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

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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

hiking
1 month ago

Nice long walk. Enjoy teh quiet in the big city

Nice trail.

Nice, easy walk with a great view of Lake Murray, the dam and the Columbia skyline.

walking
4 months ago

My favorite place to walk!

Did this trail with my little brother and friend. We didn't know where to go so we ended up walking this one, and two other trails. I would do it again.

hiking
4 months ago

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
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
6 months ago

was a bit boring for me at times, would be great for beginners. recommend going counterclockwise, but it seems like the trail can be ridden both ways. nice wide trails, well maintained and marked. grab a map at one of the stands, it will help you in the long run. i feel like the trail could use some more berms and maybe a small jump going off of one on the roots.

mountain biking
6 months ago

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

mountain biking
6 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
6 months ago

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

More like "Get lost trail". Hardly any trail markers combined with constant split offs and cross paths makes it easy to get lost.

trail running
7 months ago

Extremely short run but if you keep going along the road there are some mean hills. Don't underestimate the heat and humidity during the summer. I made that mistake yesterday...

nice trail easy to spot mt bikes and get off the path to let them pass through

Great trail, worked perfect for a nice family hike.

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