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Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

Address: 312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-733-8613
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Ranked #5 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Columbia, South Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Such a nice place to get out and walk and run in Columbia with scenic views.Always looks like it is cared for and need to go more.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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208 reviews 208 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When I'm home I'm at Columbia Canal everyday the weather allows. The bike and walking path is approximately 2.5 miles long. A trip up and back makes a good 35 minute workout for me on my bike. The trail is fairly busy, but most folks are courteous and share the path.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was my favorite part in Columbia to run/walk, and would be great for visitors. They have recently connected the two parts of the park that were disconnected, which makes for almost over 6 miles of running. There is a straight a flat path all the way to the dam (great for bike-riding), but also nature trails about 2/3rd down... More

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Taylors, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Riverfront trails were nice but be leary - signs said water polluted and homeless people were living under the bridge.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are a walker, runner or ride a bicycle you will absolutely love this path. There is plenty of parking, the path is level and an easy walk, run or ride even for the beginner. It is just over 2.5 miles to the end but there are 1/4 mile markers the entire way letting you map your progress. I've... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is such a treasure of a place to have right in Columbia...well worth time to walk the path which has good views of rivers and the canal.

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Navarre, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great hiking and great photos! Pet friendly! Spend a little time here in the fall for the great foliage. Bring a picnic basket & enjoy!

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Onancock, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I wish there was a fourth rating of "good" between "average" and "very good". Yes, natural areas are disappearing, and too many of us (adults and children) suffer from nature deficit disorder. My family and some friends went down recently for a good long walk. It's nothing outstanding, and despite the emergency call boxes, I wouldn't walk it alone. Nonetheless,... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great space for skates, bikes, kites or just walking. Awesome bridge to walk across river. Well lit at night.

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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My family and I enjoy walking here wether for exercise or while walking our dog. There is an excellent view of the river, however apart from that there is no extremely special scenery. We usually visit here a few times a week to walk, Eno, or have a picnic- very family friendly. I absolutely would suggest a visit here!

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