About the Croft Passage

Upstate



Difficulty

Moderate

Length

12.6
Miles

Activities

Croft Passage is a roller coaster for hikers, cyclists, and equestrians (watch signs for designated areas) through historic Croft State Park. Near the southern trailhead, the 65-foot “Advance America” Bridge—the longest trail bridge in a state park—crosses Fairforest Creek. In the 1700s, the nearby shoals supported a hub of mills, trading, and political activity, including the area’s first governmental organization, the Spartan Militia District. The northern trailhead marks the site of a Revolutionary militia victory at the First Battle of Cedar Springs in 1780. The park is best known as Camp Croft, a World War II Army training center. A ¾-mile hike on a blue-blazed trail spur leads to Whitestone Springs, site of a 1902 resort hotel. Croft Passage connects Hub City and Glenn Springs Passages.

Yellow blazes
Trail signs
No motor vehicles on off-road sections

Admission fee into Croft State Park

Directions

From I-85: Take exit 78 toward downtown Spartanburg. Turn onto US Hwy 221 for about 4.5 miles. Turn left onto US Hwy 176 east to Country Club Road (about 5 miles). Turn right on Country Club Road. Turn left at the traffic light (SC Hwy 56). Stay on Hwy 56 about 3.2 miles and turn left onto Dairy Ridge Road. Follow signs.

 

From I-26 eastbound: Take exit 22 toward downtown Spartanburg. Drive east on SC Hwy 296 for approximately 1 mile, turn right onto SC Hwy 295 (Southport Road) about 6 miles to the intersection with SC Hwy 56. Turn right onto Hwy 56 for about 3 miles. Turn left onto Dairy Ridge Road and follow signs.

 

From I-26 westbound: Take exit 52 (north away from Clinton) onto SC Hwy 56. Drive north toward Spartanburg for about 30 miles. Turn right onto Dairy Ridge Road and follow signs.



Camping

Park campground, reservations advised, fee.



Additional Information

Croft State Park, 450 Croft State Park Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302, ph (864) 585-1283, www.southcarolinaparks.com or email: croft@scprt.com.



Croft Passage Share Owners

Cathryn Crawford
Bouche Fleming
Lisa Fleming
Mike Roberts
Mary Helen & Greg Wade

South Carolina Society Children of the American Revolution