Weston Lake Loop Trail

EASY 12 reviews
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Weston Lake Loop Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hopkins, SC that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

4.6 miles 18 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Directions from Columbia: Drive southeast on SC 48 (Bluff Road) for approximately 12 miles and bear right onto Old Bluff Road (Richland County S-734). Follow the signs to the Congaree National Monument.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail in the old hardwood forests with upclose encounters with cypress trees and swamps

4 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy, well marked trail through Congaree Swamp. The day I went I didn't see another person and got to enjoy the sounds of nature the entire way.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice walk and I want to do it again when there are leaves. I did see a Zebra Swallowtail butterfly and a Pileated Woodpecker!

walking
8 months ago

I graded this trail only on the condition of the surface. It received 5 stars because it was well worn and didn't have anything blocking the trail. The views from this trail are typical for this National Park.

hiking
11 months ago

Great views of Cedar Creek, with lots of bald cypress and cypress knees.

hiking
1 year ago

This was a nice hike like the boardwalks part of the trail was closed but we went anyway made it all that more exciting great little park to be in lot more trails than just this one

1 year ago

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hiking
2 years ago

Hooked up to this trail while doing the Oak Ridge Trail in the Congaree National Park, SC. Completely flat hike within the shade of the woods. No luck with spotting any big wildlife, did hear the "hooting" of owls.

hiking
2 years ago

This lake is nice, hidden behind the trees. I met up with this trail from Sims Trail on my way back to the car. Right off the boardwalk is probably the biggest pine tree I've ever seen. Nice overlook over the lake.