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Boardwalk Loop Trail

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 4.1 (24) 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°)

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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 24 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
Congaree National Park, South Carolina, USA
Mar 31, 2020 near Gadsden, SC
Palmettos in bloom in Congaree National Park
Mar 31, 2020 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
A Golden Silk Orb Weaver spider that you're likely to see from the Boardwalk Trail.
Jul 30, 2016 near Gadsden, SC

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Jan 26, 2020
James Nolen
Nov 21, 2019
Taylor Sepuha
Very well marked. Enjoyed the self guided tour 2.5mi
Nov 20, 2019
Hannah Hood
Saw white tailed deer (6), woodpecker, evidence of feral hogs, lots of squirrels. — 16h 15m
Oct 5, 2019
Ed Altman
Sep 27, 2019
Douglas Miller
Great hike. Not to hard beautiful trees of all kind. — 2h 00m
Aug 21, 2019
Roberto G
14h 22m
Jul 6, 2019
Michael Stevens
Jun 14, 2019
Clint Ferguson