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Saluda Grade Trail

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A new rail trail that travels all the way from the rolling countryside of Upstate South Carolina, through historic and vibrant small towns, and into the spectacular mountain scenery of Western North Carolina.

That’s the vision for a new rail trail along the route of the historic Saluda Grade Railroad.



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The proposed Saluda Grade Trail would run for approximately 31 miles, from Inman, SC to Zirconia, NC. The trail would welcome folks out for a stroll, as well as bikers, hikers, joggers, wheelchairs, strollers, and other forms of exercise and play.

We have an agreement with Norfolk Southern on the terms of a future purchase of the rail corridor and are excited about bringing the Saluda Grade Trail to our communities! 

Will you help create the Saluda Grade Trail? Our elected leaders need to know that there is overwhelming public support for this new rail trail.

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Recent News

Saluda Railway Memories with Mrs. Pearlie Mae

The renowned educator reflects on growing up along the railroad and what she hopes the future Saluda Grade Trail means to the community.

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Community Input Sought for Saluda Grade Trail Feasibility Study

The Saluda Grade Trail Conservancy is conducting a Feasibility Study to assess the possibility of converting the Saluda Grade rail corridor into a greenway trail. As part of this study, we are...

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Recent News
NC Budget Includes Funding for Saluda Grade Trail

The newly approved state budget includes $12 million over two years to purchase the portion of the rail corridor in North Carolina.

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Our Partners

A coalition of three nonprofits is spearheading the Saluda Grade Trail. Conserving Carolina is leading efforts in North Carolina, while PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well. and Upstate Forever are leading efforts in South Carolina

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