Cedar Creek

Gadsden, South Carolina 29052

Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This paddle tests your steering skills from the outset, as Cedar Creek twists and turns, making 180-degree turns and splitting into channels, but not so many as to be confusing—unless you are on the river above recommended levels when the main stream spills into the adjacent floodplain and becomes very hard to follow. Cedar Creek passes under two hiking-trail bridges, which help gauge your position. About halfway through, the creek widens, and turns become less abrupt, but be ready for a few blowdowns; however, the park service keeps fallen trees cut more than your average swamp stream.

The takeout is marked by yet another hiker bridge, and if you don’t get out here, it is 20 miles downstream to the next access on the Congaree River. Don’t attempt this trip outside the recommended water levels, for the stream disperses when too high, and when too low you will be pulling over more logs than you want."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Cedar Creek at Congaree NP near Gadsden, SC, minimum runnable level: 4.0 feet, maximum: 7.0 feet. Gradient is 1.0 feet per mile.
Tidal Information
Sept through May
Additional Use
Adventure Carolina, Inc., 1107 State St., Cayce, SC 29033, (803) 7964505, adventurecarolina.com
Local Contacts
Congaree National Park; USGS Quadrangle Maps: Gadsden
Local Maps

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Dec 2018