Harbison State Forest

--
SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
****
4.15 out of 5
View Topo Map

Intermediate
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
316
elevation (ft)

Network
Trail Description
About this trail
There are about 20 miles of trails here from beginner to intermediate. Trails are well marked and maps are available at parking area. Please consider riding elsewhere if there has been a recent rain, this forest holds water too well. Also, trails are shared with hikers, and some trails are hiking only. Dogs are allowed, and bathrooms are available. Harbison State forest now charges $5.00 a day for bikin' or $25.00 per year for a permit. For more information: Call (803) 896-8800.
added by Guest
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 

1

Q: Do you have to pay -Timmy burdette

A: You pay for parking. $5 daily or $25 annually.

jaybird57 answered on September 6, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

Answer

 

1

Q: Is there any camping available in the park? -Jeff Barber

A: There are some areas on the north side of the forest along the gravel loop road where scouts occasionally camp. There is also a spot by the canoe landing near the Broad River. I have never camped in HSF but have seen others doing so. Best to contact the rangers office to get the 411.

jaybird57 answered on September 6, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

Answer | See all 2 answers

 
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Forks Area Trail System (FATS)
Dupont State Forest
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (814 total check-ins)
  Russell Turpin   3 days ago
  B0B   5 days ago
  Russell Turpin   5 days ago
  B0B   6 days ago
  James Lichty   6 days ago
Photo & Video Gallery (85)
Trail Photos & Videos (85)
 
Reviews (60)
 

Granny Gear

July 29, 2019
auntshawn Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice




Gramcounter


March 23, 2019
 
Review: Harbison is a great place to ride. It is truely a intermediate trail. It has a little bit of everything...single tracks, skinny's, drops, switchbacks, even a bike wash station.




Granny Gear

December 4, 2017
mvflorida Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail. Flows like there's no tomorrow in some areas...Will be back from Savannah




Gramcounter

August 11, 2017
 
Review: One of my first rides when I started in 2013. Great trail system for all novice to expert mountain bikers.




Granny Gear

July 31, 2017
 
Review: Best trails in Columbia area. All levels and great scenery. About 85% of the trails are shaded.




Gnarly


February 7, 2017
 
Review: fun trail to get some mileage on in the Columbia, SC area. There are two more specific mtb trails that are a lot of fun and have good flow and technical features to challenge the intermediate rider. Lost Creek Trail loop was my least favorite trail section at the state forest as it seemed to have little continuity or flow(for lack of a better term). it was hard to maintain speed or any kind of rhythm on that trail. Trail signage needs replaced in some of the outlying trail areas as it has become unreadable due to weather. It is required to pay $5 to park in the main parking areas.

Similar Trail: Fort Benning, GA trai and West Point Lake trail near West Point, GA




Gramcounter

October 27, 2016
 
Review: This is my home course so I am biased. You will find a lot of very good XC trails and a segment of very difficult technical trails (Spiderwoman). Trails are always being improved and the MTB/ trail running social life of this park is lively. Can be crowded on nice weekends and HOT in the summer but always a fun ride.




Gramcounter

September 9, 2016
 
Review: excellent trails lots of trees and tech though.




Granny Gear

August 6, 2016
 
Review: This is a great track to train at! There's all types of terrain. It is a very fast track. Just keep an eye out for runners and dog walkers. Yes you can get lost. I won the 2016 SC state championship at Harbison! :)




Granny Gear

July 3, 2016
MWH2 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Lost creek is my fave! Love this place. Trails from beginner to advanced. I've done them all.



Harbison State Forest MTB Trail 4.15 out of 5 based on 60 ratings. 60 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed
Loading...