The Best Hikes near Columbia

Brian Beard at Crowders Mountain State Park
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Rutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock at Chimney Rock State ParkRutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock is a great little hike, if you like to hike straight up. But the views of Lake Lure and the gorge are worth it. (And if you had a good...Congaree National Park, Richland County, South CarolinaCongaree National ParkRichland County, South CarolinaMy bucket list is to visit all 59 of the U.S. National Parks. So far, we've been lucky enough to explore over 30. Here's one of them. Congaree...Pearsons Falls, Polk County, North CarolinaPearsons FallsPolk County, North CarolinaPierson's Falls is a beautiful little water fall that is nestled in the cozy countryside of western North Carolina. It is about a quarter mile hike...Table Rock, Pickens County, South CarolinaTable RockPickens County, South CarolinaThe top of the mountain, after a 3 mile hike you find a breathtaking view!Congaree National Park, Richland County, South CarolinaCongaree National ParkRichland County, South CarolinaHeavy mist light rain and an all around wetness during the last few days really brought out the colors at Congaree National park. Take the 7mile...Congaree National Park, Richland County, South CarolinaCongaree National ParkRichland County, South Carolina@congareenps @visit_SCarolina We enjoyed a relaxing day hiking on one of the many trails at the Congaree National Park! This is home to the United...Crowders Mountain State Park, Gastonia, North CarolinaCrowders Mountain State ParkGastonia, North CarolinaThe hike up to Kings Pinnacle is pretty easy (minus the very end), but the views are the kind you'd expect from a much tougher hike. A quick detour...Triple Falls, Transylvania County, North CarolinaTriple FallsTransylvania County, North CarolinaBeautiful short hike to these falls outside of Asheville. We think Peeta from The Hunger Games wallowed in the second pool in the movie. If you go...Mountain Lake Colony, South CarolinaMountain Lake ColonySouth CarolinaA chimney hiding in the woods.Dupont National Forest, Hendersonville, North CarolinaDupont National ForestHendersonville, North CarolinaTriple Falls. It's a nice hike and spectacular views. If you are with in 2hr radius it's a great day trip.U.S. National Whitewater Center, Mecklenburg County, North CarolinaU.S. National Whitewater CenterMecklenburg County, North CarolinaWhite water centerSassafras Mountain, Pickens County, South CarolinaSassafras MountainPickens County, South Carolina#southcarolina #sassafras #hikingPinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Beaufort County, South CarolinaPinckney Island National Wildlife RefugeBeaufort County, South CarolinaLook at this beautiful spot. I recommend it.Cypress Gardens, Berkeley County, South CarolinaCypress GardensBerkeley County, South CarolinaI must reiterate, Spring is a lovely time to visit!... If you don't have allergies ;)Table Rock, Pickens County, South CarolinaTable RockPickens County, South CarolinaTable Rock is an AMAZING hike in SC. Especially for travelers. It has three awesome view points. #IHike #BeReadyForTheSweatParty rock, Lake Lure, North CarolinaParty rockLake Lure, North CarolinaThis is about a 45 minute hike or so to the top. Once you see an abandoned old truck on the left side of the trail, you know you're getting close...Rainbow Falls, Greenville County, South CarolinaRainbow FallsGreenville County, South CarolinaIt is a 3 mile (roundtrip) hike to Rainbow Falls. I would say the hike is Moderate, it took about 1 1/2 hours one way and once your there you hike...Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Rutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock at Chimney Rock State ParkRutherford County, North CarolinaWorth the hike up to Exclamation Point! Bring lots of water.Cypress Gardens, Berkeley County, South CarolinaCypress GardensBerkeley County, South CarolinaIf you are in the charleston area, this place is a must see! Five bucks gets you a boat to explore. As seen in "the notebook"Congaree National Park, Richland County, South CarolinaCongaree National ParkRichland County, South CarolinaOnce off the Boardwalk there is plenty of hiking at Congaree. TONS of bird life too. Actually if you can snap a photo of a ivory-billed woodpecker...
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