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Boardwalk Loop Trail

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 4.1 (31) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An elevated, self-guided interpretive trail showcasing spectacular trees.


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2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

Loop

193' 59 m

High

142' 43 m

Low

76' 23 m

Up

76' 23 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

ADA Accessible

Family Friendly Boardwalks are always fun for kids!

Overview

The Boardwalk Loop is a great introduction to what Congaree has to offer. Beautiful cypress and pine trees tower over you and provide opportunities for wildlife watching.

Need to Know

Portions of the boardwalk may be closed off due to flooding. Several sections of the boardwalk are uneven (due to settling of the supports) - be careful with children. No bicycles allowed.

Description

The Boardwalk starts behind the Visitor's Center. It has an optional entrance/exit to the Bluff Trail.

This is a self-guided interpretive trail which is shaded due to the high cypress and pine trees. You may see wildlife including birds, snakes, lizards, and woodland mammals.

The lower section of the boardwalk may be closed off due to flooding. Check the website or with a ranger before you start your hike.

Flora & Fauna

Cypress, oaks and maples. Cottonmouths and birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michelle Kras with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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  4.1 from 31 votes

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Lower boardwalk can be flooded. Check with the ranger or the website before you head out.
Jan 9, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Portion of the boardwalk lowers down near the ground.
Jan 9, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Wildlife
Jan 9, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Elevated Boardwalk Trail Congaree National Park
Mar 31, 2020 near Gadsden, SC
Lower Boardwalk Trail, Congaree National Park
Mar 31, 2020 near Gadsden, SC
Congaree National Park, South Carolina, USA
Mar 31, 2020 near Gadsden, SC

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Aug 2, 2021
Connor White
Didn't have enough time to do the full loop, but with level 2 mosquitoes this area was fantastic! Definitely need to come back! 1.1mi — 5h 30m
Aug 1, 2021
Lily Adams
Jul 16, 2021
Iana Ivanova
Jul 11, 2021
Joshua Hoyle
Jul 8, 2021
Kelly Champion-Smith
Jul 6, 2021
Brad Harris
6/12/21
May 8, 2021
Debbie Post
Dec 13, 2020
Haden Smith