Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

The big dock that's in a picture here does not exist, unless I missed a wormhole. Lots of deer. Nice and quiet (still hear interstate). Convenient

Easy hike not much to see but the great outdoors

mountain biking
26 days ago

Great mtb trail. Will definitely come back for more fun. I certainly wouldn’t consider it to be the hardest for cycling or hiking. Rigid or hardtail welcome on this single track.

hiking
28 days ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

The bridge that was destroyed during the flooding in 2015 has been replaced. Nice easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

A great place to ride...when you come out of the woods, turn around and go the opposite way, its a whole different trail! Great workout on your mountain bike, and there is another trail on the bluff that runs along two knotch road. The bigger the tires the better as there is a lot of sand that is deep in some places. Add the 3 mile double track as a warm up and cool down and you can easily ride 12 plus miles. When you cant ride at Harbison due to rain...go check out Sesqui!

3 months ago

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

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
5 months ago

Nice long walk. Enjoy teh quiet in the big city

Nice trail.

walking
8 months ago

My favorite place to walk!

hiking
8 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
8 months ago

fairly well marked....tough terrain for first-time mountain biker

mountain biking
10 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
10 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
10 months ago

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

mountain biking
11 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
11 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.

Great trail, worked perfect for a nice family hike.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

great trail, but there was a detour. The original trail does not have any markings and that could be confusing.

trail running
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Great trail. Not too technical but long (for me). Great 1st 15K PB

walking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

great trail

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easy beginner trail.

hiking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Great for kids or someone who doesn't want a challenge.

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