Explore the most popular forest 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.

Easy hike not much to see but the great outdoors

mountain biking
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

Pretty easy trail. There are a lot of people riding bikes here more than anything, but hiking it I can see why. Definitely great gradual elevation changes, and a great way to start out.

hiking
3 months 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
3 months 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.

4 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Nice long walk. Enjoy teh quiet in the big city

Nice trail.

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
10 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
Monday, June 26, 2017

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
Monday, June 26, 2017

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

mountain biking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

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

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fun trail, beautiful scenery and visible markers.

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.

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.

backpacking
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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trail was very enjoyable. Nice and wide for the most of it. Well maintained. $5 parking fee for the park.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

❤️this trail! Can't wait to explore more trails at the park!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

amazing

Monday, December 26, 2016

Perfect Christmas Day hike before dinner!!

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

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

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