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Southside Trail Loop - Croft Park

Intermediate

Trail

8.2 mile 13.2 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 508' 155 m
Descent: -505' -154 m
High: 681' 208 m
Low: 548' 167 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail 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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Description

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: SC Forestry Commission

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Aug 3, 2019
Karl Keipper
Trail in good condition today. Recent rain has barely effected it. Good ride. 5.5mi
Jul 13, 2019
Kyle Danner
Little damp but the trails were clear 17.5mi — 2h 10m
Jul 1, 2019
Greg Tempel
Mar 24, 2019
Randy Thompson
Mar 24, 2019
Steve Lalonde
1st ride 6.2mi — 1h 30m
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
9.5mi
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.

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Photos

Bombing the Range to Creek.
Oct 5, 2017 near Pacolet, SC
Southside Loop Trail at Croft.
Jul 14, 2016 near Pacolet, SC
View of Fairforest Creek from north side of Southside Loop trail.
Sep 14, 2015 near Pacolet, SC
Climbing up Russel's Hump
Oct 5, 2017 near Pacolet, SC
Down by the river just off southside loop.
Oct 28, 2017 near Pacolet, SC
Riding down the Southside Loop trail.
Jun 25, 2017 near Roebuck, SC

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