Saluda Shoals Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

paved

river

views

wildlife

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

hiking
4 days ago

Trail was totally washed out. Not the park’s fault. Normally a lot more enjoyable.

hiking
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muddy
5 months ago

Beautiful day, so the trails were pretty busy. Trails a tiny bit muddy. River level was high and flowing quickly. Very easy, and appropriate for all skill levels. Did a mixture of green, blue and yellow trails with a brief stopover at the tennis courts/new playground.

hiking
7 months ago

Much of the side trails were closed due to electrical wires and construction. The trails that were open offered a rather flat and linear trail that only stayed close to the adjacent river for a short period of time. Nice dog park, not too many people, which was nice.

hiking
8 months ago

nicely paved trail along the river with lots of shade. They also rent kayaks, tubes, and boats. Really enjoyed the park.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months 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.

Mon Dec 17 2018

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

walking
Thu Sep 27 2018

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
Mon Sep 24 2018

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
Thu Sep 06 2018

Beautiful trail and well shaded

mountain biking
Sat Aug 25 2018

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.

walking
Sat Sep 16 2017

My favorite place to walk!

Sun Dec 18 2016

easy for a stroller, very clean, well marked

road biking
Fri Jul 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

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