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.
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.
Good but the trails need work
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
This trail actually had a mosquito meter and it's well worth it to check it out. This is a swamp so after a good rain it is wet and slippery. Beautiful flora and fauna and loads of wildlife. Feral hogs so keep an eye on your pups. Had one get completely out of her harness to have a look and we had to plough through muck to go get her. There is a boardwalk and a trail, in fact a few well marked trails and some are quite long. The boardwalk is no dogs allowed. We really enjoy this trail but it is clearly for hiking, not a breezy walk amongst the trees but have a look. It's well worth it.
Interesting walk through the swamp with views of Cypress trees , wildlife . Hot and lots of bugs in the summer.
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.
I've heard this national park referred to as the worst national park in America. I haven't been to all 59, but I have been to a dozen or so, and this is by far and away the worst that I've been to.
Nice easy hike. Water features.
Great and a very easy hike. Wheelchair accessible too.
It's a great hike; very scenic. But beware of the snakes sunning themselves along the trail. Look ahead closely before walking an looking up. And you will look up with the amazingly huge trees along the way.