Weston Lake Loop Trail

EASY 28 reviews
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Weston Lake Loop Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hopkins, South Carolina 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.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

9 days ago

hiking
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hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy trail. Perfect for families and dogs. Not too strenuous but beautiful scenery.

1 month ago

Really beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Really cool boardwalk component. A flat, green, bird haven.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We took our daughters (5 and 8) along for this hike. My husband measured it at 4.4 miles exactly (as the NP itself states). This was a nice hike along a well-worn, well-marked trail. We went the last weekend in February and saw hundreds of birds along the trail... especially in portions which bordered Cedar Creek. Robins, cardinals, and more! This was a great hike! The length is just perfect for medium-sized kiddos who want to explore the great outdoors. Take sunscreen, bug spray, and plenty of water! Snacks are a must too!

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

8 months ago

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

10 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
Sunday, June 12, 2016

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
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

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
Friday, March 11, 2016

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
Sunday, December 20, 2015

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