Opossum Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Opossum Creek Falls Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Longcreek, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles
816 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





nature trips

trail running






24 days ago

A well-marked moderate trail. Will cross 2 small streams on the way to the falls. Beach area provides a place for those who want to take a dip. Recommend bug spray. Beautiful views with roaring falls.

1 month ago

Great hike for the entire family. Note the trail head is 75 feet from sign where you park your car; trailhead is marked by large boulders on both sides of trail start. When you reach the river you have to take a hard left in order to reach the waterfall. It is another .3 passing two streams.

2 months ago

One of my favorite waterfalls! The river was beautiful and the falls were roaring. I feel like the trail is varied and fairly easy for the first bit. On the way back up, it is quite steep for a ways. Very secluded and peaceful in late spring. For beginners who like a challenge!

2 months ago

Nice, well marked trail. Beautiful waterfalls. Stop by the beach on your way out.

2 months ago

Great workout with a beautiful view the entire hike.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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!!

4 months ago

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.

6 months ago

7 months ago

This is a great trail and wonderful falls. The road back to the trailhead is dirt, but well graded. Make sure you look for the trailhead sign when you park as there are several places that look like they could be the trailhead. We got a great surprise when we ended up down by the river. We will definitely go back when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy the river. We saw kayakers on the river. Make sure you go all the way to the falls. Once you get down by the river, you need to look for the trail that leads back to the falls. It is a fairly steep climb back up from the river, but the rest of the trail is a nice hike.

8 months ago

We hiked this on New Year’s Eve and it was 34 degrees! Our hike was incredible. We loved the terrain as it was very easy to walk it. The elevation was moderate and provided an exceptional workout. The scenery was beautiful even though it was winter and cold. Oddly we totally missed the waterfalls but enjoyed the beach area and water. This ends up being a hike on our top 5 list. Well worth the drive from Atlanta.

10 months ago

This trail was beautiful in the fall- at times when the breeze picked up, the leaves would fall down like colorful confetti decorating our path. The trek in was very easy with mostly downhill terrain, so we knew that the hike out was going to be much more strenuous, and it was. We are in our mid-fourties and not in great shape, but we managed it with just a few pit stops to catch our breath. The whole trip was worth it though, the falls are beautiful! We went on a Monday the beginning of November, and we were the only ones there the whole day. It's quite a treat to have lunch at the falls alone with your sweetheart! We hiked in with camping stools so we we able to relax and just enjoy the beautiful oasis- we definitely recommend this trail!

10 months ago

Great trail! Not too strenuous with nice rolling incline/decline throughout the trail. Spectacular waterfall!

11 months ago

Pretty trail, not too strenuous with a great beach to catch some rays before you head back out

11 months ago

This is my favorite Sunday afternoon trek.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Spring and fall bring lovely wild flowers and butterflies. The final destination is the best. The Falls run right into the Chatooga. Great for swimming in the summer.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nice hike. Falls impressive. Save some water and vigor for the climb back to the parking lot.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wonderful hike. I drove in from North GA and didn't regret it. The hike itself was fairly easy. Only about 1.5m in on a old dirt road. I went straight for the falls. They were fantastic!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The trail itself isn't that impressive unless it's wild flower season but the waterfalls/river destination is fantastic. Wear your bathing suit if it's warm enough. You'll regret it if you don't.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Good Trail nicely Marked and clear beautiful views of the Chattooga River would definitely recommend it

Monday, February 27, 2017

Beautiful place. Will definitely be back.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great family hike. The waterfall was great but the beauty of the chattooga river was stunning.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

It was stunning!

Monday, January 30, 2017

This is one of my favorite destination spots

Sunday, November 06, 2016

More like 5-6 miles round trip. Great hike, great workout!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Very nice trail with some wonderful views. Hiked the trail in late August and it was very hot, once I reached the falls it was nice and cool. The trail is mostly downhill so the climb out can be a bit strenuous.

25 days ago

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