Kingsnake Trail, Congaree National Park

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11.7 miles of interesting walking through multiple ecosystems and substantial American history. Visit for details. Call the park directly for current trail conditions before you visit. Every once in a while, the Congaree River floods it's banks, making a hike on most of the Kingsnake Trail impossible. (803) 776-4396 ext. 0

Pick up a free park trail guide at the visitor center before you start walking. There are many combinations of trails that can be enjoyed. The Kingsnake Trail is basically an out-and-back, but using those combinations can give you a more diversified outing.

Be sure to ask the rangers about the Friends of Congaree Swamp. This is a non-profit organization that helps protect and promote Congaree National Park and it's unique environment. More info here:
Trail length: 12 miles
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  • Posted by SCgregg1 on February 17, 2010


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    Reviewed by SCgregg1 on February 18, 2010

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    Been trying to do this hike, in it's entirety, for a couple weeks. Major flooding of the Congaree River has prevented that, until today.
    The Kingsnake Trail took me into a very remote area of Congaree National Park. Now, you want to talk about feeling alone in the wild? This was it! The trail was somewhat challenging today because of the recent flooding, but really only because of the slickness of the trail surface. It just slowed me down, which was a good thing because my slow progression allowed me to see many, many birds. Wicked awesome!

    This day hike is a little long at 11.7 miles, and not something you'll want to take your toddlers on, but if you want to take a long walk through a hardwood bottomland that is unlike anything else in the world...try it, you'll like it.
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