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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
I visit these trails weekly. It is overall a good setup (especially compared to the area...) but lacking in trail maintenance. I have not been out there after a big storm, but judge by the trail erosion it'd have to be a mud-fest. I would...More
this 2.5 mile trail is excellent for hiking through forests and water ares. not many markings make for a wonderful adventure. Yes, I was lucky to observe a large gator resting on the banks of the water filled clay pits of the old brickyard. many...More
This is one of the nicest natural area we have visited. A number of trails meander through forest and meadow. A nice variety of birds for the calendar period we were there, late January. Watch out for the numerous fire ant mounds.
First trip to Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve. Don't confuse it with Congaree National Monument which is not too far away. Congaree Creek is very natural. Except for a few (sometimes too few) trail markers and the occasional bridge, very little is done to improve the...More