Lost Creek Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, SC that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Lost Creek is a single-track mountain biking trail.
definitely a bike trail bit offers a good hike. lots of inclines through the forest but zero scenerary other than trees. has a small creek stream but its nothing to look forward too. great for excercise. wouldnt rate it as diffucult if your an avid hiker but could be challenging for the less experience. again ZERO SCENERY
Trail seems geared towards mountain biking, but we had a nice hiking experience. Terrain is easy winding around in a largely pine forest.
Parked at main Harbison lot off Broad River rd. Cost to park is $5 bucks or $24 for a season pass. Also there are no rest rooms, so stop ahead for the bathroom.
From parking lot it's about a mile to trail. We logged approx. 8 miles round trip.
Lost Creek Trail is one of the lesser used trails in Harbison State Forest. It is primarily a mountain biking trail, but offers a good hiking experience. While it is not as technical as Spider Woman II, it's still listed as difficult. I would imagine this is due to the 5.7 mile length of the trail. You can park at the Eagle Trail head parking area and take the Fire Break Trail west to get to Lost Creek.
The trail winds through the forest on the west side of Lost Creek Drive along the Lost Creek. The trail is well defined but not marked. This causes a little confusion in parts. If you are hiking in a clockwise direction you can expect two forks in the trail around the "JJ" distance marker. I suggest you go left at the first fork, then go right at the second fork you come to.