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Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

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Watch out for snakes and gators!

Great hike, trail can be a little rough at times. Go in the dead of winter if you don't want to... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
True Wilderness Area

I’m always looking for a good nature walk while on my business trips. I was staying in Cayce SC... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Cleveland, Ohio
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Old State Road, Cayce, SC 29033
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Great hike, trail can be a little rough at times. Go in the dead of winter if you don't want to see the snakes and gators.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank shirleymains
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I’m always looking for a good nature walk while on my business trips. I was staying in Cayce SC when I came across this wilderness area. The 3 mile nature trail winds back in forth through the alligator infested bogs. Luckily the trail was very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank V7603GFdavidh
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

When we arrived in late April, the parking lot for this preserve was closed off. The closure seems like it may be permanent. Some of the previous reviews of this preserve are actually of the Cayce Riverwalk, which has paved sidewalks. There is an entrance...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sora72
Reviewed 1 April 2018

It is amazing how many places near Columbia you can go to and feel as if you are in the wild. This trail has a sidewalk throughout which makes it great for wheelchairs. There are several bridges that cross the creek which provide good vistas....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jeoiwo
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Totally amazing nature. One of the oldest Swamps Of the World; Old Trees, Wildlife, a boardwalk to be safe and to walk on. Never too crowded

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Harry B
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I've hiked this trail a couple of times now and both times I was just moved by the feeling of total PEACE there. Columbia has many fantastic paved trails but, for me, I like a more primitive trail and more of a feel of nature,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MarshaBGreenville_SC
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We came here as part of the city's Civil War geocaching tour. We wouldn't have known about this place otherwise, it is a little secluded and out of the way. There's a paved lot and a nice trail between the river and the woods. It...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank kurokitty
Reviewed 6 September 2017

In the Spring it is beautiful. The boardwalk takes you to a lookout over a lake. At the right time you may see egrets in plumage nesting in the trees.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve is a hidden gem in the midlands. The trail is very narrow, but well marked. The old clay pits and surrounding forest, now mini-ponds are home to a multitude of wildlife. On a recent hike, we saw a doe, pileated woodpecker,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank SCC1992
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hiking along the river and swamp areas. It's free and pet friendly. It's a great way to spend a weekend afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Taylor V
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