Explore the most popular views 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.

Great mountain bike trail for me the wife and 2 kids 13 and 14. Very sandy but fun. Did apply the bug spray and had no problems. GPS clocked 6 miles. Restrooms also not too far away. Even in 95 deg sun.(shady trail) Two thumbs up.

pretty flat but could be a nice running trail

hiking
1 month ago

Love the many changes in elevation, and it was a great workout!

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad outing. May have been better if my wife and I biked the trail. We didn’t bring our helmets and were told it was required for the rocky trail (and it sure is rocky!) The Park Ranger was kind and helpful at the office building and explained the app on your phone you could use for a map. We just used our all trails app but they don’t do paper maps. It’s good to have the map bc there are a lot of side trails that can get you confused (including the Spider Woman extended trail that loops in the middle for less than a mile).

The river was pretty but not as visible because of a lot of vegetation but you can definitely see the Broad River about half way through it. There are a lot of rocky up and down hills but not too bad. My wife and I GPS logged about 4.45 miles total when we accidentally went down the middle loop (which ends back onto the original path later on).

Enjoying the scenery and a few water stops it took us just under 2 hours. Saw a lot of white tail deer, lizards, and squirrels.

Next time I’ll bike it!

hiking
2 months ago

Combined the perimeter loop with the lake loop and a little extra on the end to make a 7 mile loop. Plenty of opportunity to change things up almost every time you come out here. Great trail to walk/run/bike.

mountain biking
2 months ago

One of the best local trails I’ve come across. Be sure to explore the “treacherous” bluffs and learn to conquer the rock garden both downhill and and on the ascent!!

Mountain bike trail also makes a great hiking trail. Several variations on getting to and from the actual bike trail makes this a fun and available hike. Most recent trip was 9.5 miles starting at one of the remote access points to the park.

mountain biking
3 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.

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.

mountain biking
5 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!

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail with lots of elevation changes and pretty views. We went in January so all the leaves made some of the up and downs a bit slippery, so wear shoes with good traction. The trail connects back to the Midland trail in two different spots so pay attention to your direction or your 3 mile hike will become 7 miles if you go the wrong way getting back on the midlands...go right to exit...go left to hike more.

hiking
7 months ago

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

It's jsut as fun to walk this trail as it is to ride it.

trail running
9 months ago

challenging trail to run.

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

10 months ago

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

walking
11 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.

mountain biking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

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
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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
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
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.

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.

trail running
Friday, June 09, 2017

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

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Great trail, worked perfect for a nice family hike.

hiking
Friday, May 19, 2017

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!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

needs better signs!

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