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Oakridge Trail

Easy

Trail

3.9 mile 6.2 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 341' 104 m
Descent: -367' -112 m
High: 201' 61 m
Low: 137' 42 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Clay-based trail can be slick the day after rain, but dries out fairly quickly.

Description

This is a flat, easy run through Congaree swamp. The well-marked trail meanders through cypress forest and old-growth pine, crossing and recrossing creeks. The National Parks Service has been kind enough to bridge the creeks and add boardwalks over the muddiest parts of the trail, so there's no particular reason to get wet. It's also far enough off the boardwalk that on the unlikely chance that you run into other runners, a few moments' pause will give you the trail to yourself again. The entire trail is clay-based, so it will be slick if it's rained within the past 24 hours. The entire trail is also close to stagnant water, so mosquito repellent is advised between April and November.

Keep an eye out for local wildlife: deer, wild hogs, black fox squirrels, red-tailed hawks, and owls are frequently spotted, especially in mornings before the heat of the day. Golden silk orb weavers are also common along the trail, whose fascinating yellow-colored webs are worth keeping an eye out for (and not just to avoid walking into one face-first). Dogs are welcome.

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Along the backside of the trail
Jun 14, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
A tall tree along the side of the trail.
Dec 7, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Trail marker
Jun 14, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Cedar Creek as seen from the Oakridge Trail.
Dec 7, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Trail Sign
Dec 7, 2016 near Gadsden, SC
Wise Lake
Dec 7, 2016 near Gadsden, SC

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