Congaree NP River Trail

  • Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) in Congaree National Park.
  • White-tailed Deer doe in Congaree National Park.


Dogs Yes

Fall Foliage

10.4 (miles)



Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

South Carolina


River Trail is a difficult hike in Congaree National Park. It does not have much elevation gain, but makes up for it with double digit distance. This trail may be a bit much for very young children. Dogs (on leash) are permitted on this trail. This trail has white blazes. The park says "this trail takes you to the Congaree River, the lifeblood of the area's great natural diversity. About ten times a year, floodwaters from the river cover the park. Because much of the forest along the River Trail was logged prior to the park's establishment, the vegetation here gives you a view of a forest in successional stages." 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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Congaree National Park Hiking Trail Guide

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