Sims Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hopkins, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
This trail follows an old dirt and gravel hunting road that connects Congaree National Park's Boardwalk Loop Trail with the Weston Lake Loop Trail. Raised nearly 6 feet above the forest floor, the Elevated Boardwalk winds through a diverse old-growth forest. Use the self-guided brochure and listen for woodpeckers hammering away in the tall trees above. The Elevated Boardwalk ends at Weston Lake, an old channel of the Congaree River.
Nice easy hike. Water features.
This rating is only on the condition of the trail. It is flat and is very well maintained. The views are typical for the area.
Connector trail, but good if you want to add some more distance to your hike.
Raised boardwalk trail in Congaree National Park. It is actually 2.4 miles. Be prepared for bugs. You will see old growth bottomland hardwood forest.