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Harbison State Forest

5500 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-3543
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Nice Variety of Trails in Columbia Area

When I lived in the Columbia area, I enjoyed visiting Harbison regularly for walks or trail runs... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Marcia W
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Nice area for bikes and jogging

Harbison State Forest is a slightly hilly pine forest sitting beside the Broad River. As a jogger... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Ga2r75
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Chapin, South Carolina
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Over 20 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails from beginners to expert. Trails are very well maintained.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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“mountain biking” (10 reviews)
“broad river” (15 reviews)
“trail system” (6 reviews)
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5500 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-3543
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

When I lived in the Columbia area, I enjoyed visiting Harbison regularly for walks or trail runs. As others have said, there are a variety of trail lengths for multiple use... walking, running and some for biking. Trails are in good shape and well marked...More

Thank Marcia W
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Harbison State Forest is a slightly hilly pine forest sitting beside the Broad River. As a jogger, I use it quite frequently when I get bored running through neighborhoods and/or paved trails. The trail system in the park is "natural," but well marked and maintained....More

Thank Ga2r75
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Reviewed March 1, 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
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Reviewed February 10, 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

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Reviewed February 9, 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
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Reviewed December 28, 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
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Reviewed November 15, 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
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Reviewed November 3, 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
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Reviewed October 15, 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
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Reviewed July 31, 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
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ZeldaMcSC
July 31, 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.
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Andrea H
August 17, 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
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