Riley Moore Falls

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Riley Moore Falls is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Long Creek, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

river

waterfall

Easy to moderate hike that is a little hard to find off 748 since the 748C sign is tucked away from the road. Thank goodness there were other cars there to tip me off. The hike down to the Chauga river was easy, but it was a good workout back up to the road. The well maintained trail starts a ways down the forestry road, so keep your eyes open for the Riley Moore Falls sign to the left of the road.

hiking
2 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.

hiking
7 days ago

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.

hiking
20 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.

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
3 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

Just an okay hike. Definitely recommend walking in instead of driving, the road was awful and had huge holes/ravines when I went in January. Not that impressive of a waterfall but a nice hike for an afternoon.

6 months ago

Love it

8 months ago

This is a nice walk, it is heavily used.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice family stop for a day hike.
Kids can swim in the river, really nice swimming hole.

hiking
10 months ago

I love this hike with the family. It's pretty easy going if you drive down the access road from the gravel State Road that leads to the trail head. The sign recommending 4 wheel drive is accurate, especially in the summer when a random thunderstorm can leave it muddy. If you don't have 4WD, hiking it doubles the walking distance and makes for a much tougher uphill hike back to the car. The swimming hole and beach area are perfect, and there is plenty to explore down river and above the falls. Campsites are also plentiful, but please don't camp on the beach. Not only does it flood quickly in a rain storm, but it causes erosion and any junk left behind becomes a beach hazard or washes into the river.

hiking
10 months ago

We had a great time at Riley Moore. Had a pretty easy hike in, then wore ourselves out playing in and around the waterfall and had a tougher hike back out.

walking
11 months ago

Nice easy walk to the water falls. Beautiful little beach and you can even swim in the lake.

11 months ago

good hike and beautiful waterfall but bad with ticks..30 in 2 hours.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

You can drive through the make shift dirt road to a small parking area before getting to the actual trail. We saw other cars drive in, one that was low clearence like ours. we left the car half way through in a turn out, because the road was washed out and the dips were big. Unless you have an off road, Id leave it parked on the side of the main road. Once you get to the actual walking trail, its a great down hill hike (coming back we broke a sweat) We stayed a few hours at the fall, it was fantasic. We have never gone hiking before. Friends of ours came to visit from Fl. They wanted to see a real waterfall. Im going to check out other hiking areas, it might turn into an addiction!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Good easy trail to the falls. The road is a challenge if you don't have four wheel drive. Otherwise park at the main road.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The directions will take you to a road. If you don't have a truck or a real SUV with ground clearance then park at the mouth of the road and walk. At the end of the road is a parking lot and trail head. The trail is easy and rewards you with a gorgeous swimming hole, so bring your swimsuit.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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