Harbison State Forest
This Saturday, June 1, 2013 is National Trails Day, and there are plenty of opportunities to spend your weekend outdoors in Columbia. In fact, to us, National Trails Day is simply the perfect excuse to enjoy the warm and get outdoors! Join us in celebrating by hiking, biking, and exploring trails throughout the Columbia region, including South Carolina's only national park.

Here is a list of events celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday and some surrounding events throughout the weekend:

Congaree National Park
Saturday morning, hit the trails for a Nature Discovery hike at Congaree National Park, South Carolina's only national park. No registration is required -- just show up to the Harry Hampton Visitors Center, located at the park's entrance, at 9:30 am to join an experienced ranger guide for a hike through this bottomland growth swamp.

Roll up your sleeves and join Congaree National Park rangers to clean the Congaree River at the Bates Bridge landing. Do more than explore the trails - help make them a better place. The cleanup will be from 9:00 am - Noon. Call 803.776.4396 to register your spot. 

If you want to take your own self-guided tour, Congaree National Park welcomes you with free admission 24/7! Just follow one of the many trails through the 22,000 acre park.

From 9:00 am ' 11:00 am on SatudaySesquicentennial State Park is offering a 2-mile guided nature hike through the Sandhills Hiking trail. Registration is required call (803) 788-2706 or e-mail sesqui@scprt.com to register.

Harbison State Forest
In April, Harbison State Forest added 5,000 more feet of sustainable new trail onto their Midlands Mountain Trail. For National Trails Day, explore the new path and existing trails by hiking or biking. Daily parking fee for Harbison is $5, call (803) 466-5360 for more details.

Dreher Island State Park 
More trails and parks throughout the region:
The Palmetto Trail
Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve

Need to gear up for National Trails Day? Find outdoor gear, apparel and more at one of Columbia, SC's local outfitters.

If you're looking to make a camping trip of your weekend, view camping options and find more things to do while in Columbia, SC.