Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
180.00 ft (54.86 m)
Trail type
1.50 mi (2.41 km)
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

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. 

The Ultimate
Adventure Maps

Access 650K+ miles of trail data, Offline Maps, GPS Tracking, Waypoint functionality, Outdoor Project Adventures, and more with onX Backcountry. Start your free trial today–no credit card required.

Start Free Trial

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee


Easy trail. Educational. Swimming areas.



Trailhead Elevation

1,020.00 ft (310.90 m)


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


Nearby Lodging + Camping


Have updates, photos, alerts, or just want to leave a comment?
Sign In and share them.