Where might I look for places on which to go for a medium length (3-5 miles) or longer walk -- and where I'd minimize my chances of encountering other people?
The Covid-19 pandemic is ongoing, and I've been trying to observe "social distancing" as strictly as possible. But it's become apparent that for my health I should really try to get outside more.
I live in a mid-sized American city (Columbia, SC) and have access to a car. Thus far I've just been going for short walks in my neighborhood. This has been okay, but there are a fair number people around and I feel somewhat uncomfortable being outside for longer than necessary.
There are a state forest and a national park nearby, both with hiking trails -- but the national park is closed and I'm informed the state forest is crowded. Are there other options I might not have considered? I'm happy to walk in wilderness, the city, or the countryside as long as I can easily avoid other people and cars. And I'm happy to do my own internet research on what's nearby, but I'm not exactly sure what to look for.