This is my favorite trail so far. Not only are the views amazing, but you will more than likely not encounter people. The trail is hidden on a dirt road that has a few spots for parking. It's a bit rugged, the rain has washed out a good portion of the trail. It's a forested trail until you get to a clear opening revealing the view of the mountains. Also, be cautious of rattlesnakes. Did not come across any myself, but came across a guy studying them on one of the cliffs.
A trail marker for the lower falls trail, although it is marked with black dashes, so I am writing my review here.
The GF and I hiked this the lower falls trails over the July 4th weekend. The lower falls trails are more difficult than the upper falls trails as there is more of an elevation you have to climb on the return.
The trail has to forks, one fork takes you to an overlook, the other to the river where you can climb and lay on rocks. There were some people swimming beneath the falls, despite the no swimming sign.
I would rate the hike as moderate as the return from below the falls is steep in some sections and requires scaling a few rocks/boulders.
The views from the lookout as well as from below the falls are excellent. I plan to do this hike again.
It was a Lovely hike! the Upper Creek Falls entrance hike is much shorter and easier than the Lower Creek Falls, loved the little pools everywhere! once you reach the pools you can go around (longer way out) but worth it! very enjoyable hike!
From SC so it was a bit of a drive, but that's what I do! It was a long 2-3mile drive to the trail head on a thin dirt gravel road, very cool if you ask me!..trail was ok, not too hard but some spots get ya. The view from the top was surreal! Sheer serenity! I went on a Tuesday and was only one up there, Best view I've seen yet! Go if you haven't already :)