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


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

100%

Runnable

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

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 run.

Flora & Fauna

Cypress, oaks and maples. Cottonmouths and birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michelle Kras with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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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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