Long Creek Falls

HARD 24 reviews
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Long Creek Falls is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Longcreek, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

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!!!

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

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1 month ago

2 months ago

Hiked this with my husband and kids (11, 7, 5 years).... it was a great hike! Like the others said it is pretty easy till the descent to the falls, it's very steep. Plan to spend time at the falls, it's beautiful! Lots of climbing on rocks and even areas to take a dip (it is a big river with a strong current so be aware of that). The climb out was tough as expected, but everyone did it. Actually felt shorter hiking up than it did down. Like others posted, it's a long gravel road to park, then walk the "jeep/utility vehicle road" and stay to the paths on the RIGHT. It splits at one point and someone was kind enough to have placed an arrow of rocks to keep right, so "thank you" to that person.

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy hike. Great location to take dogs.

hiking
4 months ago

I attempted this trail 2 days ago, however I think I went down the wrong left hand path (the one that had the arrrow made of stones blocking it and signaling to continue on the main path). After I realized that the left hand path I chose was treacherous, I went a bit further on the main path, but didn't see the mysterious left hand path I was supposed to take to descend. Can anyone advise me - is the path I was supposed to take before or after the one I took?

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4 months ago

7 months ago

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7 months ago

11 months ago

Great day!

hiking
11 months ago

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.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

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.

hiking
Friday, September 11, 2015

Fun trail easy to walk with a short downhill to the waterfall. Gorgeous waterfall to sit in front of and relax.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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Friday, August 07, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

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.

hiking
Sunday, January 04, 2015

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.