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Old 06-26-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Outside of Harbison or Congaree parks?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Outside of Harbison or Congaree parks?
Peachtree Rock, the Fort Jackson leg of the Palmetto Trail, Lynches Woods in Newberry (40 miles away), the old brick quarry trail in Cayce, Saluda Shoals to name a few just off the top of my head
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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Peachtree Rock, the Fort Jackson leg of the Palmetto Trail, Lynches Woods in Newberry (40 miles away), the old brick quarry trail in Cayce, Saluda Shoals to name a few just off the top of my head
Ok, I am assuming Saluda Shoals is along the river so I will start there first.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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Eh, I got the feeling Columbia wasn't a big hiking city. THat's probably the biggest con for me after living in Greenville, Clemson, Frederick MD, Huntsville AL with a lot of little mountain parks nearby.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:44 PM
 
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Sesquicentennial State Park, Dreher Island State Park...
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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Eh, I got the feeling Columbia wasn't a big hiking city. THat's probably the biggest con for me after living in Greenville, Clemson, Frederick MD, Huntsville AL with a lot of little mountain parks nearby.
Wrong again. Outside Magazine named Columbia one of its "Top-10 Outside Towns" in 2012. The area's abundance of nature trails was one reason why. The rivers, which themselves have walking trails on their banks, were another.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:00 AM
 
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Wrong again. Outside Magazine named Columbia one of its "Top-10 Outside Towns" in 2012. The area's abundance of nature trails was one reason why. The rivers, which themselves have walking trails on their banks, were another.
Really, that is kind of surprising. You sure it wasn't just some list of cities that they normally don't list, just to keep it fresh and interesting? Have you ever been to these other cities I talked to, just kind of obvious they are more conducive to hiking and by hiking i mean big hills, little mountains. I have no doubt C'ia has good nature trails but it isn't really hiking, but i will check out a few.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure I live in that type of city. Come to find out, Columbia is A LOT more hilly than you think it is. Especially if you head out to my neck of the woods in Irmo. Hike up a hill or down a hill here. Want mountains? Look to the Appalachians, just up the road to the Travelers Rest area and all that jazz.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure I live in that type of city. Come to find out, Columbia is A LOT more hilly than you think it is. Especially if you head out to my neck of the woods in Irmo. Hike up a hill or down a hill here. Want mountains? Look to the Appalachians, just up the road to the Travelers Rest area and all that jazz.
I am living in Columbia, Forest Acres area. I was taking about nearby city hikes rather than having to travel. Columbia does have some hills but I don't really think NE Columbia is a good hiking area, i'd be surprised if that park out there had any great trails. The Sandhills area remind me of the dunes at the beach which isn't really a desire place to hike.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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Oh okay, yeah you're right there at Sesquicentennial (surprised I spelled that right the first time lol). City Hikes? Hike up and down Assembly street, its a big rolling hill. I know little about hiking if you haven't noticed... What do you want out of a good hiking area? Sesquicentennial is right there for you. If you want serious uphill and downhill hiking, mountains style then Columbia probably doesn't have that.. Because there are no mountains. There are an assortment of options. You don't know unless you ride out there and hike it. What is a good and enjoyable trail to you, or a good hike?
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