Explore the most popular paddle sports trails in South Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

20 hours ago

This is a great trail that winds through some unfamiliar swampland. Extensive storm damage with fallen trees causes quite a few diversions from the "normal" route, but trail markers are frequent and updated making it difficult to get lost. It gets a little buggy near the river, so wear bug spray, but the views are beautiful. Dog friendly, and easy to run so long as you don't mind hopping a few downed trees.

My husband and I went to the walk for the first time, in hopes to find the waterfall, but not only did we not find it, no one even knew it had a waterfall! I would love it if someone who knows where it is would post! I want to come back to see if We can find it??

22 days ago

Excellent loop through a wide variety of habitats, about 2/3 shady forest and 1/3 sunny marshland. Also some interesting rice plantation history here. Trails are well-maintained and easy to follow, though this particular route is not well marked. Make sure you pick up a trail map at the gift shop and know how to read it. Good wildlife viewing; the fish were literally jumping out of the marsh pond on my visit. Winter is best for coming here due to the bugs and sun. Overall, best hike in Charleston County.

If your just looking for some exercise, it’s not bad.

Very scenic. Really enjoyable!

1 month ago

Was the best project I undertook for the American Conservation Experience. rolling our canoes from the furthest Northern entrance, all the way to the mighty Congaree itself, clearing a path as best we could with our handsaws and crosscuts. I enjoyed all two or so months I was there. I just wish people would clean up after themselves, while fishing, after fishing, or during their own awesome canoe/kayak trip.

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful marsh, swamp and forest trails. Very friendly staff. Definitely coming back.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail with plenty of bird watching opportunities. Very enjoyable even with winter temperatures.

2 months ago

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

trail running
2 months ago

I love this area. It’s generally always open, inexpensive, and well maintained. There are both shaded and sunny areas and a few different trails to choose. We typically stay away from the forestland trails when it’s in the low fifties or has rained, opted for the sunnier trails.

Great trail for leisure not so much for serious joggers or bikers.

Be sure to check out my video of this trail to see how it looks! https://youtu.be/2c8wyl4aB3M This was a great little hike. Close to the visitor center, this little trail will take you under an hour to hike. You start by crossing a small bridge and then going down hill. Here you can see some ocanee bells, the flower that makes this trail special (there is a sign for it). You then hike up the hill to get back to the parking lot.

4 months ago

Great place. Lots of easy walking. It’s very scenic and good for beginners.

Been here several times... easy hike/walk. I will definitely go back again... ❤

nice hike but needs some bridge repair and is very noisy in some places cause of treatment plant

5 months ago

I hiked this with another girl (both above average fitness, average hiking experience). Despite very little elevation change, the trail goes through varied terrains that make for a beautiful hike. It was not overwhelmingly buggy, but we were glad to have bug spray. There's a marked trail down to the sandbar that made for a great lunch spot. Although the trail measures 10 miles, both of our trackers measured 13 miles--which could be due to the number of trail diversions required to get around fallen trees or pick back up on the trial when the markers weren't clear. With a few exceptions, it was well marked. It took about 6 hours (including our break on the beach), which was longer than the 4 hours we predicted. Overall, it's a great day hike and worth the time.

Great place to go for a day trip
So many things to do. Next time I'll bring a blanket and lie down with my family and listen to the rushing water down stream. Very relaxing.

road biking
5 months ago

Riverwalk is a wonderful community with cycling, mountain bike trail system, BMX track, kayak dock, and beautiful 3 mile paved trail along the river. Definite must visit!

gets too wet if it rains which limits ride time

mountain biking
6 months ago

GREAT trail system!!!!

6 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.

Super easy little hike! The signs along the trail are very informative, and we learned a lot of history while doing the loop around! The waterfall was a ton of fun; definitely a great family and kid friendly hike!

7 months ago

I liked it but I wasn't able to find a trail that it supposed to be 7 something miles but I did have fun and enjoyed the place

We had a great hike today. Ash and I did almost 7 miles. I would think we would see more wildlife. We saw a snake squirrel frogs and another big spider. I followed the red trail and it came out at foster creek which is so pretty.

Beautiful day for a walk. Had a great time.

Nice trail with river view

This was a good hike. Ash and I enjoyed it and will return. I should have continued past the sanitation facility. Next time we will go farther

Nice easy trail. No one else on trail but a few people hanging out in the water near the waterfall which really isn't much of a waterfall

8 months ago

Nice trail, enjoyed the view but around mile 3 there was construction on the path I didn't anticipate and had to, sadly turn around

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