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Southside Trail Loop - Croft Park

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8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers


508' 155 m


-505' -154 m



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681' 208 m


548' 167 m


Shared By Samuel Shartzer


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A nice mixture of technical terrain, fast flat sections and flowy singletrack.

Samuel Shartzer

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It seems clockwise is the best direction to go. From the parking lot you can access the trail in many ways. Just go to main sign and behind you'll see the main trail-head. About 20 yards behind that take a left on the trail for the fun to begin.

Be aware that this trail can get muddy and stay muddy for a long time after rain.

There are a lot of other trails in this park. The Southside Loop runs the perimeter and is the longest. It is a lot of fun but has a lot of roots. Some touch technical climbs and rough downhills. However there are also some really flat fast sections that are a blast also.

It's a big loop which is nice if you like to time and compete against yourself.

In the Upstate of SC it offers something different from Paris Mountain, Issaqueena and Dupont. If you have ridden all of these and not the Croft you should give it a try.


Land Manager: SC Forestry Commission

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Feb 15, 2019
Jason G
A little muddy along the river but otherwise not bad. As a beginner it was a little more than I expected but super fun. I'll certainly be back. 7.9mi — 1h 37m
Dec 24, 2018
Stephen Dobek
Nov 22, 2018
Allen Allen
The low trail sections along the river were flooded when the Tyger jumped its banks. Please use the upper loops until this drys out.
Oct 28, 2018
Karl Keipper
Southside to fern gully to flat trail to southside to centerline to southside back to the truck. Good day. Several trees down and lots of mud.
Oct 12, 2018
Hannah Tedlock
Sep 9, 2018
Karl Keipper
Tried the second half of the loop for the first time. Headed right out of the parking lot, did the loop and headed up centerline. Soooo many roots! 5mi — 1h 23m
Aug 31, 2018
Alex Saleeby
Aug 14, 2018
Casey Allen

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Stephen Dobek
Winston, GA
Stephen Dobek   Winston, GA
The southside loop is a great option in the Upstate. There are many fast, flowing sections with a handful of short, intense climbs thrown in for good measure to get your heart rate up and the side trails in between the main loop will allow for a lot of mileage if you’re looking for it. It’s as wet as advertised, and this winter has been particularly bad, so be aware of that. Dec 28, 2018

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