Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike


1.1 miles




Packed Sand, Gravel, Boardwalk, Paved

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Visitor Center
  • Point of Interest
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Area
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping


Located between River Drive and North Main Street, Earlewood Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in the city—the centerpiece of the Earlewood neighborhood. There is an easy-walking, packed sand, loop trail—that circles an open grassy area and borders a creek on the south side, a disc golf course, as well as a dog park.

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Described as “an urban forest that covers sixty-six acres of rolling hills and valleys and mature groves of trees. Noted for its many varieties of wild flowers it is one of the largest and most natural parks in Columbia.” The park has a community center, an amphitheater, a walking path, a disc golf course, tennis courts and two baseball fields.

The looped walking path, just off South Main Street, is .2 miles with large shade trees, open grass and a view of the Smith Branch Creek. The packed sand trail is great for both walkers and runners.

Hours: Dawn to dusk


From downtown Columbia: Drive north on Main Street. Immediately after you pass under a railroad bridge, turn left and enter the park. Park in the first parking area on the right.

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City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department | 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 | (803) 545-3100 | Email

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