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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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Solitude in the woods

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I hiked the mt midland trail and really enjoyed the difficulty level. Was not easy or super hard. Got a great workout while appreciating the outdoors. Trails were appropriately marked and secluded enough to get into nature. Very surprised to find such nice trails in the middle of columbia.

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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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