Lick Log Creek Falls Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Lick Log Creek Falls Trail is a 9 mile out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, SC that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

9.0 miles 125 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



2 months ago

Great hike ! Steep trail down to falls but well worth it! Beautiful waterfall and great view of Chatuga River.

1 year ago

1 year ago

I hit this trail from Nicholson Ford Rd, where you jump on the Foothills trail (white blaze) then switch over to the Chattoogga Trail.
By going about it this way you can hit up 3 falls, PigPen falls first, Upper Licklog Falls and then Lower Licklog Falls where it dumps into the Chattooga river.
Distance was just 3.47miles out and back.
At both PigPen Falls and Lower Licklog Falls you can get in the water, dip your feet it and even sit back and just relax and enjoy the views.
I was unable to find a way down to the Upper Licklog Falls and had to settle on getting photos from trail side.
Getting down to Lower Licklog Falls can be a bit of a scramble but not horrible. Me and my trusty hiking bud Jude (the dog) didn't have much trouble.
A very nice trail, not too strenuous and we didn't see a single person the whole time we were out there.

1 year ago

Make it your own hike. I believe there is another fall called Pigpen that's an easy hike maybe a mile in. Easy to the top of Licklog, and plenty of cascades on the way in. It's a moderate scramble to the bottom of Licklog though, where it flows in to the Chatooga. It's worth the effort, but may be too difficult for some hikers and pets. I came back after that, maybe 3 miles round trip, but there looks to be a lot left to explore!