Looking for a great trail in Harbison State Forest, South Carolina? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Harbison State Forest ranging from 3.2 to 9.5 miles and from 190 to 334 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
15 days ago

Not a bad trail for our first hike in SC. There is a bit of openness due to clearing of some likely disease-riddled trees, but you get a nice whooshing from the wind among the canopy formed by the trees that remain.

hiking
bugs
18 days ago

this is a nice connector trail. stayed on Spider Woman 2 by the river and kept going along the river instead of going back up to the regular SW2. beautiful, relaxing spots. nice and easy before meeting Midlands Mountain and heading back up for the parking area. only issue is spiders along this connector. kept my walking pole up like a sword and wound up with 2 or 3 spiders on the pole. MUCH better than in my face, though.

great beginner trail that challenges.. small hills.. lots of shade.. different types of terrain.. could be slightly better marked.. but made it ok because I had my phone with this app. would recommend this trail to log some miles

hiking
1 month ago

It’s hot! Bring a suit and take a dip in the river!

Mostly flat wooded trail in Harbison state forest. If recent rains, watchout for some muddy spots! Took about an hour an forty minutes, not really walking at a fast pace. Definitely doable and if the kids can be in it for almost 4 miles, definitely doable for them as well.

paddle sports
1 month ago

saluda river kayaking

Me and my fiancé went and did most of the trail in a few hours, the trail was very muddy but nothing we couldn’t handle (it had been raining for like 3 days). Not very strenuous at all. Very well marked and well kept; the only gripe I have is, well took a side trail and we ended in this section that had been completely logged; in talking no trees at all and you could see where the trail was supposed to follow through this section but the markers had been knocked down and the trail cut off.

Great trail. Took us about 2 hours from car door to car door with a 7 and 5 year old. Loads to see.

on Crooked Pine Trail

hiking
2 months ago

They should rename this trail “the trail of human destruction”. For more than half the trail, one side of the forest is completely logged and torn down. We went out to be in wilderness but instead had to spend the majority of this trail walking along a giant freshly-cleared-out area. Do not take this trail, it’s depressing and not beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent little loop with some views along the broad. Trail could be marked a little better. Some light ups and downs but nothing to strenuous here. Nice way to spend an afternoon with my four-legged sidekick.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
private property
washed out
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

added in section between Spider woman and Midlands Mountain. came upon a group of butterflies, possibly monarchs, at a beach area. There was a turtle there as well. This section comes out on MM. I turn right and head up, keeping towards the right. I take the shortcut (old forestry path) to the crossroads of MM and Spider woman. Then I headed back on SW. MM parking was full, so I added in the Stewardship parking path as well that connects back to base of MM. Overall good time.

hiking
4 months ago

This is my favorite trail so far, it could be better marked though especially towards the end. I am always thankful for this app to help guide me whenever needed. Love stopping by the river to take a break, its such a beautiful view and incredibly peaceful. I did use my hiking poles which was helpful on some of the terrain. Looking forward to going back!

hiking
5 months ago

Trails soaked so checked out the roads. Almost 10 miles if you do them all!

hiking
5 months ago

Trails closed so walked the road. Easy 7.5 miles on a pretty day. The road is not so pleasant on hot or very dry days due to exposure and dust from the road, however.

lots of fun! spend a few hrs out here. I can't wait to go back!

hiking
5 months ago

Took my teenage daughters and our dog on this trail. Was a good short trail for a chilly afternoon.

Great trail. Easy to string together multiple trails to get miles. Check out one of my recordings to make a 16 mile circuit. Can be muddy depending on how much rain we’ve had so be ready to get a bit wet.

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

A bit muddy but to be expected. Nice trail with lots of twists and turns. If you take it a bit further to the Broad River Outlook it lengthens it to 6.2 and is worth the extra hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Walked from parking to river which was nice. Trail won't comfortablely allow two wide - have to walk the edge...it is forested and open. Saw one deer comfortablely away, probably too many bikes coming through. Will probably cone Shaun and do the whole loop.

backpacking
muddy
6 months ago

Nice moderate trail through woods with multiple areas to stop and grab a snack or water. Harbison Bluffs a little underwhelming but easily accessible. Trail sufficiently marked.

mountain biking
muddy
7 months ago

very muddy from all the rain but still a nice loop for a family ride.

8 months ago

Very easy walk that loops back around to the parking lot

A nice gentle stroll. Just peace and quiet with shade but beautful with fall foliage.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice and easy walk. Bring $5 for parking.

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