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Harbison State Forest

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Address: 5500 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-3543
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Over 20 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails from beginners to...

Over 20 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails from beginners to expert. Trails are very well maintained.

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Nice and Peaceful

This is a wonderful peaceful park. Great for hiking or biking. It's a nice place for serenity and tranquility. You would never guess it's in the middle of the city. It makes you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2015
Rhonda H
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Abbeville, South Carolina
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Abbeville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful peaceful park. Great for hiking or biking. It's a nice place for serenity and tranquility. You would never guess it's in the middle of the city. It makes you want to think about camping and getting back to nature. Bohemian moments of peace.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Close in gem. Great trails through old forest. Some trails lead to the Broad River. Beautiful getaway close to the city. Ample parking near Broad River Road. We've hiked and biked in Harbison Forest for years. Great place for kids to enjoy the outdoors. Remember to take water and snacks.

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Thank Larry M
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

There is not a lot of scenery, but the trail is great for exercise. Many different trails to hit for hiking, biking, or running. Always people on the trails. Get a map!

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Thank Jeremiah D
Columbia, South Carolina
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269 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Tons of trails for hikers and bikers of all skills levels. It's a great outdoor getaway if you don't feel like taking the long drive to the mountains. It's bigger than it seems, so you won't feel over-crowded. Also has a couple access points to the Broad River. You can literally spend an hour here , or all day if... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

excellent well marked walking trails. informative signage to guide you down the right trail for your walking style and skill level bring your water and have fun!

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

If your in the area do not miss the park. I was just driving by and decided to stop, I am very glad I did. Take the time and get some pictures of the family and you will return for years to come.

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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

My wife and sons came to Columbia SC to visit our daughter and son in law. After 4 days at the beach (Edisto), we took the dogs up to Harbison State Forest. A lot like back home in Western Pennsylvania, they have a great trail system at Harbison. The $5.00 fee per car for visitation was very modest for the... More 

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Thank Steve P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Harbison State Forest is an ideal place for off trail running. It is also one of the mountain biking areas around Columbia. One piece of advice is to pay attention to the map of trails. It is very easy to get off on the wrong trail as many of them branch or cross over one another. Once familiar with the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Harbison has some wonderful hiking and running trails, but we especially enjoy mountain biking! They have some great trails for all levels, but watch out for where you end up! You need to be careful to stay on the right trail and it can be a bit confusing!

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

What a relaxing and enjoyable place for mountain biking or walking your dog. I love coming here whether I'm alone or walking with a friend. Lovely

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