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#7 of 42 state parks in South Carolina

Best trails in Sesquicentennial State Park

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

Hours: The hours listed in the Park Info section are extended during Daylight Savings Time. Admission: $6 adults; $3.75 seniors (65+); $3.50 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free. Sesquicentennial State Park, also known as "Sesqui", is located in Columbia in the Sandhills Region. There is a great dog park for pets to run around unleashed. The park is beautiful, green, and very spacious. Once you arrive, you'll forget that you're so close to the busy city of Columbia. For those looking to stay overnight, there are campsites available.

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Map of trails in Sesquicentennial State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1,419 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
(803) 788-2706
Helpful links
Top trails (4)
#1 - Sandhills Hiking Trail
Sesquicentennial State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 51 m
This single-use trail circles the parks 30-acre lake. Hikers will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sandhills as they venture into the forest and through wetlands on boardwalks. Look for fox squirrelShow more
#2 - Loop Road Trail
Sesquicentennial State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Admission: $6 for general admission, and they offer discounts for over 65 and Active SC Guard. The Loop Road Trail at Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia is a part of the other bike and walking tShow more
#3 - Sesqui Mountain Bike Trail
Sesquicentennial State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Fee for park entrance: $5 adults, $3.25 seniors, $3 children, children under 5 are freeShow more
#4 - Jackson Creek Nature Trail
Sesquicentennial State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
A sign marks the trailhead and tree limbs line the trail to guide you through a lowland area and onto a wooded hillside. When you reach the bridge above the waterfall, you can cross and return the wayShow more