Long Creek Falls is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Longcreek, SC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Trail is good until the end when it drops steeply into area of the falls which is near the river. Do NOT take the first descent on the left as it leads to a cliff overlooking the Chatooga River and NOT the falls. It is a BEASTLY climb out. Fabulous falls that flows into the river. Beautiful place!!!
This trail is not well marked. From the parking area, take the Jeep trail. Once you get to the hiking trail, do not make the mistake of taking a trail to the left when you first hear water. It's very slick and steep and leads to Raven's Cliff and Raven's Chute on the Chattooga River. Falls can be a busy place around lunch time with rafters and kayakers stopping for a break.
Nice Hike, Waterfall is hard to see from the main trail. I could not find the way down to the falls so we missed out on seeing the fall close up, but if you follow the trail another mile you will be at the river. This in itself is well worth the hike. look forward to doing this again in the near future.
Fun trail easy to walk with a short downhill to the waterfall. Gorgeous waterfall to sit in front of and relax.
Really nice hike until the end. Pretty steep descent, and a heck of a climb back out. Completely worth it though. The falls are gorgeous, and if you cross the creek you can sit right at the base. Nice camping area too.
Very nice family hike, 1.5 miles each way to the beautiful Chattooga River, nearly level most of the way. Last bit at the waterfall is steep but short.
I did this trail with my 11 and 7 year old. It is a good easy hike until the end. You go down a steep incline and coming out it is hard. It's a beautiful area on the Chatooga. My dog was in heaven! The only negative thing is that you are really secluded. No cell phone service. I get a little nervous that if we needed help we wouldn't be able to get any. I didn't let mine really swim because I was scared to, but it's a good swimming area.
Haven't done this one, but another trail close to this one is Opossum Creek Falls. That hike is a good one! The trails in this area have been maintained very well. Very beautiful trail system. Hats off to Sumter National Forest Rangers.
The trail is located at the end of a well maintained unpaved windy road. There is ample parking at the trailhead. The trail is an unused road to the right of the lot. It was marked with orange flagging. The trail had a couple of splits and we stayed to the right. It transitions to a winding trail. The roar of the falls provided an indicator we were close. There were branches across the trail and an opening to the left that led to a steep descent to the river and the outlet of Long Creek to the Chattooga River. From there we crossed the creek and was able to walk up to the base of the falls. Water was low so crossing creek was easy. Beautiful views and sound of roaring water from falls.
The falls were really nice. Long Creek runs another 50-100 yards and empties into the Chatooga. Rather easy until the end. Good trail. The day we went there was only one other person on the trail.