Explore Columbia Riverfront Park

South Carolina Columbia Riverfront Park

Added by Alyssa Eberflus

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.

Pack List

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Bike
  • Fishing Equipment
  • South Carolina Fishing License
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Camera
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Activities:

Chillin, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

5 Miles

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Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Scenic

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3 months ago

Nice Walk

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!

3 months ago

7 months ago

Wonderful scenic walk or run path

Great view of Columbia canal or river.

7 months ago

Added by Alyssa Eberflus

I am a nature photographer, hiking addict and kayak lover. I love exploring this world one day at a time.

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