Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike


4.00 miles




Natural, Gravel

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Features: t

  • Picnic Area
  • Trail Head
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic Observation
  • Information Sign
  • Visitor Center
  • Point of Interest
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • No Camping


Firebreak is a moderately strenuous multi-use loop trail, which is used by hikers, runners and mountain bike enthusiasts.

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Harbison State Forest offers a number of interconnected hiking and biking trails. Firebreak is a moderately strenuous multi-use loop trail, which is used by hikers, runners, and mountain bikers. Beginning at the far end of Parking Area 1, you will pass through a forest of mixed pine and hardwood for about a mile, where the trail turns east, broadens, and then descends to cross the gravel access road. After a steep ascent and descent the trail becomes fairly level. Watch for wildlife, including white-tailed deer, and a variety of birds, lizards, and snakes.

You can extend your ride or hike by taking the Connector Trail to the Stewardship Trail, or by turning onto the Midlands Mountain Multiple-Use Trail or Lost Creek. Water and restrooms are available at the gazebo area and the Environmental Education Center. Pets are permitted on leashes.

Fees: Check the following website for fee information.

For trail status, please call (803) 896-8897.

The Harbison State Forest trail system is maintained with the help of the Friends of Harbison State Forest.


From Exit 104 on I-26 northwest of Columbia: Drive east on Piney Grove Road to Broad River Road (US 176). Turn left and the entrance to Harbison State Forest is approximately one mile on the right. As you enter, turn left into Parking Area 1.

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Harbison State Forest | 5600 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 | (803) 896-8890

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