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Harbison State Forest

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Address: 5500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC
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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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Trail running or biking

This is a nice local forest with well established trails I have used for mountain biking or trail running. There are choices of loops one can use from one to three or even 7 miles... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
mack243SouthCarolina
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Chapin, South Carolina
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Chapin, South Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice local forest with well established trails I have used for mountain biking or trail running. There are choices of loops one can use from one to three or even 7 miles (down to the river). It is not far from my house so i have easy access on the bike or have little difficulty parking the... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spend there about 5 hours , very very nice , i was feel sorry because i didn't take my bicycle with me , terrain is asking for it , no matter if you crazy , off road or family , you will find great time there , quiet, cozy, simple . If you looking to touch some mather nature... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The MTB and jogging trails are very nice. The hikes are good but nothing remarkable. It's close to the city and that is the biggest attraction.

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Thank dla455
Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great for long trails, well enough to bike or push a stroller. I did a 4 mile one and it was great. Didn't see any scary wildlife so that was good

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Thank Sadie T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We love this park! It is a BIT harder to navigate than some others, so that is why it got only 4 stars from us. But that hasn't stopped us from going. It has nice hiking type trails that are a bit more rustic, but all well maintained. NOT a good idea for strollers for most of the trails. But... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Harbison State Forest is a natural oasis just outside of Irmo and Columbia. The hiking trails are numerous and varied, and mountain biking is also permitted.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

excellent technical single track for cyclists and runners. lots of switchbacks and shade. love to go here with my daughter and get away from it all while being so close to shopping and food options in NW Cola

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

When you pull into the forest there is a parking lot on the left and you will need to fill out the form and deposit your fee int he box, place it tag in your car. If the forest is open you can actually drive further in and park closer to the river. Trails are nice and easy walking and... More 

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Thank apalyok2015
South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The river carved this area into hills and bluffs. Great for hiking and it has varied plant life for the midlands. If you hike or run there, be alert for mountain bikers...frequently they do not call out to warn you they are coming.

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Thank James B
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Harbison State Forest has awesome trails - several different ones which are color coded. There is trail guide at the parking lot. There is a $5 fee to park (or $25 for an annual pass). Be sure to have correct change as there is a drop box for the fee. You can hike or bike the trails. Trails are well... More 

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