Firebreak Trail

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Firebreak Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 255 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips







10 days ago

Easy, flat trail. Several picnic pavilions and restrooms along the way

paddle sports
2 months ago

saluda river kayaking

3 months ago

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

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!

mountain biking
7 months ago

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

9 months ago

Very easy walk that loops back around to the parking lot

10 months ago

Nice and easy walk. Bring $5 for parking.

11 months ago

I enjoyed this hike and will do it again. Took about 2 hours taking our time. There are a few benches along the way to stop for a break if needed. Everything was well marked.

11 months ago

Well maintained trail through beautiful trees and flora. Trail is well marked.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Beautiful, shaded hike. Be careful to read signage appropriately! There are many connector trails to this trail- so heads up! But over all it was a wonderful experience!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Nice trail. Not much for sights but the pine forest is nice. Easy and calm for my walk with my dog

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Not a bad little trail

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Easy hike not much to see but the great outdoors

Friday, April 27, 2018

Very well marked! Some areas of washout as it had rained the previous day. The creek also was difficult to pass. Overall, very nice trail but wouldn’t recommend kids under 10 or so as it is a longer route. Definitely will hike again!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Took my baby out on this trail today in his child carrier pack, we had a blast! It took me about 2 hours to go the loop. There are a few rocky parts and one area where you have to step over a small wet weather stream on rocks. The beginning of the hike is nice and closed with trees and undergrowth all around, but the East part of the trail really opens up nicely.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

A decent hilly hike through a forest. Some of the trail junctions can be a little confusing, but the forest service has an app you can use to track your location on the trails, and cell service was good throughout the hike. This is an actual firebreak trail, so there are burn areas throughout, and very little fauna, but it's still a pleasant forest hike.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Real nice trail. Well-marked all the way through.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nice trail.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Great introduction to the trails of Harbison State Forest. Easy parking, just be sure to have $5 in cash for the day parking permit. An annual pass is only $25 for this amazing park in Columbia, SC.

mountain biking
Monday, June 26, 2017

rode part of this trail until it conected to the stewardship trail (believe that was the name). nice wide trails.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

great trail

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easy beginner trail.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Good all around hike. Saw very few other people. A little muddy in areas and we had to cross a shallow stream at one point (it had just rained recently) but overall easy hike and well marked.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

My first dedicated hike and I had a great time. I would rate this trail a little more than easy, closer to moderate.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Perfect Christmas Day hike before dinner!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nice hike! Easy to follow! Lots of bikers though.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

This was our first time to Harbison State Forest and it was a pleasant experience. This trail is nice and easy. There is some hilly terrain and there are some areas where there are a lot of areas that had a lot of rocks so if you're walking make sure you're wearing good shoes! The trails are very clearly marked which was great. There are a lot of bikers on these trails but everyone we met was super friendly. Would definitely do this trail again and I can't wait to do the rest of the trails in the forest!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Nice fast trail. I hiked it with my dog.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Great trail ,do not suggest running it fast the unseen rocks and roots can be a problem if tired

Monday, September 26, 2016

Well marked, no vistas, $5 to use

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