Spider Woman II Trail

HARD 45 reviews
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Spider Woman II Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Irmo, South Carolina that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. 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
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

A spur trail off of Midlands Mountain Trail, this trail incorporates views of the Broad River, moderate elevation changes, and a natural rock garden.

hiking
29 days ago

Awesome trail not at all a flat stroll. Being able to get in the river was the best part!

trail running
2 months ago

challenging trail to run.

2 months ago

love the terrain for a great workout in about an hour!

hiking
5 months ago

Great, and surprisingly so for being in the middle of Columbia. everything was pretty well marked and there are some really cool sights along the way. I feel that this was more moderate than hard, though.

hiking
5 months ago

This is real outdoors right in the city! I have done this hike with my 12, 8, 4, and infant. It isn't too hard, but is challenging enough to entertain the kids. There is also a little spot on the river to stop midpoint.

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked May 2017. You have to take a small side trail (well trafficked obviously by the smooth dirt and lack of vegetation growing on the path!) to get to the river access. Side trail branches off an intersection where the trail is marked with a laminated sign tacked to a tree. Loved this trail. River access was beautiful and serene. Besides the river access it is a cool trail going through the forest, some ups and downs but nothing too strenuous. Spider Woman II is actually only a 2.2 miles loop but you have to take the Midlands Mountain Trail from the parking lot to get access to the Spider Woman II trail so that is what brings the hike total to 3 miles. Would definitely recommend!

8 months ago

needs better signs!

9 months ago

We tried to do this one in April on a Friday and the gates back to it were closed, said they are only open to the back Saturdays and Sundays so make sure you check. You can get back there but it is about a 1.5 road walk to the beginning of the trail head. We did a different one instead but will go back to do this one. We liked the area.

mountain biking
Friday, December 16, 2016

It's great every time.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Saw plenty of deer and only 2 mountain bikers!

trail running
Monday, November 21, 2016

My wife and I love hiking in the Mountains but live here in Columbia. This trail is our favorite trainer. Whether we are hiking with weight or trail running, we always get a good challenge out of this one. It has a number of elevation drops and gains, and while none of them are prolonged the trail does build good up and downhill muscles. It's pretty, and away from all sounds of town except the occasional clatter from downriver. A good way to tack on extra (easier) mileage is to combine it with the Midlands Mountain trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

this was a challenging hike. we missed the turn to remain on the trail after the river so we went a little ways in the wrong direction but saw several interesting things because of it.

next time we will bring river shoes so we can enjoy the river more.

hiking
Friday, March 04, 2016

My favorite trail in HSF to hike or bike! Love the undulating nature of the trail; the hardwood forest and creek; the trailside views of the Broad River; and the boulders and rock garden.

hiking
Monday, January 25, 2016

I would say the trail is very appropriately ranked as hard but the only thing that I found confusing since the original train had to be cut off and rerouted that there are not good defining markers and the trees that go through the paths that are down are a bit of a struggle especially if you are going to bike the trail. Other than that make sure you wear some water proof boots and have a good amount of water even a light trail snack.

hiking
Friday, October 03, 2014

Best in the Harbison State Forest!

This is a moderately challenging trail, with the reward of great views of the Broad River. The trail itself is well maintained and high traveled, but don't expect to rely on trail markings.

hiking
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Nice trail to hike. It was part of a trail race with numerous nice runners today. Good views of the Broad River and plenty of tree roots to keep watch for. Putty root and Ginger root abundant. There was also a tree blocking the trail. Looked like most folks ducked under it a few steps away from the path.

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