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Spartanburg Running Spots
 Here are some popular running spots around Spartanburg
MBF Rail Trail       Cottonwood       Croft
 Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail
This is an asphalt rail trail starting near the Pine Street YMCA in downtown Spartanburg.  It's a flat 1.9 mile long path with just a few road crossings that is great for kids and beginning runners.  From the Rail Trail, you can also easily connect to the Converse Heights neighborhood or Duncan Park.  More information

 Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve (Cottonwood Trail)
This is a natural surface (dirt/sand) trail along Lawson's Fork Creek.  It begins near Spartanburg High School and has several different trails for many distance options.  These trails are quite scenic and great for avoiding the pounding of roads or sidewalks.  Be aware, trails can be quite muddy after heavy rains.  More Information

 Croft State Natural Area
This State Park has many miles of soft surface trails which are great for long runs.  There are a variety of trails including wide horse trails and narrow, single-track hiking and mountain bike trails.  Keep an eye out for horses on the main trails, and mountain bikers on the Southside Trails across the river.  Also, the horse trails can be very muddy after it rains.  There is $2 fee to enter the park.  More Information