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.

the trail has been redone and it makes it very friendly for families and dogs. Great stroll around the lake.

It's jsut as fun to walk this trail as it is to ride it.

Lots of wildlife around this trail

1 month ago

Nice long walk. Enjoy teh quiet in the big city

mountain biking
4 months ago

fairly well marked....tough terrain for first-time mountain biker

mountain biking
6 months ago

The MTB trail at Sesqui is a Jeckyl and Hyde monster. Go out slow, maybe for fun or with the family, and it will probably seem pretty basic. Most of the trail is fairly wide, it is well marked, and the greatest technical features will be rooty/waterstepped climbs or rooty short descents with the greatest drop/ledge being about a 29" wheel height. The surface is sand so it's a fantastic place to ride when the other local trails are too wet. It drains quickly and really firms up when wet. If it's been dry then expect many areas of deep loose sand. This is where I believe the Hyde monster comes in. The trails technicality comes from the sand and going out fast. IMO if Sesqui doesn't seem exciting enough then you need to go faster. This is an excellent trail to test cornering ability and holding speed on an unsure surface. Practice, practice and it will get faster and faster. Lose your focus on cornering and it will let you know quick with a washout.

mountain biking
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

9 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

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Monday, October 10, 2016

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.

trail running
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Good run. Keep on the blue arrows.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nice trail, take my puppy there for a run once a week. has two spots for water for yourself and your pet.

Monday, April 18, 2016

geocaches galore!

Monday, April 18, 2016

good for a day out and plenty of geocaches. other than that...meh

Monday, April 18, 2016

We bring the dogs here at least once a week and do the loop twice. sometimes we'll take the perimeter trail for some extra steps.

Monday, September 21, 2015

It's an easy hike around one lake and two ponds. Good place to teach your kids about native plants and wildlife since there are markers and signs. You probably should use insect repellant.

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