Congaree Kingsnake Trail

  • American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in Congaree National Park.
  • Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) in Congaree National Park, South Carolina.
  • Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) in Congaree National Park, South Carolina.


Dogs Yes

Bird Watching

Fall Foliage

11.1 (miles)


Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

South Carolina


King Snake Trail is a difficult hike in Congaree National Park. It's the longest trail in the park and takes hikers to areas seldom seen my most visitors. This trail may be a bit much for very young children. Dogs (on leash) are permitted on this trail. This trail has orange blazes. The park says "the King Snake Trail explores a remote part of Congaree. The trail offers excellent birdwatching, and hikers may spot deer, raccoons, opossums, and even bobcat tracks. Midway, the trail passes a large cypress-tupelo slough that seems to go on forever. On the other side of the trail, giant cherrybark oaks stand at near-record size." There is camping available in Congaree National Park.

Red Tape

Entrance Free
Contact: Congaree National Park 100 National Park Road Hopkins, SC 29061

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