Twenty-two new miles in combination with the Sumter Passage now creates a continuous thirty-six mile trail through Sumter National Forest, linking Newberry, Laurens and Union counties. Enoree Passage is the name for the combined trail; Sumter will no longer be used.
Beginning at Forest Service Road 379, the trail winds 4 miles through pine ridges and hardwood bottomlands, crosses 2 major creeks, Gilders and Indian, and ties into the Buncombe Horse Trail. From this point to Brick House Campground and the Buncombe Trailhead, trail users will be sharing the Buncombe Trail with equestrian users.
Heading north, the trail meanders through some of the most diverse habitats located on the Enoree Ranger District including a beaver pond, many diverse hardwood drains, and the Enoree River corridor. An 80-foot bridge spanning the Enoree provides a superb view of the river. Three fishing lakes - Macedonia, Sedalia, and John’s Creek Lakes lead to the northern trailhead at Sedalia Campground.
Length: 36 miles
Use: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Equestrian in limited area
Fees: Parking at Brickhouse, camping at Sedalia, Brickhouse
Directions: see page 2 of map pdf
Camping: Primitive camping is allowed with a free visitor use permit from USFS; established campgrounds are available at Brickhouse (mile 14) and Sedalia (mile 35)
Trail Condition Notes: The Palmetto Trail shares the Buncombe Horse Trail for 10 miles, from the pipeline (mile 4.2) to Brickhouse Recreation Area.
ENOREE PASSAGE BRIDGE OUT: The second bridge south of
mile marker 4 is closed due to storm damage. The passage is
open but you will have to pass through the creek at this
Additional Information: USDA Forest Service - Sumter National Forest
3557 Whitmire Highway, Union 29679 (864) 427-9858
This Passage is divided into 3 section maps. Click below to download individual pdfs.
Section 1. Franklin Rd to Brickhouse Rec. Area
Section 2. Brickhouse Rec. Area to Ridge Road
Section 3. Ridge Road to Sedalia Campground