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Harbison State Forest

5500 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-3543
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Great place to hike/Ride especially in the hot summer where it stays a bit cooler

Love hiking here in nature. Cooler in the summer and can really get your heart going if you keep... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Columbia, SC
Pretty Decent Park

Good trail system. The local SORBA group has really done a great job with keeping up the... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
West Columbia, South Carolina
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Over 20 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails from beginners to expert. Trails are very well maintained.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“mountain biking” (10 reviews)
“broad river” (14 reviews)
“trail system” (6 reviews)
5500 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-3543
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Love hiking here in nature. Cooler in the summer and can really get your heart going if you keep up the pace. Only wish it would open before 9AM

Thank SoccerDad_11
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Good trail system. The local SORBA group has really done a great job with keeping up the maintenance. There are loops for beginners Firebreak trail. The more advanced is the Spiderwoman II with a inner loop. The Bluff section overlooks the Broad River and you...More

Thank Jolleymi800
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Good trail system for cranking out the miles. The local SORBA chapter has breathed life back into the maintenance of the system. There are loops for beginners (Firebreak) all the way to advanced riders (Spiderwoman II including the inner loop). The Bluff section overlooks the...More

Thank Tall_Traveler_SC
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place is great for taking the dogs or the bikes. It is a simple set of woodland trails that are pretty easy to trek. There are few hills or difficult sections. This is probably not a great place to take kids unless they entertain...More

Thank Jordan K
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a nice local forest with well established trails I have used for mountain biking or trail running. There are choices of loops one can use from one to three or even 7 miles (down to the river). It is not far from my...More

Thank mack243SouthCarolina
Reviewed 4 November 2016

we spend there about 5 hours , very very nice , i was feel sorry because i didn't take my bicycle with me , terrain is asking for it , no matter if you crazy , off road or family , you will find great...More

Thank Lukasz L
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The MTB and jogging trails are very nice. The hikes are good but nothing remarkable. It's close to the city and that is the biggest attraction.

Thank dla455
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great for long trails, well enough to bike or push a stroller. I did a 4 mile one and it was great. Didn't see any scary wildlife so that was good

Thank Sadie T
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We love this park! It is a BIT harder to navigate than some others, so that is why it got only 4 stars from us. But that hasn't stopped us from going. It has nice hiking type trails that are a bit more rustic, but...More

Thank Michel D A
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Harbison State Forest is a natural oasis just outside of Irmo and Columbia. The hiking trails are numerous and varied, and mountain biking is also permitted.

Thank SCC1992
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31 July 2016|
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Response from apalyok2015 | Reviewed this property |
Same answer as James B, it is a State Forest, not a park. Yes there is a parking fee $5.00 for the day. There is also canoe/kayak landing. check out the info on their website.
Andrea H
18 August 2015|
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Response from vctrkane | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you may encounter bikes. I would suggest you look at a trail map a day of two early and plot your route. The trails intersect but I don't know if you can get that much mileage. Maybe if you include Lost Creek, across... More