On the Congaree River, this park is the largest portion of old-growth floodplain forest left in North America. Some of the trees are the tallest in the Eastern US, and the Boardwalk Loop is an elevated walkway through the swamp.
I hiked this trail in June of 2016. You walk on the boardwalk, passing by bald cypress trees, tupelo trees and loblolly pine trees. It is a beautiful area.
Here is a short video I made of the pictures we took along the hike.
It's great that this area is protected but not exactly a scenic experience. Bottomland forest without much wildlife and no real views. If you like old growth hardwoods in the bottomland, this is the largest collection of that! If you don't know what that means, this trail will suck for you.
Li K. on Oakridge and Kingsnake Trails
Giant blue egrets (?), giant pileated woodpeckers, giant trees, not quite giant but pretty impressively sized hogs. Long flat trial, a little muddy.
Bill A. on Oakridge Trail
Flat, shady, muddy at times. Very frequent red blazes. Common to see wild boar. Check conditions before going as flooding is common in winter.