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Harbison State Forest

5500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC
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Ranked #22 of 52 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This forest is awesome and tucked away in a neighborhood. You dont really know that it is there. It has a series of trails and places to explore. You can walk the trail or you can ride your bike. Nice river to canoe if you like.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Took my 9 yr old on Stewardship trail and he enjoyed it fully. Challenged him some but allowed him to ride most of the way. I came back a few days later by myself and did most of the other trails with more speed and had a nice little ride and workout.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Harbison forest is a little gem on the edge of Columbia A really good network of trails for walkers runners and bikers The trails wind through dome great looking forests, the trails offer a good blend with long, short,flat and hilly. The trails are well used in good condition and well signed Well worth a visit

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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