Guignard Clay Quarry Loop
Department of Natural
Resources Congaree Creek Heritage
From the parking area, follow red and green trail markers on this winding,
occasionally steep, and challenging loop trail through a dense wetland
area. You will pass through mixed woods
beneath dangling Spanish moss, make your way through tall, swampy grass,
and balance atop dikes between murky backwaters. Benches at several
points along the trail provide an opportunity to stop for a minute, and
possibly observe wildlife including a variety of birds, alligators,
large turtles, iridescent-indigo dragonflies, great blue heron, and
During wet weather
the trail may be impassible in places. Insect repellent is recommended,
especially in warm weather, as well as water and first-aid supplies.
Although the trail is located near some of
industries, the area is quite isolated.
motorized vehicles or bicycles are allowed.
2.7 mile loop.
From I-77 Exit 2 (Saxe Gotha Dr.) south of Columbia, drive north on 12th
Street Extension and turn right onto Godley Street. At the stop sign,
turn right onto New State Road. At the fork, turn right onto Old State
Road (S-32-66) and the parking area is 1.4 miles on the right.
Daylight to dusk.
P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC, 29202, Telephone:
November 16, 2005
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South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
1205 Pendleton Street :: Columbia, SC 29201 :: 803-734-0173
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