Opossum Creek Falls Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Long Creek, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.6 miElevation gain839 ftRoute typeOut & back
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The trailhead is before the parking area and between two boulders.

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Laurie Mitchell
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HikingBlowdownGreat!

This trail is in very good shape. Some blow downs but all manageable. Be prepared. It’s all of 2 miles to the river plus .3 to the falls. The return trip is uphill most of the way. We were there after a big rain and there were two places to ford the creek - very manageable. The falls is absolutely worth the hike. Just gorgeous.

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Christine Favorito
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This was about 4.4 total there and back. The road to the trailhead was ~2.5 mi narrow winding gravel and could be bad if there was recent rain. The waterfall and river are beautiful. Trail is well maintained there was only one real creek crossing on the way to the falls. The climb back is pretty strenuous

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Jak Bantaum
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Josh McFarland
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Jana Higa
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Beautiful!

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Sean Devine
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Good

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Wen Copeland
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Father than what is on website. It was a total of 5.56 from the TH to the falls. I am an older hiker and would say this is a moderate+ hike.

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Heidi Matthews
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HikingBlowdownGreat!

This is not a 5+ mile hike, only a little over 2 miles one way. Beautiful trail following a creek much of the way with a few downed trees to get around but very doable. The trail up to the falls from the Chattooga river was cleared of vegetation not difficult except for one creek crossing as so many websites claim. Hardest part is the steady climb on the way back. Would love to know the name of the smaller falls seen through the trees to the left of the trailhead about a mile into the hike.

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K Pulv
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Tough walk back to the car but survivable. Pretty beach and waterfall.

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Laura Manning
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HikingBlowdownGreat!

The trail was beautiful. It starts out boring but it gets prettier and prettier and when you’re down towards the bottom almost all the trees have a carpet of moss on them. There’s some trees down and a few creek crossings, but it’s nothin I couldn’t go over, under, or around. Go left at the beach like everyone else said. I went early on a Tuesday morning and I didn’t see a soul for most of my hike. It was lovely.

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William Clark
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Matt Littleford
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Chad Love
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Overall, this trail was in great condition today. Yea, there are some blow downs that can make it hard to navigate around, but as others have mentioned, it’s very doable. When you reach the beach, keep left and walk parallel with the beach. You will see a small USFS marker indicating the falls is 0.3 miles. There are a couple of small stream crossings, but today they were of no challenge, but I can imagine after heavy rain or steady rain they could become too dangerous to cross. 

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Brandon Cook
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After 2 days of steady rain less than 48 hours prior to this trip, the trail was slightly muddy in a few places, and traversing the 2 main blow downs was a little precarious, but the trail was in good shape overall. The extra rain really added some extra water to the falls making for a spectacular view.

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Misty Head
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Andrea Underwood
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Great trail even with kids! There were some downed trees to climb over, but made for a good hike! the sandbar area is gorgeous with the river. We never saw trails to the falls so maybe next time.

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Jane Barker
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You start off with a several mile drive on a dirt road! Any car could do the drive. The parking lot is a 75 yds from the trailhead! The trailhead is clearly marked with 2 boulders! The hike to the river has some downhills and several downed trees! They are passable but require some effort and ingenuous thinking ! The trail to the falls goes to the left at the Chattooga River! There is a nice sandbar to hang out at and possibly camp at ! Then follow the .3 mile trail to the waterfall! There are 2 water crossings! The crossings might be difficult after a heavy rain! Then there are some boulders to climb to get to the Falls! What goes down, must come up! It is a steady climb out. 5.8 miles of winter bliss!

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Angela Adams
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Good trail...the way down to the falls is gradual and constant which leads for an unrelenting uphill on the way back. Never is it extremelysteep just constant. Two blowdowns require minor off trail to get past but no big deal. The creek crossing just below the falls has good rock hop, but water is quick moving so small dogs and children may need assistance. The road to the TH is good and passable by any vehicle, the parking area is fairly large and probably could hold a dozen cars.

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Jon Jordan
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Michelle Howard
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BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL, decent elevation changes, and nice sandy area to access the Chatooga River. The mileage is inaccurate it’s actually 5.25 miles round trip. Once you get to what appears to be the end of the trail at the river hang a left and continue .3 miles to the waterfall. There are some very technical water crossings and downed trees along this path so I wouldn’t recommend to a novice hiker.

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Sean Hogan
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One of my favorite hikes as 1. Only about 4 miles 2. Awesome Beach spot on the Chattooga River 3. Great Waterfall. I hiked this with a 7yr old and he did it without an issue. We had a great day hiking, hanging out on the Chattooga & exploring the waterfall. Quick Video of Our Hike: https://youtu.be/91coHXMFdOA

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Steve Davis
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Fun. Down trees 1.3 - 1.5 miles from trail head.

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Angela Hollander
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Ryan Bingham
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The hike was very beautiful! There is a downed tree on the trail about 1 mi in that you have to go off trail to avoid. The river and waterfall at the end were very scenic.

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Jill Osborne
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Gorgeous, as usual. Several large downed trees to negotiate (only an issue because of my leashed dog). We had a nice picnic and game of fetch at the river’s edge.

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Sharon Southerlin
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The trail is beautiful & usually a nice way to spend the afternoon. My friends & I hiked the trail on Fri. , Nov.6,2020, & due to high winds & lots of rain a week or so ago many trees are down & in one area the trail path is completely obstructed. You have to “forge” or create your own path in that area. Hike with care this weekend!

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Chris Armenti
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