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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
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      Disclaimer:
      No motors or horses. Wet weather may prompt the trails to be temporarily closed.
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      Region Details
      • 6
      • 3
      • 9
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 1, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      32 miles
      Total Descent
      3,913 ft
      Total Vertical
      271 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      402 ft
      Reports
      110
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      1,753

      Harbison State Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      GYSOT Loop
      19 miles
      Outer Loop
      9 miles
      Cat 3 19-39 RTTR race
      11 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 35 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Harbison State Forest Mountain Bike

      41 |
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 10:06am
      Oct 24, 2020
      74 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 4:33am
      May 27, 2020
      76 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 4:33am
      May 27, 2020
      110 |
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:48pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      91 |
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      103 |
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      66 |
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 7:33am
      Jun 1, 2019
      108 |
      Apr 10, 2018 @ 3:17pm
      Apr 10, 2018

      Videos of Harbison State Forest Mountain Bike

      Stewardship Trail | Columbia, SC
      4:37 | 39 | Mar 22, 2021 , Columbia
      Harbison State Forest Mountain Bike Trail |...
      6:43 | 100 | Oct 24, 2020 , Columbia

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      The Bluff Trail
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 9:42am
      Jun 1, 2021
      IdealBobbyc1223Log down on trail easy to hop
      Midlands Mountain Trail
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 9:42am
      Jun 1, 2021
      IdealBobbyc1223All clear
      Firebreak Connector Trail
      May 25, 2021 @ 8:37am
      May 25, 2021
      IdealBobbyc1223All clear
      Stewardship Trail
      May 25, 2021 @ 8:37am
      May 25, 2021
      IdealBobbyc1223All clear
      Spiderwoman II
      May 25, 2021 @ 8:37am
      May 25, 2021
      DryBobbyc1223All clear
      The Bluff Connector
      May 11, 2021 @ 9:24am
      May 11, 2021
      IdealBobbyc1223
      Stewardship to Midlands Mountain
      May 11, 2021 @ 9:24am
      May 11, 2021
      IdealBobbyc1223All clear
      Crooked Pine Trail
      Apr 21, 2021 @ 9:26am
      Apr 21, 2021
      IdealBobbyc1223Some straw covering trail at the top buy...
      Stewardship Option
      Apr 21, 2021 @ 9:26am
      Apr 21, 2021
      IdealBobbyc1223Freshly Raked
      Lost Creek
      Apr 9, 2021 @ 9:25am
      Apr 9, 2021
      VariableBobbyc1223Pinestraw covering trail first mile is a...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1997878Bobbyc1223addtrailEagle Trail
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 4:11am
      Jun 5, 2021
      user #1997878Bobbyc1223addreportThe Bluff Trail and 1 more
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 1:24pm
      Jun 1, 2021
      user #2727028AlexProvriddentrailStewardship Trail
      May 31, 2021 @ 9:04am
      May 31, 2021
      user #1997878Bobbyc1223addreportFirebreak Connector Trail and 2 more
      May 25, 2021 @ 5:23pm
      May 25, 2021
      user #2715119kgutierriddentrailStewardship Trail and 9 more
      May 22, 2021 @ 7:55pm
      May 22, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #1518253Jerm2006trailStewardship TrailGreat trail with little flow and some nice areas.
      Apr 24, 2018 @ 5:09pm
      Apr 24, 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

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2029 miles3,652 ft13 miles272 ft
      #1,514#8031411033,388
      Hike2232 miles3,914 ft14 miles272 ft
      #1,196#721511035
      Trail Running2231 miles3,835 ft13 miles272 ft
      #1,203#72511014
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