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The Best Hiking in Lexington

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Top hiking spots in and near Lexington

  • Lexington, South Carolina

    Explore Gibson Pond Park

    3.7
    0.4 mi
    I started exploring this park when I was about 14 years old. My mom was a huge fan of the park and took us to it as kids. However, I did not realize that there was a path until I was roughly 20 years old. That path is beautiful. It is a paved loop that covers about 0.4 miles. There are smaller pa...
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  • Lexington, South Carolina

    Hike the Fourteen Mile Creek Trail

    5.0
    1.5 mi
    This tucked away trail is well-hidden. I actually needed air in my tire and this was the closest gas station. As I was circling the parking lot to see if they had an air pump, I saw there was a sign that read "14 Creek Mile Trail". As I'm an adventure lover, I immediately parked my car and follow...
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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Saluda Shoals Trail

    3.46 mi / 226 ft gain
    Saluda Shoals Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Columbia, 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lexington, South Carolina

    Explore Peachtree Rock Nature Preserve

    This 306-acre preserve is known for its unique sandstone formations, such as the upside-down pyramid-like Peachtree Rock. The preserve also has a 20-ft waterfall, Hunt Creek Falls. Explore the park at will along its 7.5 miles of trail – a trail map can be found here.
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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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  • Lexington, South Carolina

    Peachtree Rock

    2.43 mi / 203 ft gain
    Peachtree Rock is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lexington, South Carolina.
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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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  • Prosperity, South Carolina

    Little Gap Trail

    2.24 mi / 236 ft gain
    Little Gap Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Prosperity, 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

    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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