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wild flowers

Nice day hike... viewing deck is small but luckily there were few people on the trail. Note that as you walk from the parking area to the top of the 1st rise the trail continues to the left. The trail that goes to the right leads down the steep incline to the lake and is very over grown.

Several nice but well used camping areas along the trail that are either creek side or along the wider Chattooga. Sites are roomy and offer space for tents. We hammock camp so some sites had trees too far apart but we had no trouble finding a good spot. The hike in is very easy with a down slope. Hiking out with your gear is still easy but you are hiking out and slightly up. There are three really lovely waterfalls. The first, Pigpen is smaller and has a great wading pool. Safe enough even for younger children. Upper Licklog is viewed from the trail and is scenic. Lower Licklog can be accessed by a steep side trail but is worth the trip down and up. Early June is stunning because the rhododendrons are in bloom. Trail can be narrow and roots slick.

good hike and beautiful waterfall but bad with ticks..30 in 2 hours.

Super fun! Worth the drive. Finding it was a little difficult. The road leading to it is a small gravel road with only a tiny piece of cardboard to guide the way. It was worth the confusion though because it was awesome.

6 days ago

6 days ago

on Riley Moore Falls

8 days ago

The best waterfall I've ever been to! However, we did run across a copperhead, so be careful!

You can drive through the make shift dirt road to a small parking area before getting to the actual trail. We saw other cars drive in, one that was low clearence like ours. we left the car half way through in a turn out, because the road was washed out and the dips were big. Unless you have an off road, Id leave it parked on the side of the main road. Once you get to the actual walking trail, its a great down hill hike (coming back we broke a sweat) We stayed a few hours at the fall, it was fantasic. We have never gone hiking before. Friends of ours came to visit from Fl. They wanted to see a real waterfall. Im going to check out other hiking areas, it might turn into an addiction!

19 days ago

22 days ago

Hiked this one on 5-26-17. Saw all the blowdowns. Cleared 2 small ones. Had a run in with 2 Black Bears about 2 miles in. They took off as soon as they saw us. Very exciting. We hiked this as part of a loop with the Chattooga and Foothills trails totalling 18 miles back to Sloan Bridge.

Great easy trail, nice camp spots beside river. We found a rope swing at one of the campsites that the kids enjoyed. Great summer hike. Best early before crowds arrive . Trail is narrow in places, be careful with small kids. Hike down to the falls is worth it.

Loved it! Went with my wife and 10 year old son. As others have said, getting to the 2nd and 3rd falls are more challenging but worth the effort. The view of the 2nd waterfall was the best. We will do this trail again.

26 days ago

This is a great trail if you're looking for adventure and up for a challenge. Ignore the moderate rating, though. If you go beyond the first fall, it's very difficult. I went with the kids (4 & 10) and they made it, but there were some hairy moments. Gorgeous falls.