the Enoree Ranger District at 803-276-4810 or www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs for the downloadable and fillable permit. 

There is a vault toilet available at the trailhead for visitor use. 

Closed to all Off-Highway Vehicles.

If you do not wish to purchase the day use pass in advance this location is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once on-site, follow the posted instructions. You will need to download the free Recreation.gov mobile app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service: https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app 

Please have the Recreation.gov app downloaded prior to arrival. Once purchased please write down confirmation number on provided envelope and post in vehicle dashboard.

This pass does not guarantee parking availability. For your safety, please remember that parking outside of designated areas is discouraged and visitors who park illegally may be fined and towed. This pass is valid until 11:59 PM of the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass.

America the Beautiful Passes: Senior, Access, Military, Gold Star, Veteran, and Golden Age Senior/Access area accepted at this site. These passes cover fees for the passholder and up to three adults per vehicle.

Passes are non-transferrable between operators, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.

Cell phone connectivity in the forest may be limited, plan ahead.