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The Best Hiking in Columbia

Looking for the best hiking in Columbia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Columbia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Columbia

  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Loop Road Trail

    3.48 mi / 207 ft gain
    Loop Road Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Sandhills Hiking Trail

    2.14 mi / 246 ft gain
    Sandhills Hiking Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Sesqui Mountain Bike Trail

    5.92 mi / 417 ft gain
    Sesqui Mountain Bike Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Elgin, South Carolina

    Hardwood Wetlands Trail

    0.65 mi / 105 ft gain
    Hardwood Wetlands Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Elgin, South Carolina.
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  • Elgin, South Carolina

    Clemson Sandhills Lake Loop

    1.93 mi / 135 ft gain
    Clemson Sandhills Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Elgin, South Carolina.
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  • Elgin, South Carolina

    Clemson Sandhill Main Trail

    1.85 mi / 190 ft gain
    Clemson Sandhill Main Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Explore Columbia Riverfront Park

    4.5
    5 mi
    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 alon...
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  • West Columbia, South Carolina

    Three Rivers Greenway Trail

    4.64 mi / 141 ft gain
    Three Rivers Greenway Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near West Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Columbia Canal and Broad River Via River Trail

    5.9 mi / 148 ft gain
    Columbia Canal and Broad River Via River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Cayce, South Carolina

    Guignard Clay Quarry Loop Trail

    2.57 mi / 226 ft gain
    Guignard Clay Quarry Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near West Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Cayce, South Carolina

    Hike the Guinard Clay Quarry Loop

    2.5 mi / 19 ft gain
    This trail is a short 2.5 mile loop through what used to be the Guinard Clay Quarry in West Columbia, SC. The old pits from which clay used to be harvested have formed a bunch of ponds which attract wildlife. There are alligators in this area as well as deer, hogs, bobcats, snakes, turtles and bi...
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  • Cayce, South Carolina

    Cayce Riverwalk

    6.51 mi / 482 ft gain
    Cayce Riverwalk is a 6.5 mile out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near West Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Midlands Mountain Trail to Harbison Bluff

    4.82 mi / 325 ft gain
    Midlands Mountain Trail to Harbison Bluff is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Stewardship Trail

    3.58 mi / 194 ft gain
    Stewardship Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Irmo, South Carolina.
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Firebreak Trail

    4.38 mi / 400 ft gain
    Firebreak Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Columbia, South Carolina.
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Firebreak, Stewardship, Midlands Mountain Loop Trail

    9.84 mi / 771 ft gain
    Firebreak, Stewardship, Midlands Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Columbia, South Carolina.
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