River Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

River Trail is a 10 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hopkins, South Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.0 miles Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips

trail running






The trail leads to the Congaree River, the lifeblood of the national park's great natural diversity. Wildlife is abundant. Approximately ten times a year (mostly in winter), floodwaters from the river cover nearly 80% of the park. When the river is low, a large sandbar may be visible. Vegetation here is notably denser than that of the other trails in the park.

1 month ago

1 year ago

Best to go in the winter when you don't have to deal with the heat, humidity and bugs. But make sure you check the water levels in advance because that is when most of the flooding occurs.