Chattooga River Trail is a 14.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, SC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice hike up the Chatooga River from Hwy 28 on the SC side to Lick Log Creek falls, in and out.
Great camping and hiking!
I began the trail at Highway 76 at the South Carolina border. The landscape has a lot of interesting changes and the hike is moderately strenuous. There are rivers and streams to cool off in and get water from. There are some fallen trees but they are easy to get around. The trees are really big and beautiful. It was hot so bringing water is recommended if you don't want to risk drinking from the streams and river. I only saw 4 people on the trail at the beginning. At the start of the trail, there are places to swim. There were a lot of people at those areas. No inner tubes allowed.
Did a 20 mile trail run loop from SC28 to the point Foothills trails forks off from Chattooga. The river is present a good bit, offering nice views. A few small water crossings that were probably heavier than normal since a thunder storm came through providing a heavy downpour. A lot of fallen trees and bush trail overgrowth. It was fun. There are a some nice campsites along the river that were all taken this Memorial Day weekend.