Foster Mill Loop Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Foster Mill Loop Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spartanburg, SC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.7 miles 521 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Spartanburg: Drive south on SC 56 to the park entrance on the left.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

place is just awesome. it the only place that you can camp,mountain bike, hike, fish, boat, and Road bike. I love this place

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

had a great time, so pretty!

mountain biking
8 months ago

Nice single track. Great downhills and some tough climbs. Reminded me a little of Tsali. Can't wait to go back.

8 months ago

The Nature Trail is a lovely, easy 1.5 mile loop with a lot of placards describing different trees, which is interesting. You access it by walking farther up a road that goes off the main parking lot, where horse shows are held. Just stroll up about a tenth of a mile, or so, to trailhead on right.

9 months ago

This is a nice park to explore when you don't have time to make it up to the mountains. You can get a good workout in and the lake is very pretty. There are a lot of horses on the trails which means you need to constantly be on the look out for manure.

hiking
10 months ago

Rolling pine hills, some creek and lake views, lot of horse traffic. Did a 9,5 mile loop

hiking
2 years ago

Croft State park trail is a good trail in the foothills near Spartanburg. Hikers, bikers, and horses can be there with some restrictions. They have horse shows every third Saturday and there are facilities for horses. There are streams to get wet in and interesting landscapes. The trail tends to wide and may be better for bikers. It goes between two lakes with muddy bottoms that are not good for swimming. I saw a couple of canoers there. The lake is a nice scenic view. I saw no one on this moderately strenuous trail. The trail is well marked in several places. I got off on an unmarked trail by accident but managed to get back on the main trail and go in the right direction by looking at the trail map and taking note of the radio tower. There are a lot of cobwebs on the trail and I maneuvered carefully around a black snake. There is a restroom with flushing towels and a shower. I used regular shoes to hike it, but hiking shoes are recommended.