Palmetto Trail, Enoree Passage - north from BrickHouse - Trail, Joanna, Carolina

Palmetto Trail, Enoree Passage - north from BrickHouse - Trail, Joanna, Carolina

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Enoree Passage of the Palmetto Trail, Section 2 - Brick House Recreation Area to Ridge Road.

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[Sep 04, 2016]
Bill
Cross Country Rider

I started at the North Trailhead Sedalia Campground and in one day actually made it to Brick House Campground! It was a full on adventure for 22 miles. This was a difficult effort to put it mildly. I have the scrapes on my legs to prove it. I started at 10:30 and was getting my camp site at Brick House around 6:30. A lot of debris and general lack of trail maintenance. However, in my opinion you have to get into the spirit of the Palmetto Trail here. Even after the first 1/2 mile I knew that the sense of accomplishment and the scenery were going to be my true rewards. And they were! Totally remote mountain biking relying on your own fitness, patience, and sense of adventure. I'm 53 years old and I can't tell you how awesome I feel having made this ride! It was really tough to follow the yellow blazes and even find the trail in dozens of places...but I was relentless. A wall of Kudzu in my path, sticker bushes, hard terrain, and bike packing a full load over maybe a hundred downed trees. Not to mention hundreds of spider webs that day. Who knows? My point is the nature buzz was super and I didn’t see one person on the trail the entire day (labor day weekend). Not for everyone for sure. In Sumter National Forest the maps online proved invaluable as I used a park service road or two to skirt a few 'jungle miles.' Hey, I could make any decision I wanted and did my best to give credit that the trail was even there and could be ridden. A lunch stop on the bridge over the Enoree River was not to be missed for me...what a feeling to emerge from the jungle and relax and regroup in such a sweet remote location. Not 1/2 mile later I spent maybe 30 minutes thinking I would have to turn back because I simply could not find the trail any longer. You know the rest, I did find it and on I slowly went! I back packed a few sections of the John Muir Trail out of Yosemite last year and had to work even harder (high altitudes) to earn the views over Donahue pass and Thousand Island Lake. That adventure helped me mentally prepare come to find out. Get in the spirit and try this, it was a true challenge. It’s made me stronger and will make you stronger too! btw, From Brick House mile marker 14 to zero the horse trail is much easier. I rode back to my car at Sedalia Campground via a different route. Also, a Forest Visitor Permit is needed so call ahead.

Customer Service

Sedalia Campground (marker 36) to Brick House Recreational Area (14) then the easier part is from 14 to 0.

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[Feb 13, 2009]
pmginn@presby.edu
Weekend Warrior

North from the brickhouse is a wannabe trail. It's got some great potential - the trail blazes are there and the property has been set aside for that purpose by the Palmetto Conservation. HOWEVER - we only got about 1/2 mile before we decided to give up. There were gazillions of thorn bushes we were riding through, and we had to stop quite a few times to move small fallen trees out of the way (too many branches to just ride over them).

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South from the BrickHouse

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