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Boardwalk Loop Trail

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2.3 mile 3.8 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 76' 23 m
Descent: -76' -23 m
High: 193' 59 m
Low: 142' 43 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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

Michelle Kras

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.

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Wildlife
Jan 9, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Sometimes the boardwalk is not level.  Use caution.
Jan 9, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Portion of the boardwalk lowers down near the ground.
Jan 9, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Lower boardwalk can be flooded. Check with the ranger or the website before you head out.
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
The start of the Boardwalk Trail on a wet fall day.
Mar 13, 2016 near Gadsden, SC

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