Palmetto Trail (Croft Passage)

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Croft State Park

Palmetto Trail (Croft Passage) is a 8.3 mile out and back trail located near Spartanburg, South Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.3 miElevation gain872 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingForest
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Justyn Lanford
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Mountain biking
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Rachel Traxler
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WalkingMuddy

We did the Kelsey’s Creek part of the Palmetto trail and it was almost exactly 3 miles. I would say a moderate walk up the creek. Great for a workout but not for the views which is fine if you just want some activity which is all we needed today!

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Todd Farmer
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terry Gantt
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RunningMuddyRocky
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Zac Zac Harris
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Hiking
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James Baker
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Hiking

This trail really needs more markers. It would go into an open space and leave you thinking you were off the trail. You literally were just hoping you didn’t miss a sign or something to keep you on the trail. Somewhat frustrating for sure. Then getting to the creek there is no location of where you are suppose to go. Had it not been for the runner I passed I wouldn’t have walked to the bridge. Again no signs no marking nothing to let you know what direction to go in. I feel me being on a time limit didn’t help, but trails are suppose to be about getting from point a to point b.

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Ben Davis
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Rainy and flooded in some places, which made it more fun. Had the trails to myself this Veterans Day.

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Lori Lockhart
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Craig Pape
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Hiking
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Roxane Debaty
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Hiking

Beautiful forest with the water nearby most of the way—mainly downhill or flat on the way there and slightly uphill or flat on the way back. We took a left on Henningston road instead of a right to do the Lake Johnson loop and see the lake—all in all about 8miles if you make that modification (worth it in our opinion!).

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Aimee Wiles
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Jane Barker
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Hiking

Trying to find The walkers mill bridge remnants?

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Nathan Goddard
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Hot today but the trail is great. Enough creek action for my dog to cool off. Going to return soon.

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Matt Kiefer
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Mountain biking

This trail was a blast. It is pretty easy to get lost with side trails but is a lot of fun. It can be done as a loop but you have to ride through the state park.

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Gabrielle Bouknight
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Great trail! Shared with bikers and horses, so a little rough in spots, but loved it!

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Lorie E
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Hiking

Great Saturday morning hike with the pup. Saw a few bikes and two horses. No other hikers. Well-maintained and well marked. Nice elevation changes.

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Bobby Stalnaker
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Hiking

the trail was very clear and well marked. it was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun. we connected to the lake Johnson connector trail to bring us back the the main camp road and finished the hike on the Craig trail that follows the main camp road which brought us back to our campsite here. very cool and fun.

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Jason Paddock
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Croft Passage section starting at Carolina Country Club road over to Lake Johnson and back. Most of the trail is gently rolling with little significant elevation change but just enough to give a little bit of a workout. This hike gets you over to the Lake Johnson area which provides a variety of mid-hike stopping points for lunch or rest. (There's a shelter and large cleared area across the lake. You can reach it by turning left as soon as you reach the lake and taking the trail next to the lake all the way around.) Enjoyable trail with a few points of interest, though no significant "wow" moment, save arriving at Lake Johnson. The trail can be very muddy, so you may want to wear appropriate shoes or avoid after significant rainfall. This trail connects with the rest of the Croft trail system, providing a lot of different routes to extend the journey.

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Jason Paddock
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Gaetan Hemond
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Great trail with climbs and descents that can be challenging.

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Lynn M
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We drove over here from Rock Hill for a change of scenery. It was an unusually cool day for July with low humidity. The hike was very nice even without the break in weather. Note that this is Palmetto Trail until you take a hard right onto the Lake Johnson Fairforest Creek Connector Trail (there is a signage and a picnic table there). We took that trail down to the creek where there was a beautiful picnic spot. We turned around there. It was 6+ miles. All in it took us 3.5 hours. A lovely day.

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Ann LaMonde
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Hiking

We just 3 miles into the trail and back. Nice trail. Well marked. We were pleasantly surprised with a picnic table at 2.9 Miles in.

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Jerry Ellsworth
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Mountain biking
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I have enjoyed hiking here a number of times, but today I tried it on my mountain bike (after a long hiatus).This trail was a lot of fun on a bike, and it is great for a wide range of skill levels. It is technical enough to keep it interesting, but there's nothing too scary. A great choice for the casual rider, I think.

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Michael Wetterau
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Daniel Jackson
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Linda Velez
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Mark Nichols
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