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Harbison State Forest

Address: 5500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC
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Ranked #20 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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Owner 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I'm sure this is a great place for mountain bikers. The only downside is the fee to park. My bike is a Cruiser and is a lot better on pavement.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The nearly 20 miles of trails in Harbison State Forest are very nice for hiking and biking. Although I don’t do much of the former, and none at all of the latter, I still really like the place. It’s big enough, pretty enough, and quiet enough to offer some very nice places to just sit and relax or maybe stroll... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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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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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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33 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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