Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

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.

2 months ago

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

mountain biking
4 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!

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

7 months ago

Nice long walk. Enjoy teh quiet in the big city

9 months ago

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

mountain biking
10 months ago

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

mountain biking
11 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
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.

mountain biking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

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...

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
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nice paved, safe, and almost a 4 mile jog but can get boring. No pets allowed and no bikes.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nice trail for beginners. Straight shot. Not great for bikers. A lot of road noise. Pretty scenery!!! Will definitely do it again.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Monday, November 28, 2016

Pros: Lake and city skyline views. Stunning sunsets.
Cons: Heavy loud highway noise on full route. Possible risk of being hit by road debris. No shade or benches. Limited parking.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Was a nice walk on a beautiful day. Flat terrain, lots of dogs and joggers. A good route to get out and get some fresh air.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Flat but pretty walk. All concrete footpath. Enjoyed sunrise but would imagine sunset is better.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

great place to enjoy a sunset, bike, run, or longboard along the damn.

trail running
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Good run. Keep on the blue arrows.

Monday, April 18, 2016

geocaches galore!

Monday, April 18, 2016

good for a day out and plenty of geocaches. other than that...meh

Sunday, December 27, 2015


trail running
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Really enjoyed my run along the dam! Beautiful with the sun shining off the lake!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

A wonderful place for running, walking, or cycling. Very popular around town, but seldom crowded. Check it out on a pleasant sunny day or at sunset.

on Lake Murray Trail

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I run here several times a week. Sunsets are a thing to behold!

on Eagle Trail

Monday, January 28, 2013

Not long, but a good family hike. We took the time to read and identify the differences in many trees. The open spaces surprised us, but at the same time make us want to go back in warmer weather to bring a few friends and throw a ball around.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 18, 2012

Did this trail years ago...I remember lots of sand and lots of heat. It was summer time and like a desert. Simply dont recommend. One small downhill which was the highlight until your rims get buried in sand.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Great trail for walking, biking, running. Good place to be outdoors in the woods for a little while and not leave town.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 29, 2012

Good trail, not too difficult. As mentioned, alot of straw and even more sand. The mountain bike trail single track isn't really that tight so with the exception of acouple downhill sections through some draws. Nice area, 2$ entrance fee per persona and defiantly alot of sites set up for other family outdoor recreations. Cool outings with the kids and trail runs is what I would use this site for. Mountain biking needs to be expanded here otherwise i'll be hitting harbison state forest for that.

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