Lick Log Creek Falls Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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Lick Log Creek Falls Trail is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Mountain Rest, South Carolina 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

hiking
27 days ago

Our daughter absolutely loved this hike and had a blast playing in the pool at Pigpen with her cousin. There was a tree down blocking the trail between Pigpen and Licklog the first time we visited, but we have gone back to play at Pigpen again and got to go check out Licklog. Definitely worth the easy hike.

camping
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

nice hike lots of time beside the river

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Walked to lick log and pigpen falls from Nicholson ford then backtracked north on the Chattooga River trail to Big Bend falls. Beautiful walk. The trip to lick log and pigpen falls from the parking area was an easy hike in and out. The last few yards down to the river and the base of the falls were steep and treacherous. From Nicholson ford to the river and back is only right at 2 miles but the walk a little further north or south on the Chattooga River trail is worth the effort.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike on 2/19/17. Parked at Russells bridge lot on 28 at the SC/GA line, hiked 3.5 miles before encountering our first person (backpack camper), then some father/son campers near the falls. Great day and weather. Was a total of 9 miles in and out. I'll be back to see that beautiful Chatooga on this hike.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

10 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

hiking
Friday, September 25, 2015

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.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Monday, June 08, 2015

hiking
Monday, May 25, 2015

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!

hiking
Monday, March 16, 2015