Congaree Swamp Loop

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Congaree Swamp Loop is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hopkins, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

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.

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hiking
3 months ago

Simple boardwalk loop. Congaree is nice for a swampy area, (not my favorite scenery) but it had its unique beauties. As of 8/27, there are lots of banana spiders and other little spiders.

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7 months ago

With the river flooded this trail was one of the only options. It offered an easy stroll along the boardwalk. Ideal for birdwatching and observing the swamp ecosystem. Not very challenging but peaceful all the same.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Good but the trails need work

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11 months ago

OK I'm not going to recommend kyacking here by yourself! but as far as a hike around the boardwalk it was awesome! there was a huge amount of wildlife