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Harbison State Forest

Address: 5500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC
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Ranked #24 of 100 things to do in Columbia
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Over 20 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails from beginners to expert. Trails are very well...
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Over 20 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails from beginners to expert. Trails are very well maintained.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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248 reviews 248 reviews
14 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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252 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 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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33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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