Explore the most popular trails in Saluda Shoal Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed the trail. Started the the bridge near the team building facilities and got 3.14 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty trail on the Saluda River that many people not in NW Cola are unaware of, unless you come to see the light show in December. Really nice paved and unpaved trail from the Upper to Lower boat ramp. Will see a variety of wildlife including birds, squirrels, snakes, turtles, birds of prey and maybe a deer or bobcat (depending on the time you hike). Park facilities are also great and staff are very amenable to your needs and questions. Have hiked this trail many times with family and friends. Definitely a stop if you're going through Columbia.

walking
6 months ago

Very nice flat paved place to walk. No dogs or bikes allowed which is a good thing for this area. The lake is beautiful to see when your walking.not very much parking.

6 months ago

Decent view but very close to rushing traffic and it’s smell. Not ideal for clear days when it’s crowded.

Awesome scenery and great access points to Saluda River for flyfishing!

Love the view! Very flat concrete path across the dam. Of course, I found the one piece of broken concrete when I went walking at sundown and came back across in the dark. Twisted my ankle a little. If you park on the Lexington side, it is free and you can make a bathroom stop and rest under one of the covered picnic areas on the Irmo side.

walking
10 months ago

My wife and I are from out of town and needed a trail to get some miles logged. This was a great stop. This is an easy paved trail that is well marked with a canopy. We did the 4.5 mile loop and it gives views and access to the river.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Awesome paved trail for the kidos, that are still on training wheels! Lots of benches along the trail to stop and check out the river. Multiple bathroom facilities, splash pad and park. Would be a good venue for a kids birthday party with the grill and table set ups.

road biking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail and well shaded

mountain biking
11 months ago

Pretty great place to get some miles in on your bike. Lots of walkers on paved trail so stay alert if riding bike. Like the small off the paved paths trail to ride through.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Nice, easy walk with a great view of Lake Murray, the dam and the Columbia skyline.

walking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

My favorite place to walk!

trail running
Friday, June 09, 2017

Extremely short run but if you keep going along the road there are some mean hills. Don't underestimate the heat and humidity during the summer. I made that mistake yesterday...

trail running
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nice paved, safe, and almost a 4 mile jog but can get boring. No pets allowed and no bikes.

walking
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nice trail for beginners. Straight shot. Not great for bikers. A lot of road noise. Pretty scenery!!! Will definitely do it again.

on Saluda Shoals Trail

Sunday, December 18, 2016

easy for a stroller, very clean, well marked

walking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Pros: Lake and city skyline views. Stunning sunsets. Cons: Heavy loud highway noise on full route. Possible risk of being hit by road debris. No shade or benches. Limited parking.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pros: Scenic Saluda River. Great for walking, jogging or biking. Little to no grade. Paved. Cons: Short distance if biking. Dogs allowed on trail.

walking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Flat but pretty walk. All concrete footpath. Enjoyed sunrise but would imagine sunset is better.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

great place to enjoy a sunset, bike, run, or longboard along the damn.

road biking
Friday, July 29, 2016

Best shady paved trail around. Plenty of benches to pull off and admire the frosty current Expansion of park under way fall 2016 expected completion. Good for any ages or health levels Off road trails available

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Nice

trail running
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Really enjoyed my run along the dam! Beautiful with the sun shining off the lake!

walking
Saturday, February 07, 2015

A wonderful place for running, walking, or cycling. Very popular around town, but seldom crowded. Check it out on a pleasant sunny day or at sunset.

on Lake Murray Trail

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I run here several times a week. Sunsets are a thing to behold!

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