Mountain Bike Trail

Croft State Natural Area

(Spartanburg County)


Starting from the parking area this somewhat challenging trail has something for just about everyone. There is enough climbing, fast down hills, and hard packed sections, which allow fairly high speeds to satisfy the intermediates and experts, but may be too much for beginners. Several connector trails provide variation and new challenges, especially the Idaho pass, which is more technical. You will ride alongside and cross some scenic creeks, and through forested areas, which provide shade from the summer sun. Watch out for wildlife in this area, especially turkey and deer.

Be aware that after a rain there can be some mud and slippery sections. Insect repellent is recommended during warm months.

NOTE: This trail may be closed on low use days for hunting during the months of September, October, and November. Check with the park before going.

Length: Approximately 10.5 miles (Main trail and connectors).

Directions: From Spartanburg, drive southeast on SC 56. Pass the main entrance to Croft State Natural Area and continue to Groce Road (Sign for Southside Park). Turn left and drive to the parking area near the ball field.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!

Park Information: Croft State Natural Area, 450 Croft State Park Rd., Spartanburg, SC, 29302. Telephone: 864-585-1283 or 864-583-2913.

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