Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the floodplain, carrying nutrients and sediments that nourish and rejuvenate this ecosystem and support the growth of national and state champion trees. When compared to all of the world's forests, Congaree is among the tallest.
We'll meet at the park's Visitors Center and prepare to cover 5-7 miles of this swampy park (we'll determine the trails upon Ranger's advice). Expect the hike to take 3-4 hours.
Congaree NP is about 110 miles from Charlotte and should take almost 2 hours to drive.
• Dogs are allowed on all trails including the Boardwalk. Dogs must be kept on a leash and attended at all times.
• Each hiker is responsible for their own water and snacks. Be well prepared for a long day.
• Carpool where possible using the advice from the Discussion Board HERE.
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