Bluff Trail, Congaree National Park

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1.7 miles of easy and interesting walking through the youngest ecosystem in Congaree National Park. This trail passes through new-growth loblolly pines and mixed hardwoods, providing an opportunity to witness what goes on in the "new" woods, compared to the ancient environs of the rest of the park. Visit http://www.nps.gov/cosw/index.htm for details.

The Bluff Trail can be the start of a longer, and super biodiversified hike using the many combinations of trails available at Congaree. Pick up a free trail map at the visitor center before you start walking.

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: http://www.friendsofcongaree.org
Trail length: 2 miles
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  • Posted by SCgregg1 on February 22, 2010
      

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    Congaree National Park

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    Reviews of Bluff Trail, Congaree National Park



    Reviewed by skyetracker26 on February 5, 2013

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    Really fun the dogs loved it
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    Reviewed by SCgregg1 on February 24, 2010

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    Great hike that can be easily expanded by using the boardwalks. This is mild walking that the whole family can enjoy.
    Make sure you go all the way to the Bluff Campground. You can hang out in the big clearing or have a trail lunch on one of the picnic tables.
    The trail links up with the Elevated Boardwalk and follows it (R) to the stairs (L). The Bluff Trail will lead you back to the After Hours parking lot from there. If you want to expand your hike, go left as the Bluff Trail links up with the Elevated Boardwalk. You can then walk the 0.7 miles down to Weston Lake.
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    Bluff Trail, Congaree National Park 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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