SC Trails

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

2.4 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The Eagle Trail is a paved, level multi-use trail with a loop around Winthrop Coliseum. The trail also connects with the Cherry Park Trail at the corner of Caswell Street near Sullivan Middle School.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

0.3 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The Eagle Point (or Museum) Trail is short and sweet—it originates at the picnic area, travels behind the museum and ends at a bluff that looks out over the Catawba River.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

1.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

0.3 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Earls Ford is a nice .3-mile, hiking-only trail where you descend through a mixed hardwood and pine forest in the quiet, fresh mountain air.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

2.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

The East Fork Trail has two trailheads: one at the Chattooga Picnic Area adjacent to the Walhalla Fish Hatchery and one at Burrells Ford. Starting at the picnic area, East Fork Trail is an easy 2.5-mile hike along the north bank of the scenic, fast-moving east fork of the Chattooga River.

Trail Activity:

  • Hike

Length:

1.7 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

This 1.7-mile trail through the 374-acre preserve takes you to the namesake, Eastatoe Creek, that tumbles steeply into a pristine mountain gorge.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Paved

Length:

0.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

In the heart of the Eastover community, this park provides athletic fields/courts, a new pool facility, picnic shelters, restrooms, as well as a paved walking path.

Trail Activity:

  • Water

Length:

5.0 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Starting from Pitch Landing, you will paddle downstream on Echaw Creek to the Santee River. You may see evidence of abandoned rice fields and a variety of fauna such as wild turkeys, owls, bobcats, or deer as you pass through magnificent oak ­hickory stands and cypress­ tupelo swamps.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Paved

Length:

0.4 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Edisto Beach State Park features an environmental education center that highlights the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE basin, South Carolina’s longest system of wheelchair-accessible hiking and biking trails, and a 1.5-mile-long beach. This is an asphalt trail that leads to the beach.

Trail Activity:

  • Walk

Length:

0.3 miles

Difficulty: Easy

This City of Columbia specialty park is wonderful for kids and adults, alike, featuring a basketball court, community facility, playground (with fossil dig area), splash pad and a quarter-mile walking path.