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Harbison State Forest is the largest urban green space in the Southeast. Friends of Harbison State Forest is a non-profit organization founded to preserve and promote the recreational and educational aspects of this urban forest resource. Our initial emphasis is planning, designing and building sustainable new trails while maintaining and upgrading the current trail system.
Harbison State Forest needs your support!


Don't miss out on the Events at Harbison Forest!

5th Annual Make My Day 12k/5k

See Results here:

12K Race Course Map: View the course map (11" x 17" PDF)

See the video of the 2013 Make My Day 12k!

Check the Calendar for information on all upcoming events

What's the Latest News??

(Last Updated by: Harry at 17:00, April 6th)

Recent Trail Work

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The Midlands Mountain Grant Project is complete.
We hope you had a chance to enjoy the new section
of trail. Richland County was so pleased with the
project that they have awarded us another grant!
We will soon be opening up another 4500
of new trail.

We will have plenty of opportunities for you to
get involved. We are excited about the trail
improvements and reroutes and need your help to
continue the progress. Please watch for work day
notices here, on Facebook and in emails.

What's Happening on
the Trails?
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Trail Work News

WHEN: Saturday April 12 9:00 am -
12:30'ish pm

WHERE: Gather in Ed Center parking lot by
9:00am or find us on the trail.

WHAT: We will be doing some needed repair
on the Bluff Area Tech Trail...yes the gully dips
need some work. We will have a USC group helping

Remember: Bring gloves, snacks and water.

Questions? Contact Harry (cell# 803-605-
3120) or post on the Friend's Facebook page

If you can't stay the whole time even an hour or
two is a big help! It is absolutely OK to take a
break from your run/ride and grab a tool...we
WILL NOT stop you!


Much like closure measures used in other areas to
protect trails from damage due to wet weather,
Harbison's great trails now have protection.
During heavy rain events and for 24 hours after,
trail users will be directed to stay off the
trails. You may still run, walk or ride the
gravel roads. Soon, Friends will have more
information about this process, including
directions to the alternate routes, displayed at
our new kiosk. The forest map already shows the
gravel roads.


If you would like to help with any of our
activities, please call Harry at 803-605-3120 or
James Miller at the Forest Office.

Read Marie McAden's article from the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism:
    "Check out Harbison mountain bike trails for serious fun"

Our thanks go to all those whose pictures are being used on the website. These photographs prove there is beauty all around us for those who have eyes to see.

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