Columbia, South Carolina

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  • Santee, South Carolina

    Paddle Poplar Creek on Lake Marion

    2.25 mi / 0 ft gain
    Come to the low country of South Carolina to live slow, enjoy some rich culture and history, quench your thirst for a great paddling adventure, and view incredible wildlife in the process.  From Columbia SC, take I-26 South towards Orangeburg. Stay on this road for 31.5 miles and then take exit 1...
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  • Santee, South Carolina

    Hike Santee National Wildlife Refuge

    5.0
    1.25 mi / 0 ft gain
    From Columbia SC, take I-26 South towards Orangeburg. Stay on this road for 31.5 miles and then take exit 136 to merge onto SC-6 E towards St. Matthews. Continue about 34 miles until you enter the town of Santee. Turn left onto I-95 Northbound and continue another 3 miles. You will see a large wo...
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  • Santee, South Carolina

    Bike the Marsh at Santee National Wildlife Refuge - Bluff Unit

    5 mi / 0 ft gain
    From Columbia SC, take I-26 South towards Orangeburg. Stay on this road for 31.5 miles and then take exit 136 to merge onto SC-6 E towards St. Matthews. Continue about 34 miles until you enter the town of Santee. Turn left onto I-95 Northbound and continue another 3 miles. You will see a large wo...
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  • Kershaw, South Carolina

    Forty Acre Rock and Beaver Pond Loop

    3.2
    3.76 mi / 430 ft gain
    This 2,267 acre preserve is known for its hiking, birding, and a 14-acre granite flatrock with a variety of wildflowers to observe. This moderate hike will take you past the flatrock, as well as a small waterfall and pond. Start from the upper parking, where you'll follow Conservancy Rd for a sh...
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  • Kershaw, South Carolina

    Forty Acre Rock Loop

    1.82 mi / 187 ft gain
    This loop hike near Kershaw, SC is somewhat strenuous at some points, but altogether not too bad.  The scenery is beautiful with great views and a waterfall! Be sure to pack plenty of water if you hike on a hot day. 
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