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Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

312 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2234
+1 803-733-8613
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Paved walking trail along the historic canal.

A friend and I were seeking a geocache that was hidden along the walking trail. In order to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken H
Anderson, South Carolina
Family from out of the Country

Great place for a walk. Bike ride...I'm handicapped so I did not get far...but what I saw was great.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“nice walk” (19 reviews)
“pump house” (5 reviews)
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312 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2234
+1 803-733-8613
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I were seeking a geocache that was hidden along the walking trail. In order to find it we had to read the signs and obtain certain information from them. I learned a lot about the canal and can't believe that it was...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a walk. Bike ride...I'm handicapped so I did not get far...but what I saw was great.

Thank 5goofyguys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have really done a great job in cleaning up and adding a river walk. There are multi access points to the canal. At one point the pump house sits and you can go inside and see how it all works. It’s great for a...More

Thank SunnySam14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is great for walking, running, biking, walking pets, roller blading, or whatever else you can think of; I've even seen people skiing on pavement (if that's a thing). Parts of the trail have been cut off due to major flooding back in the...More

Thank JessDahl7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park has a nice paved path, there were lots of people walking, running, and biking. The bridge was really cool to walk across. There was a workout area, gym-type machines for use. There was a Christopher Columbus monument. And you can walk into the...More

Thank sunflowwer
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My boyfriend and I stroll alongside the canal and river quite often--- it's practically our "backyard"! On our walk today, 9/14, we couldn't help but notice the bright yellow rubber duck floats spread out across the canal. They brought a curious smile to our faces...More

Thank Joye R
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice trail flanked by trees and water. The canal area is a great spot for photos. The only negative is the power lines running right over the trail, if that bothers you

Thank desdemonamd
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice paved trail for nice stroll, run or bike ride. It runs along the old canal with views of the Congaree River too. There is a large parking lot which is very convenient when driving here. The trail is nicely maintained....More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Only half of this trail is open at this date. The part of the trail south from the park entry is closed for repairs but you can still do a 2.5 mile out and back walk (5 miles total) or bike ride that is flat...More

Thank KimMiesau
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Pros: The park is beautiful and well maintained. There are informative historic markers and signs that explain the history of the pumping station and a little about how it worked, which were very interesting. Parking is free and readily available in a large lot. The...More

Thank RoapTripper3081
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8 September 2017|
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Response from Binky_610 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of.
Brian C
12 April 2017|
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Response from Danielle L | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone fishing. I am sure you can look it up on their website!
Rebecca P
5 March 2017|
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Response from bbqmac | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can bike on the trail