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I've hiked four of the six trails Great Wall Loop, Deep Step, Big Rock and Tower. The trails on the South Trail head Great Wall Loop, Deep Step, Brown Wave and Skinny Loop are easy to find, and you usually have to share those trails with mountain bikers, which has never been a problem for us. There is a North Trail head, and that's where you can find Big Rock and Tower, their location isn't easy to find. You have to go a mile down Logging Road 661 and you will come to the parking lot( not very big), but that's where both the trailheads can be found. These Trails you usually have to yourself because of their location.

hiking
4 days ago

These falls are perfect if you wanted to spend a day with family and friends on a beach next to some beautiful falls. I cooked out on my grill and waded into the cool water a bit. If we didn't have 4 more falls to see, the entire day could've been spent there.

The road down is a bit rough, definitely don’t take more then a backpack. The falls were great and a nice small beach area. Can get a little crowded.

Great short hike along a well marked trail slow descent path past a river bend sand into the falls. Little not to like. Falls in full flow after all the past weeks rain.

backpacking
16 days ago

this Trail is perfect for hiking a mountain biking the length of the trail makes it challenging I would not recommend for a beginner hikers but if you've ever hiked the couple long Trails this Trail would be perfect for you lots of opportunity to run into wildlife living and dead LOL

Attempted this hike on 5/29/18. In need of trail maintenance. Lots of ticks, overgrowth, and downed trees. When numerous ticks were discovered on my husband and dog, we turned around.

The falls at the end of this trail were beautiful and worth the hike. Finding the trailhead was a little confusing. The actual trail was 75 yards back up the road from the trail marker.

hiking
22 days ago

Way too crowded for my taste. We had limited time and this was close, but the sandy beach at the bottom isn’t big enough for too many car loads of people to spread out. Try a spot on the Chattooga if there are multiple cars there.

Quick hike from the parking lot with a beautiful waterfall at the end. Really enjoyed this one after camping along the Chattooga River the night before.

hiking
1 month ago

Short easy hike a a nice waterfall with a small swimming hole. Great spot to cool off during the hot summer months.

Nice short little hike with an amazing view of the waterfall. Took my 3yr old with me and he did great. There are a lot of roots along the path, but otherwise a great hike.

Did this trail for the first time today. I’ll rank it up there as one of my favorite hikes. The 2.2 mike walk down to the Chatooga was beautiful. A gradual descent in a forest setting next to a creek. Lots of wildflowers and beautiful green ground cover. Finally it empties into the Chatooga. We didn’t see anyone on the trail going down but a couple of campers at the river. Great beach!!! Back up was a slow gradual ascent that was a decent workout but not at all difficult. Saw three others on the way up. Can’t wait to go back!!

this place is beautiful with a very diverse set of trails. There are a lot of mountain bikers but they share the trails very well. Love It!

Well worth the hike.

This is one of my favorite spots, especially during summer bc it’s a great place to swim. The hike isn’t anything fancy unless it’s wild flower season and the butterflies are going nuts but the destination is worth it. Waterfall and river in one. Can’t beat it.

Easy trail. Great falls. More falls if you cross the logs on the left at the split. Great spot for dogs to run and swim.

Good hike plenty of water on trail.

Pretty little hike, kid friendly. We started at trailhead off Nicholson Ford Road. The gravel road goes on for a while, but it eventually dead ends at the trailhead. Follow chatooga River trail until it branches off left to Liklog Falls, and Pigpen falls. From what I understand, Pigpen falls is off a side trail.

We parked @ Sloan Bridge and hiked to Burrell’s Ford and back. Consider doing the reverse if you want the more moderate hike the first half and don’t mind driving down the gravel road to Burrell’s Ford to start. Spectacular Spring day. Chattooga River was rushing. Fresh, new green growth and wildflowers abounded. Sections with lots of roots but others covered with easier pine straw. Great views along the way. Trail well maintained.

hiking
2 months ago

Good Hike River view some places on river to get water

The Falls are so close to the parking area this is not much of a hike but the 3 tiers of Falls are stunning

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls, flowing about a hundred yards right into the Chatooga River. Like past reviews state, the trail really isn't hard. It's mostly a gradual descent, about a mile and a half down an old two track. It can be confusing as it is not well marked. Go right at the fork just after the start. About a mile in, the trail veers north, you'll see an arrow made of rocks on the ground pointing the way right. You will be just over the river now on your left, and its loud. There's a side trail down towards the river, but keep going further to the red flag the left side of the trail. Go down here, straight towards the river. The trail heads down from here, and it's steep, but there are lots of trees to hold on to. Great spot on the river. There's a path up the right towards the falls, with several boulders to sit on and enjoy the falls. Or you can wade across the creek for a better trail up to the left side of the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

After getting lost on the windy gravel road, then trying to get to the trailhead on the washed out dirt road, I didn't start the hike too happy....but once on the trail found it to be very beautiful, mostly wooded until you get to the falls. The grade is fairly easy down to the river and falls. The falls are very nice and there is a sandy area where it would be nice to hang out on a hot day and wade in the water.
I do recommend parking your car at the beginning of the dirt road that leads to the trail head. It is about a half mile hike down to the trailhead, but better than taking out the bottom of your car.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful falls. One of my favorites yet. The rating is wrong. This hike is mostly moderate. The only section that gets your heart pumping is the uphill from the falls. An added bonus is Oppossum Creek Falls. Just down the main road a bit. A moderate 3 or more mile hike to another beautiful fall. Love the Chattooga River.

on Lick Fork Lake Trail

2 months ago

Park opens May 1.

I would say easy/Moderate trail. Some narrow paths, and a lot of roots. However we took our 2 & 3 year old kids and they walked it there and back no problem. In fact my 2 year old was tugging on me to hurry. It’s definitely worth the hike. Very serine, and the waterfall is absolutely beautiful.

The road getting to the trail was a little rough. You drive over two creeks. The trail is beautiful. The waterfalls are clean and flowing strong.

Wonderful hike with an incredible reward at the end. Highly recommended!

a little hard to find the trailhead. unless you have a good 4x4 don't try to drive down the dirt road, just walk it to be safe. Really fun waterfall with great swimming hole in the summer! Lots of fun!

fishing
3 months ago

I fly fished the chatooga. started at burells ford. beautiful trail and so very easy. Great Day!

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