Sesquicentennial State Park, situated in the middle of the Sandhills region, features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas. The parks proximity to downtown Columbia and interstate highways attracts both local residents and travelers. Sesqui, as its affectionately known, is heavily used for family reunions and group campouts. It also features dog park and well-attended interpretive nature programs, as well as a dormitory, meeting facility and ropes course popular for corporate retreats and team-building. Once a drive out to the country but now a green space in the Columbia suburbs, the park was originally built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Evidence of their craftsmanship remains today, including in the distinctive white stone blocks that mark the front gate.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Nice singletrack trail, light (if any) traffic, some sandy parts but easily manageable. Good, moderate, multi-style course. Perfect for speed, and technical work at low risk.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Great trail near my home. Sandy, mostly double track, moderate dog/walking traffic. Good speed trail.

hiking
1 month ago

great trail, but there was a detour. The original trail does not have any markings and that could be confusing.

walking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great for kids or someone who doesn't want a challenge.

Not fond of the fact that they paved a trail through the woods but it was relaxing hike

amazing

walking
8 months ago

Was a nice walk on a beautiful day. Flat terrain, lots of dogs and joggers. A good route to get out and get some fresh air.

hiking
9 months ago