In and around the Spartanburg area, you will find an abundance of well-maintained, safe trails suitable for all levels of expertise. From nature walks abundant in plants and wildlife, scenic walks along local waterways, or a gentle stroll through the park, Spartanburg has a walk for everyone.

Click here to register or contact McKenna Sprouse @ (864) 804-4760 or mckenna.sprouse@spartanburgparks.org with any questions.


1/27/17 (Friday)
4th Friday Lunch Hike at Camp Craft
Time: Meet at ranger station and hike around Lake Johnson from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Hike rating: Low key
Fees: $7.00 per person
Directions: 450 Croft State Park RD, Spartanburg, SC 29302
More Info: http://southcarolinaparks.com/croft/introduction.aspx
Other: Bring lunch, water, extra layers, and wear comfortable shoes.

2/11/17 (Saturday)
Crowders Mountain State Park
Approx. 1 hour from USC-Upstate
Time: Meet Crowders SP visitor’s center at 10am, back to USC-Upstate by 4-5p
This is a 5 mile loop hike in Crowder’s Mountain State Park beginning at the visitor’s center. We will ascend the moderate to strenuous Rock Top Trail and enjoy the views before descending on the moderate Crowders Trail.
Fees: $7.00 per person
Directions: 522 Park Office Lane Kings Mountain, NC 28086
More info: http://www.ncparks.gov/crowders-mountain-state-park
Other: Bring lunch, water, extra layers, and wear comfortable shoes.

3/9/17 (Thursday)
Pleasant Ridge Camp
Approx. 1 hour away from USC-Upstate
Time: Meet in the parking lot at 10 am, back to USC-Upstate by 4pm
We will hike a 4.5 mile round trip hike, rated Moderate.
Fees: $7.00 per person
Location: 4232 Highway 11, Marietta, SC 29661
More Info: http://pleasantridgecampandretreatcenter.org/jfa-trail
Other: Bring lunch, snacks, water, extra layers, and wear comfortable shoes.

3/23/17 (Thursday)
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
Approx. 1.5 hours away from USC-Upstate
Time: Meet at the Keowee-Toxaway State Park Visitor’s Center parking area at 10 am, back to USC-Upstate by 4pm.
We will hike the moderate to strenuous 4.4 miles of Raven Rock Trail and if time permits the moderate to strenuous Natural Bridge Nature Trail (1.3 mi).
Fees: $7.00 per person
Directions: From I-85: Take exit 40 onto Hwy 153 toward Easley. Go N on Hwy 153 for 5 mi. Merge onto Calhoun Memorial Hwy/Hwy 123 and drive for 2.5 mi. Hwy 123 becomes Hwy 93/Main St. continue to drive 3 mi. Go onto Hwy 8 and continue for 6 mi. Turn left onto Hwy 183 and then turn right onto Hwy 178 and drive 8.5 mi. Turn left onto Hwy 11 and drive 8.5 mi. Look for park signs.
More Info: http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/keoweetoxaway/introduction.aspx
Other: Bring snacks, lunch, water, extra layers, and wear comfortable shoes.

Hiking & Trails

Barnet Park Trail
248 E. Saint John St.
Spartanburg, SC 29302

BMW Trail Connector and Outdoor Classroom at C.C. Woodson
Access: off of Liberty Street at C.C. Woodson Center
Spartanburg, SC

Boiling Springs Community Park Trail
Access: Double Bridge Road near Boiling Springs Elementary
Boiling Springs, SC 29316

Cottonwood Trail
Access: off of Fernwood Road on Beechwood Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Croft Natural Area Mountain Bike Trail
Access: off Groce Road

Croft Passage of the Palmetto Trail
Access: Dairy Ridge Road off of Hwy. 56

Duncan Park Trail
81 W. Park Dr.
Spartanburg, SC 29203

Glendale Greenway of the Palmetto Trail
Access: 270 Wheeling Circle

Glenn Springs Passage of the Palmetto Trail
Access: Glenn Springs Road (SC150) off of Hwy. 215
Glenn Springs, SC

Hatcher Garden Fitness Routine in Nature Trail
Access: John B. White Sr. Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC

Liberty Trail of the Palmetto Trail
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Mary Wright Greenway
Access: off of Hudson-Barksdale Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Mean Green Trail
Access: Pine Street Elementart on Boyd Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Nature Trail at Croft State Natural Area
40 Croft State Park Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Overmountain Trail

Pacolet Nature Trail
850 Sunny Acres Rd.
Pacolet, SC

PAL-Rent a Bike
226 S. Spring St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Pride Trail
Start: behind 339 Union St. End: behind 2000 S. Pine St.
Spartanburg, SC 29302

River Birch Trail
Access: Sydnor Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Salvation Army Trail
Hayne Street
Spartanburg, SC

SC School for the Deaf and Blind Braille Trail
355 Cedar Springs Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Sparkle Route/ Converse Heights Ride
Start: Otis Boulevard & Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg B-Cycle
Morgan Square & Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail
Spartanburg, SC

Town of Lyman’s River Place Trail
170 Groce Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365

USC Upstate Passage of the Palmetto Trail
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Wadsworth Trail
Start: 501 Willis Rd. End: Hwy. 29
Spartanburg, SC 29301