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Address: 5500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC
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Description: 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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A touch of Nature in the city

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Pineville, Louisiana
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Pineville, Louisiana
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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 stars Reviewed July 12, 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 stars Reviewed July 9, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 stars Reviewed May 31, 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 stars Reviewed May 29, 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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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We love hiking. We thought when we moved to South Carolina, there would be limited opportunities for us. Wrong! Little did we know, but Harbison State Forest is just a few miles from Columbia, SC. Harbison is a great place to hike, and if you prefer, mountain bike. The trails are rated from easy to difficult and mileage is included... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A nice warm Sunday afternoon brought the family here. we didn't walk any of the trails but went to the section with the open field. Kids played some soccer and had a relaxing picnic. Quiet and peaceful-made for a wonderful afternoon outing. A good crowd was seen biking the trails=good to see people enjoying this wonderful forrest in metro Columbia.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's hard to believe that this place is just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Harbison Boulevard and all the traffic that this area of Columbia, SC experiences. Just minutes from all of that is this well maintained and beautiful park. We did the firebreak trail which is 4.4 miles and moderate. The trail is as it is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Awesome, easily accessed state park with great bike and walking trails. Bring $10 cash though for the parking as it is self serve early in the morning before the park office opens.

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