Spider Woman II Trail

HARD 10 reviews
#3 of 8 trails in

Spider Woman II Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, SC that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles 376 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

A spur trail off of Midlands Mountain Trail, this trail incorporates views of the Broad River, moderate elevation changes, a natural rock garden, and is rated as difficult.

trail running
16 days ago

My wife and I love hiking in the Mountains but live here in Columbia. This trail is our favorite trainer. Whether we are hiking with weight or trail running, we always get a good challenge out of this one. It has a number of elevation drops and gains, and while none of them are prolonged the trail does build good up and downhill muscles. It's pretty, and away from all sounds of town except the occasional clatter from downriver. A good way to tack on extra (easier) mileage is to combine it with the Midlands Mountain trail.

23 days ago

2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

this was a challenging hike. we missed the turn to remain on the trail after the river so we went a little ways in the wrong direction but saw several interesting things because of it.

next time we will bring river shoes so we can enjoy the river more.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

My favorite trail in HSF to hike or bike! Love the undulating nature of the trail; the hardwood forest and creek; the trailside views of the Broad River; and the boulders and rock garden.

hiking
10 months ago

I would say the trail is very appropriately ranked as hard but the only thing that I found confusing since the original train had to be cut off and rerouted that there are not good defining markers and the trees that go through the paths that are down are a bit of a struggle especially if you are going to bike the trail. Other than that make sure you wear some water proof boots and have a good amount of water even a light trail snack.

10 months ago

hiking
2 years ago

Best in the Harbison State Forest!

This is a moderately challenging trail, with the reward of great views of the Broad River. The trail itself is well maintained and high traveled, but don't expect to rely on trail markings.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice trail to hike. It was part of a trail race with numerous nice runners today. Good views of the Broad River and plenty of tree roots to keep watch for. Putty root and Ginger root abundant. There was also a tree blocking the trail. Looked like most folks ducked under it a few steps away from the path.