Peak to Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail

The Peak to Prosperity Passage, which is around 10 miles in length, proceeds west from the Alston trailhead in Fairfield County across the impressive Broad River trestle. There are 14 bridges that you cross and the view from the 1,100-foot-long bridge is spectacular.

During your 10.8-mile journey, you’ll also pass through the site of an ancient German settlement from the 1730s. And eventually, when you reach the Pomaria area, you can pop into a small store to refuel before you head to the end of the trail.

Directions to the trails…

Alston Trailhead: From Columbia: I-26, exit 97, take US 176 west 11 miles; turn east on SC 213; drive 3.1 miles, turn right onto Alston Road (1st road after the bridge); road changes to unpaved, take right fork, cross RR track and go under the trestle; parking is on the left at the top.

From Spartanburg: I-26, exit 82, take 773 to Pomaria, east on US 176 to SC 213; turn east on 213; follow directions above.

Hope Station Trailhead: From Columbia: I-26, exit 97, take US 176 west 11.1 miles; turn right onto Hope Station Road; drive 1.3 miles to the Trail day-use parking area on the left.

Pomaria Trailhead: From Columbia, I-26, exit 85, take SC 202 east to US 176, turn left and drive into Pomaria, turn right on Angella Street beside Wilson’s grocery; parking is behind the kiosk.

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