Stumphouse Tunnel Rd, Walhalla, SC 29691
Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park is a state-of-the-art mountain biking facility and the only such recreational facility open to the public in the upstate. Because the trails are multipurpose, hikers and bikers are cautioned to follow trail directional signs and posted protocol for right of way. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on these trails (e.g., motorized dirt bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs).
All trails are designed and constructed using state-of-the-art methods that minimize erosion and habitat disturbance, and maximize long-term sustainability. Benchmark Trails, a professional trail-building company in Greenville, was hired to build the trail system to standards established by the U.S. Forest Service and the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Deno Cantos and his Benchmark crew use terms like big berms, rock gardens, rollers and tables to describe how the trails flow for mountain biking.
Part-time city employees will continue to maintain the common grounds in the parking and picnic areas, but volunteers are needed to help maintain the trails. Everyone using the trails is asked to follow the principles of Leave No Trace—that is, leave only footprints and tire tracks, and take only pictures. Cyclists are asked not to ride when the trails are wet. To volunteer, contact Palmetto Conservation, Upstate SORBA, or Oconee Hiking Club.
Palmetto Conservation Foundation— The mission of Palmetto Conservation Foundation is to conserve South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, preserve historic landmarks, and promote outdoor recreation through trails and greenways.
Oconee County, SC — A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.
Oconee Economic Alliance — The Oconee Economic Alliance is a public-private nonprofit effort to accelerate job creation and capital investment, increase per capita income, diversify the local tax base and generate awareness of Oconee County as a business location.
City of Walhalla — Walhalla is located just minutes away from the wide variety of activities Oconee County and the surrounding areas have to offer, including an abundance of hiking and mountain biking trails, numerous waterfalls, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Reveal SC — The SC National Heritage Corridor is a team of marketing and community development professionals with decades of experience specializing in destination marketing projects within South Carolina.
Oconee Chamber — The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce works to promote a positive business climate in the market areas of Fair Play, Long Creek, Mountain Rest, Salem, Seneca, Walhalla, West Union and Westminster, South Carolina.
SC State Trails Program— SC Trails encourages trail users to venture beyond. Trails can be developed in every region, connected to a variety of natural resources and made accessible for a wide diversity of users.
Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Palmetto Conservation Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, whose mission is to conserve South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, preserve historic landmarks, and promote active outdoor recreation. PCF’s largest and best-known project is the Palmetto Trail. PCF’s newest program is the Palmetto Conservation Corps, South Carolina’s only trail-based AmeriCorps service program for young adults. For more information, visit www.palmettoconservation.org or Facebook/palmettoconservation.org.
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