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Foster Mill Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Spartanburg, South Carolina 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.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 439 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Contact
Getting There

South Carolina Department of Parks and Tourism, 1205 Pendleton Street, suite 248 , Columbia, SC, 29201, Phone: 803-734-0122

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

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Lil B.
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Running

I ran my own private mud run on this loop this morning. Ankle deep in some spots but navigable. Didn’t see anyone until passing by the lake where a few people were fishing. Not as much horse scat as expected. Varied elevation but nothing too technical. Lots of shade. Can’t wait to try more trails at this park. I parked at the equestrian arena then jogged the gravel road to the trailhead. Looks like you could drive down that road and park at the barn right by the trail though. The restrooms are immaculate - so clean right now. There’s a spigot by the arena I used to wash my shoes, feet, and legs before heading home.

Jason R.
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Hiking

This trail takes you out to walk along a highway for a bit.

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Anne Dulin
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Hiking

Not a bad trail. Several worn areas where the horses had ridden through.

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Walker Jackson
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Mountain biking

Great trail a lot of uphill though but it is very pretty

Rhonda Nix
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Horseback riding

Good trail for horses. Not too rocky or steep. Very pleasant.

Brandon Craft
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Mountain biking

GREAT RIDE!!! Was a beautiful day to ride!! Nice trail for beginners like me. Will be back for sure!!

Russell Loyd
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Hiking

If you like a straightforward hike with little distractions this is for you. It was very rainy and the trail stayed fairly dry and was easy to follow. Other than a quick lake view and a quick stream view - not much to see.

S W
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Carlos S
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Hiking

Croft state park is a really nice place for last minute hiking trips. Foster Mill Loop is good for trail runners it's rated as moderate but I think it should be dragged down to easy. No good views at all until you get to the side of the lake early in the morning at sunrise or late afternoon at sunset.

Marko Krämer
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Running

It was a very difficult trail for running. There are roots, Stones and horse apples :-) on the trail. I´ve seen some roe and deers. This trail is nothing for People without Training/ practise. It was very funny to run this trail.

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

Alyssa .
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Walking

had a great time, so pretty!

Josh Patterson
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Mountain biking

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

Deede Cohen
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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.

Marie LePage
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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.

Trey Cole
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Hiking

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

Kent Homesley
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Hiking
First to Review

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.

Kellee Zank
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JoAnn Baker
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Kevin Tingler
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Jaime Robertson
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Jaime Robertson
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Karl Keipper
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Rebecca Craigo
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Jennifer Morris
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Linda Velez
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Helen Schmidt
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Heather Elder
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Elizabeth Dicey
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Andy B.
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