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The boardwalk was great. Enjoyed the walk around and it was ideal for the kids (5, 2) to walk around. Other than a few spots most of the ground was dry with minimal standing water.

it was a very easy walk around with a bit of flooding when we went. Plenty of fish, birds, and reptiles to see! Enjoyable with some beautiful swampland to see.

walking
1 month ago

Nice walk through an impressive cypress grove. No shortage of birds and turtles. The boardwalk itself is in sorta rough shape.

hiking
1 month ago

Terrific loop trail that offers up all the best that congaree has to offer. The path is well marked and easy to follow as it is well worn in. As others have said there are several large downed trees but there are easy to follow side paths around all of them. If it's been raining and the water level is up; expect a few large puddles in the trail. But these can be negotiated easily enough. I enjoy hiking this trail for the peaceful serenity it provides.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a small loop on the north end of the park. Trail is not the easiest to see but definitely the go-to trail for those looking for something easy.

walking
2 months ago

Love this trail for a quick walk in the wilderness. This is a must see for people visiting the area. Mosquitos were not too bad big bug spray is a must. Saw a few turtles, snakes, and deer on todays trip.

Great trail that begins on a boardwalk, transitions to trail then back to boardwalk. A small overlook of the lake is included as well and is a nice treat. The trail is well kept but still nature focused. The sights on the trail vary so you are seeing new things. The bugs are horrible of course, we wore 25% deet bug spray and didn't get bit at all. The trail was muddy even though it hadn't rained for a week, though that wasn't so much a bother. My wife and I enjoyed the trail greatly and would highly recommend it!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice boardwalk trail. The loop to Weston Lake was partially flooded and had some downed trees from wind damage. The old growth trees are awesome.

walking
3 months ago

nice flat walking trail in a beautiful forest. great for small kids.

3 months ago

I was not as big of a fan of this one.. its too flat I like poinsett state park

Mostly flooded when I went. Boardwalk and camping area were clear. Beautifully maintained.

hiking
4 months ago

Was a nice walk with a lot of downed trees to play on. even got to see a snake on one of the smaller bridges.

walking
4 months ago

nice easy trail with plenty of great scenery

4 months ago

easy trail, great for kids

Nice trail.part of the loop is flooded out. Very unique scenery.

Fantastic trail. Always take the in laws here with the kids. It’s a great loop.

Glad to have gotten here before the bug season so to speak. Definitely be prepared for obvious swamp like conditions after rain.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Excellent if you like to relax in a hammock you can find a really nice spot along the Cedar Creek bank.

Easy trail, good walk. Go early in the year to beat the bugs. It is a swamp, so be prepared for mud if it has rained recently.

hiking
8 months ago

really nice trail- very flat. closer to 7 miles even. would recommend all the trails in this park. the camping area is about .25 miles from the visitor center, and the access trail to the trailhead is another .25 or so from there.

hiking
8 months ago

Quick, easy trail. Peaceful!

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty cool for birding. Would like to come back in the summer to see if we could find Otters in the back.

Easy hike. Went during the winter and only saw a few others. Great scenery!

9 months ago

Great trail for an easy family hike. Marked all the way along so you can’t get lost. Fun day!

10 months ago

We loved this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The trail was gorgeous, with lots of cover so that even on a hot day it didn't feel so bad. There are lots of downed trees to climb over, including one section that became nearly impossible to pass due to the number and location of the fallen trees, but ultimately the hike was worth it and it made a nice change of pace.

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

It's a nice walk but hardly a hike. Great for little kids, very nice boardwalk.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Nice, bring bug spray! Very easy trail but lots of downed trees in trail path.

Monday, June 26, 2017

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