Hike This Ancient Forest In South Carolina That’s Home To 500-Year-Old Trees
South Carolina’s most famous tree – called the Angel Oak – is located just outside of Charleston and it receives hundreds (sometimes thousands!) of visitors each day. Angel Oak is thought to be anywhere from 300-400 years old. But there’s an ancient forest in the midlands with trees that are more than 500 years old. And a walk through this magical forest is like walking through a storybook.
Congaree National Park is open 24 hours a day and offers hiking, canoeing, kayaking, camping (primitive and backcountry), and general opportunities to gawk at some of the largest and oldest trees in America. The park is open 365 days a year; however, the visitor’s center is closed on national holidays. Admission is free. Learn more on the official website for the National Park Service.
Address: Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061, USA
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Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.