Sesquicentennial State Park

Founded in celebration of the City of Columbia's 150th anniversary, Sesquicentennial State Park, affectionately known as "Sesqui" (ses-kwee), offers a spacious green getaway in the heart of Columbia, SC. The park's 1,400 acres provide miles of hiking trails, bike trails, picnic shelters, camping, fishing, canoeing, and more.

The TRACK Trail at Sesqui begins near the lake's edge, near the Visitor Center, and traverses 2.2 miles around the pond. Visitors can use the brochures to learn about the trees, birds, ferns, and to find other things hiding in the woods. 

Sesquicentennial State Park does charge an admission fee of $6 for adults; $3.75 for seniors (ages 65+); and $3.50 for children ages 6-15; ages 5 and unders, free.

Track an adventure here
Official Track Trail sticker for Sesquicentennial State Park featuring the CCC Spillway.

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Mountain Bike Trails, Canoe / Kayak, Camping, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Interpretive Programs, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Gift Shop, Pet Area
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality: Open all year
Water cascades over the CCC Spillway at Sesquicentennial State Park.
Sesquicentennial's 30-acre lake on a calm day.
A picnic table on the banks of Sesquicentennial's 30-acre lake.
An off-trail creek that runs through the woods at Sesquicentennial State Park.

Adventures for Sesquicentennial State Park

Hiking

A Quest for Dragons

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
2.30
There are over 300 species of dragonflies in the United States. They can be found soaring and swooping over ponds, rivers, and swamps across the country. Use this brochure as a guide on your quest to discover the incredible world of dragonflies.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
2.30
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

The Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.50
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.
Hiking

Birds of Urban Parks

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Whether perching in the trees, wading in water, flying overhead, or singing from the shrubs, many types of birds specialize in a life in urban areas. Use this brochure to see how many birds you can find on your hike.
Hiking

Finding Ferns

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
2.30
The Finding Ferns brochure is a fun and challenging adventure. Follow the illustrations and clues to find as many of the ferns as possible. You're going to have to be a nature detective to find them all.

Directions

9564 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
Latitude: 34.088046000000
Longitude: -80.904182000000

Driving Directions:
From I-20: Take exit 74. Turn left onto Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), travel N 3 mi, park will be on the right.

From I-77: Take exit 17. Go N. on Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), for 2 mi. Park will be on the right. (turn left if traveling I-77 Southbound turn left onto Hwy 1; or turn right if traveling I-77 northbound)

Partners

This TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with the South Carolina State Parks, Sesquicentennial State Park, and with funding provided by the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation: