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Biking and Hiking Trails

 

Whether you are an experienced hiker or cyclist, or a casual walker, Lexington County has an abundance of trails to offer. Paved or rocky, hilly or flat, each trail is unique in its terrain and surrounding scenery. From landscapes of gorgeous flowers in springtime, to fiery foliage in autumn, these trails are showcases for natural beauty through every season of the year.

Palmetto Trail

Distance: 425 miles

Terrain: Part hard-packed dirt, part rough and unpaved

The Palmetto Trail connects the South Carolina mountains to the seacoast. Most of the trail is unpaved, and thus ideal for mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking.

Forest Acres Explorer

Distance: 6.3 miles

Terrain: Fairly hilly

This bike trail winds through multiple residential neighborhoods in Forest Acres and Columbia. It passes the Forest Lake Country Club golf course.

Beech Creek Ride

Distance: 17.6 miles long

Terrain: Fairly hilly

This bike route begins in Lexington and runs along the south side of Lake Murray. Cyclists can admire the views of the lake upon crossing over bays and creeks.

Little Mountain Explorer

Distance: 23.6 miles

Terrain: Fairly hilly

This bike trail is known for its beautiful autumnal views and final finishing hill. The trail winds around a mountain, through a residential area, by Lake Murray, and past several sparsely populated areas.

Atlantic Coast Bicycle Route

Distance: 71 miles

Terrain: Rolling and flat

The Atlantic Coast Bicycle Route stretches from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Key West, Florida, and passes through South Carolina near Ridgeville.

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