Congaree Boardwalk Loop Trail
If you can do only one hike in Congaree National Park, the Boardwalk Loop is the one. Congaree is unique for preserving the largest tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United States, and the Boardwalk trail shows you the best of this remarkable place. The trail is easy, accessible, and family-friendly.
- Video and Hike Directions
- Where to Park for the Boardwalk Loop
- Insider Tips and Recommendations
Where is the Boardwalk Loop Trail?
Use this trailhead address:
Harry Hampton Visitor Center, 100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061
There is no entry fee for Congaree National Park. And there's plenty of parking at the Visitor Center lot.
The Visitor Center is worth a visit too!
You don't need any special hiking gear for the Boardwalk Loop Trail. The entire hike is on a hard boardwalk; any type of footwear will work. Ideally you'll have comfortable fitness clothing for the hike.
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Boardwalk Loop Trail Maps
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Boardwalk Loop Hike Directions
Need More Info?
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- When planning, always check the park website and social media to make sure the trails are open. Similarly, check the weather and road conditions.
This Guide Was Written by Cris Hazzard
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