(S) Oconee Passage of the Palmetto Trail - starting at Oconee Station State Historic Site with a stop at Station Cove Falls on the way back

Oconee Passage begins at Oconee Station State Historical Site, a backcountry military garrison and trading post from the 1790s and ends in Oconee State Park. There is a steady climb into Oconee State Park. We will do this trail both ways. On the way back we will turn right where Oconee Passage intersects with Station Cove Falls Trail, and walk the quarter-mile spur to the popular Station Cove Falls. One of the prettiest in the county, the waterfall is a majestic 60-foot, tiered cascade. An amazing array of wildflowers can be found year round in Station Cove’s botanical area. We will park at Oconee Station State Historic Site.

M: 9.2, EG: 1000, R: S, L: 10
Leader: Lisa Britt[masked]

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maximum of 10 hikers (allowed number is the hike leader's discretion), masks suggested but not mandated, no shuttle hikes, six feet separation among attendees and between other hikers, carpools discouraged, etc.

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