Explore Columbia Riverfront Park

Columbia, South Carolina

4.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

5 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Alyssa Lewis

Located directly in the heart of South Carolina's capital, the Riverfront Park provides a secret getaway from the busy city life. Whether you will be biking, walking or hiking you will escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy the beauty of nature.

This park is located alongside of the Columbia Water Treatment Facility. You are able to walk on the paved path that has mile markers every 1/4 of a mile. Or, you can hike along one of the nature trails placed throughout the park that run right alongside the river. Bikes are allowed anywhere along any of the trails. Your dog can join you as well (there is a dog park located at the beginning of the park). Also, fishing is allowed as long as you have your state fishing license. Riverfront Park is also a great spot for some awesome photography. Whether you're taking pictures of the scenery or using the old mill as a backdrop for portraits, it's a great photography location. Finally, there are several lookout areas that face the river. Many of these lookouts have benches and picnic tables to sit at and enjoy the river.

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Features

Cycling
Chillin
Fishing
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Scenic

Reviews

I am from Augusta GA, so I am a bit biased towards our riverwalk, but I was really surprised with how nice Columbia's was. Columbia gets a bad rap for being a dirty city, but with this riverwalk and Congaree, it's actually a gorgeous place to live. Good stuff!

Great view of Columbia canal or river.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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