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Harbison State Forest

5500 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-3543
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Beautiful trails!

We love this park! It is a BIT harder to navigate than some others, so that is why it got only 4... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Michel D A
Excellent hiking close to the city

Harbison State Forest is a natural oasis just outside of Irmo and Columbia. The hiking trails are... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
SCC1992
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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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 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
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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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Reviewed 27 June 2016

excellent technical single track for cyclists and runners. lots of switchbacks and shade. love to go here with my daughter and get away from it all while being so close to shopping and food options in NW Cola

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

When you pull into the forest there is a parking lot on the left and you will need to fill out the form and deposit your fee int he box, place it tag in your car. If the forest is open you can actually drive...More

Thank apalyok2015
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The river carved this area into hills and bluffs. Great for hiking and it has varied plant life for the midlands. If you hike or run there, be alert for mountain bikers...frequently they do not call out to warn you they are coming.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Harbison State Forest has awesome trails - several different ones which are color coded. There is trail guide at the parking lot. There is a $5 fee to park (or $25 for an annual pass). Be sure to have correct change as there is a...More

Thank Vicki802
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

I specifically chose the Midland trail because on the map it seemed to go right by the river - But the river was far enough away with enough forest between the path and the water we could see nothing. Even the Bluff Overlook didn't show...More

Thank adventuresome4
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Haven't had the opportunity to explore all the trails, but the ones I have been on have been clean and nicely kept!

Thank Kitner D
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

It always feels like such an unexpected get away place. It's close in to so much and yet you feel like you've escaped once you start your peaceful walk (or bike ride or jog; whatever you choose).

Thank Nylrad56
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

I had a great paddle at Harbison. However, there are a few steps to get there: 1. There is a $5 fee to get into Harbison. Have correct change (envelope drop). 2. You must file a float plan with park office to get combination to...More

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ZeldaMcSC
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.
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Andrea H
17 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
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