Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.50 mi (2.41 km)
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The Nature Trail at Croft State Park is aptly named. Immediately after passing the threshold of the trailhead, you'll see a multitude of different flora and fauna including various oak and cedar trees, mushrooms, and seasonal wildflowers. Insects indigenous to the upstate South Carolina can be found throughout the trail as well as small game and deer. 

The trailhead is located a quarter-mile from the ranger station on the same gravel road that leads to the horse stables on the right side of the road. The best parking area is behind the equestrian show ring. The trail is an easy 1.5 miles and has very little elevation gain, but it offers a ton of variety for such a small trail. It runs alongside Fairforest Creek for a portion and even crosses by ruins from a stone grist mill as well as a historic bridge. As with the rest of the park, dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Easy trail. Educational. Swimming areas.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

1,020.00 ft (310.90 m)

Net Elevation Gain

180.00 ft (54.86 m)

Features

Historically significant
Bird watching
Wildlife
Big Game Watching
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers
Family friendly

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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