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Harbison State Forest

5500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC
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Ranked #17 of 53 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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