Walking Trails Around Columbia

As the weather starts to cool off, everyone enjoys being outside more. If the typical morning stroll is getting old then try out one of these trails for a change of scenery!

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Downtown:

1.  West Columbia River Walk: Great place to go walk with the family/dogs. There is also an outdoor amphitheater. 

2.  Riverfront Park: Great place to run along the river. Very flat and a great place to get miles in for running/biking/walking. 

3.  Guignard Clay Quarry Loop Trail: A great trail for a run or walk. 

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Northeast:

4.  Sesquicentennial State Park: There is a dog park and great running/ biking trails. There is also a new splash pad for kids in the summer! You can also rent small kayaks/paddle boats/canoes to take out on the lake. 

5.  Clemson Extension: Miles of hiking and running trails along with some small ponds. This is also where the SC State Cross Country meet is held every fall. 

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Around Lake Murray:

6.  Harbison State Forest: Miles of trails for running/walking. There are some trails for biking as well. 

7.  Saluda Shoals Park: Off Bush River Road. Boat rentals, dog park, and trails for hiking/biking/horseback riding.

8.  Dreher Island: Perfect place to hike, camp, and fish with the whole family. 

Enjoy getting outside and having fun in Columbia!