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Harbison State Forest

5500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC
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Ranked #16 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Type: Forests
Description: Over 20 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails from beginners to expert. Trails are very well maintained.
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It is such a nice treat to have a large park so close to the city center and shopping areas. There is a small fee of $5 dollars per car to park in the park. The annual fee is only 20 dollars so it is worth buying the annual fee. There are about 18 miles of marked trails for walking,... More

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

we had to pay to enter to get to a picnic table. ADA bathrooms were locked. No security anywhere in site.

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Armada, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Just moved to the area and this place is a great place for hiking with dogs. Notice that bicycles love it too. Rather cold when we were there each time so wasn't real busy. Looking forward to much more hiking here.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I just discovered the Harbison Forest a few months ago when I met a friend there for a four mile walk. We walked to a cliff overlooking the Broad River and returned to the car. I have walked there a few times since. The primary downside is that there is a $5 fee to park your car. You can get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Found a really nice hike, about 5 miles. Wasn't too hard at all. Trails we'll marked, easy to follow

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Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

loved the easily marked trails and by adding on to different trailheads, can do miles and miles with hills. excellent for mountain biking too.

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SC
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17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I've only been once with my son's cub scout den. It seems like a nice place with lots of trails for hiking and biking. There is no overnight camping unless you are with a scout group. Be sure to protect yourself from ticks as my son came home from camping with one attached to him!

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We love Harbison State Forest! With the mild winter here, we hiked a lot with our boys, 3 and 6. Almost all trails are shared by bikers and hikers, which can be potentially dangerous, and we'd love a few more shorter trails dedicated to hikers alone. Having lived in Alaska, it took us by surprise that the park is closed... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A visit here gives visitors a great view into the government and it's working in South Carolina. It is also beautiful to look at. Be prepared to walk.

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Morgantown
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Went early Saturday morning to try and ride some of the mountain bike trails. Well worth the drive. Trails are well marked and maintained. It was fun to be able to ride all of the trail instead of having to walk the bike. Very enjoyable morning. Nice scenery too.

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