We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

Open Now: 07:00 - 21:00
Open today: 07:00 - 21:00
Review Highlights
Great views

The Columbia Riverfront Park and Columbia Canal are a great place for a nature walk, light job or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbia, SC
A great walk

A great walk between the canal and the river, very peaceful. A great place to ride a bike walk a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark E
Aiken, South Carolina
Read all 341 reviews
All photos (175)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nice walk”(22 reviews)
“pump house”(8 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 07:00 - 21:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
312 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2234
+1 803-733-8613
Improve This Listing
Reviews (341)
Filter reviews
334 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews nice walk great place to walk pump house christopher columbus paved trail bike ride historical markers nice trail congaree river broad river exercise dam benches joggers herons turtles scenery
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 334 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Columbia Riverfront Park and Columbia Canal are a great place for a nature walk, light job or easy bike ride. The trail meanders the rivers path as is flows through downtown just in view of the Capital.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great walk between the canal and the river, very peaceful. A great place to ride a bike walk a dog or any other outdoor activity that lends itself to a flat paved path

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mark E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time we visit Columbia we will take a 4-5 mile ramble along this picturesque trail. It's well-maintained, populated with lots of friendly people, and just fun to walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CodysFamily
Reviewed 20 November 2018

The riverfront and canal walking trails are wonderful. There's plenty of room for bicyclists, pedestrians, dogs, roller skaters, etc. on the paved lanes, and there are trails that duck down to the water's edge if you're looking for something more challenging. Shade can be an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Echolynn
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped here, not knowing what to expect other than a view of the river. After taking the path around the city’s sanitary sewer facilities(!), we discerned the beautiful canal and river walk. We couldn’t see the waterfall side of the dam, but we did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mink52
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Mu husband and I take walks at the River front Walk amost every weekend when the weather is good. The renovations after flooding a few years ago are remarkable with wooden lattice wreas, well maintained paths, ample benches and some picnic tables. Usually on weekends...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank patriciaulku
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I am so glad we visited this place on our way out of town. There were so many interesting parts of the park, including old buildings that offered really neat backdrops for pictures, walking paths, bridges, statues, plaques, and information about the history of Columbia....More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank nikkic990
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The Canal Park Trail is a wide, flat paved path of 2.5 miles parallel to the Saluda River and the Columbia Canal. In all seasons it gives peaceful, colorful outlooks and has been improved each month with new plantings, widen footpaths and trimmings. You can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DeanLewis47
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I was told about this walking trail by the manager of the Staybridge where I was staying the night. It was only a couple blocks away so Lucy (my Weimeramer puppy) and I ventured out to find it. What a nice surprise. A well maintained...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

What a nice park! Easy to miss, but a gem once you locate the entrance. This park has a paved trail which is good for bike rides, strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers. Beautiful plants and benches offered shaded spots to stop and rest. Plaques along the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank S S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 98 nearby hotels
Staybridge Suites Columbia
500 reviews
.22 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown
237 reviews
.23 miles away
SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista
450 reviews
.49 miles away
Aloft Columbia Downtown
208 reviews
.70 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,085 nearby restaurants
Lizard's Thicket Restaurant
358 reviews
.60 miles away
Grill Marks
230 reviews
.71 miles away
Twisted Spur Brewing
111 reviews
.70 miles away
Gervais & Vine
196 reviews
.65 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 188 nearby attractions
Gervais Street Bridge
25 reviews
.60 miles away
South Carolina State Museum
578 reviews
.47 miles away
Palmetto Outdoor Center
23 reviews
.76 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 868thomasc | Reviewed this property |
There are wheelchair ramps
8 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Binky_610 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of.
12 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Hrdresser5440 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone fishing. I am sure you can look it up on their website!