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      The main parking lot on Broad River Road is open from sunrise to sunset.
      The main gate’s hours are from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
      The gates providing access to the interior of the Forest are open for public access on Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      Bounded along its northeastern edge by the Broad River, Harbison Environmental Education Forest encompasses 2,137 acres of forestland only nine miles from downtown Columbia. Its unique urban location makes Harbison one of the largest public greenspaces inside the city limits of a metropolitan area in the eastern United States.
      Over thirty one miles of roads and trails weave through the pine and hardwood forest, crossing wandering streams and descending through leafy glades to the Broad River. Wet weather may prompt the trails to be temporally closed.
      Harbison Environmental Education Forest’s emphasis is on natural resource education, providing demonstrations of forestry practices as well as recreation. Visitors are encouraged to come, enjoy, and even volunteer to help with the development of this valuable urban forest.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: State Forest
      Land Manager: South Carolina
      Parking Lot google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      No motors or horses. Wet weather may prompt the trails to be temporarily closed.
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      Region Details
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      • 3
      • 9
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of May 30, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      33 miles
      Total Descent
      3,885 ft
      Total Vertical
      277 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      402 ft
      Reports
      187
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      2,369

      Photos of Harbison State Forest Mountain Bike

      81 |
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 10:06am
      Oct 24, 2020
      134 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 4:33am
      May 27, 2020
      132 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 4:33am
      May 27, 2020
      163 |
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:48pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      146 |
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      146 |
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      89 |
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 7:33am
      Jun 1, 2019
      138 |
      Apr 10, 2018 @ 3:17pm
      Apr 10, 2018

      Videos of Harbison State Forest Mountain Bike

      Stewardship Trail | Columbia, SC
      4:37 | 155 | Mar 22, 2021 , Columbia
      Harbison State Forest Mountain Bike Trail |...
      6:43 | 295 | Oct 24, 2020 , Columbia

      Recent Trail Reports

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      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #728151lotifoazurriwishlisttrailLost Creek
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 7:17am
      Jun 18, 2022
      user #728151lotifoazurriwishlistrouteOuter Loop
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 7:17am
      Jun 18, 2022
      user #1584915eonmellitzaddreportMidlands Mountain Trail
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 4:34am
      Jun 18, 2022
      user #1584915eonmellitzaddreportStewardship Trail
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 7:15pm
      Jun 14, 2022
      user #1584915eonmellitzaddreportEagle Trail
      Jun 5, 2022 @ 2:31pm
      Jun 5, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1658391flavortowntrailFirebreak TrailEvery trail is a green and nearly flat and...
      Apr 4, 2022 @ 5:05am
      Apr 4, 2022
      user #2440988ItsMrTomtrailStewardship TrailGood flow and would recommend going clockwise.
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 9:42am
      Mar 22, 2021
      user #1359369TmaksindyreportStewardship to Midlands MountainGreat conditions today.
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 12:34pm
      Jun 6, 2020
      user #876936CazytrailCrooked Pine TrailNot passable right now from the clear cutting
      May 18, 2019 @ 7:13am
      May 18, 2019
      user #1518253Jerm2006trailThe Bluff TrailTail was not marked well, overgrown and based...
      May 2, 2018 @ 4:03am
      May 2, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Saluda Shoals Park 13 44.1 km
      Riverwalk Trails11.4 km
      Travelers Rest11.5 km
      Sesquicentennial State Park 1 112.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2030 miles3,622 ft13 miles279 ft
      #1,723#9171418735,237
      Hike2232 miles3,799 ft14 miles279 ft
      #1,345#819518770
      Trail Running2232 miles3,806 ft14 miles279 ft
      #1,347#81418742
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      • Admins: MID-SORBA
      • #10347 - 5,159 views
      • harbison state forest activity log | embed map of Harbison State Forest mountain bike trails | harbison state forest mountain biking points of interest

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