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Peak to Prosperity - Palmetto Trail

Map of Peak to Prosperity TRACK Trail

The Peak to Prosperity TRACK Trail is an easy 1-mile out-and-back hike along an historic train route.

Built on the original railroad foundation, the trail takes hikers across two trestles (bridges) and past several historic features.

Starting in the extinct town of Alston, hikers immediately step onto the first trestle which crosses the Broad River. The trestle provides great views of the river and is a great place to watch for wildlife like birds, turtles, and otters.

The trail then leads past the town of Peak and through a peaceful forest of pine, oak, and maple trees. The second trestle crosses Crim's Creek. At the end of the trestle you will have hiked 1 mile. There are stairs that will take you down to a picnic area where you can relax by the water.

Track an adventure here

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Birding, Photography, Running
Amenities:
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality: Open all year
Trestle over the Broad River
Trestle
Broad River
Submerged ruins of original trestle
Trailhead kiosk

Adventures for Peak to Prosperity - Palmetto Trail

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
2.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

Peak to Prosperity Passage

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
2.00
This ticket is good for one roundtrip passage to the past. Hop aboard the TRACK Trail express to travel through time and explore the amazing history of this short stretch of railroad.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
2.00
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Birds of Lakes and Rivers brochure
Hiking

Birds of Lakes and Rivers

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
2.00
Whether perching along the banks, wading in the shallows, flying overhead, or diving in open water, many types of birds specialize in a life on or near the water. Use this brochure to learn how to identify various waterbirds with clues such as location, size, shape, behavior, and field marks.

Directions

State Rd S-20-35
Little Mountain, SC 29075
Latitude: 34.243632000000
Longitude: -81.317985000000

Partners

This TRACK Trail made possible in collaboration with