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Best trails in Columbia

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Looking for a great trail near Columbia, South Carolina? AllTrails has 20 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Congaree National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve or River Front Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 15 easy trails in Columbia ranging from 0.9 to 7.3 miles and from 160 to 449 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Columbia
Top trails (20)
#1 - Firebreak Trail
Harbison State Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Firebreak Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#2 - Firebreak, Stewardship, Midlands Mountain Loop Trail
Harbison State Forest
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
Note: Trails may be closed however some may be accessible from the roads. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#3 - Spiderwoman 2 Loop
Harbison State Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
A spur trail off of Midlands Mountain Trail, this trail incorporates views of the Broad River, moderate elevation changes, and a natural rock garden. NOTE: You cannot get to the entry point by vehicleShow more
#4 - Sandhills Hiking Trail
Sesquicentennial State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 51 m
This single-use trail circles the parks 30-acre lake. Hikers will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Sandhills as they venture into the forest and through wetlands on boardwalks. Look for fox squirrelShow more
#5 - Midlands Mountain Trail to Harbison Bluff
Harbison State Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Midlands Mountain Trail to Harbison Bluff is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, South Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#6 - Columbia Canal and Broad River Via River Trail
River Front Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Please note that partial trail closures have been reported for this trail near Riverfront Park (06/18/2020).Show more
#7 - Columbia Canal Path
River Front Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Columbia Canal Path is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#8 - Loop Road Trail
Sesquicentennial State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
The Loop Road Trail at Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia is a part of the other bike and walking trail system. The Loop Road Trail is well marked and is characterized by a sand/dirt surface. SomShow more
#9 - Saluda Shoals Trail
Saluda Shoal Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Saluda Shoals Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#10 - Lost Creek Trail
Harbison State Forest
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Lost Creek is a single-track mountain biking trail.Show more
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