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Congaree National Park, Hopkins

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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  • I'm a SC native,but I've lived the last five years as an expat. Upon returning home, I was dying to visit this area to photograph it. Upon my arrival I found it clean and safe with a small welcome cen...  read more »
  • I went to Congaree on a solo hike this past week. It was a wonderful experience, with a few caveats. The boardwalk section of the trail (over 2 miles) is great. However, I did the full river trail (10...  read more »
  • This is an old growth forest with pine and cypress trees. You can walk on a boardwalk through the forest. This is a flood plain so check for alerts before going especially in spring. They have huge sp...  read more »
  • Admittedly, I was shocked to find out there was a national park outside of Columbia. I was raised in the South and never knew this park existed although I consider myself an outdoorsman. I was more shocked to find out this park is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever visited. Take your time to take in the unique landscape with bald cypress and pine trees. Witness the water logged swamp with all it's biodiversity. This is one of those parks that you have to look closely at what's in front of you to see the beauty instead of the large sweeping landscapes of some other parks.
  • The boardwalk trail is nice and easy. Had a great experience in a relatively empty park. Check out the large, interesting spiders.
  • One of the smaller parks but trails were well done and clearly marked. Boardwalk trail makes it great for kids and elderly, but plenty of longer trails for the serious hiker. Saw lots of wildlife. Make sure to get on the river/creek. Morning ranger canoe tours often have cancelations so if you couldn't reserve a spot in time, show up at the visitor center around 9a to see if you can squeeze in. Short paddle but an experience defiantly worth seeking out. Could easily see all you could want to see in two days.
  • Great place for a nice hike. They have rebuilt some of the walkways. Some of the trails have fallen trees so be careful. Enjoy the beauty of this park, there isn't many like this. Here you will find some of the largest trees left on our planet, take some time and sit on a bench and just stop, listen to nature. Warning bring some bugs spray for your skin and hair, along with deer for your clothes. Yellow Flys can be rough.
  • A delightful way to spend the day or a half day! No fee, ranger led tours, contains the tallest trees east of California, an extensive board walk & trail system that the kids will enjoy and you can bring your dog. We have been several times in the past 5 years and always enjoy the visit - it is sure to please! We've never had "bug" problems, but then we are native to South Carolina... so I guess we don't notice them.
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