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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 bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 357 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Beach

River

Waterfall

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Getting There

Easy to moderate hike that is a little hard to find off 748 since the 748C sign is tucked away from the road. The hike down to the Chauga river is easy, but it is 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.

GPS Waypoints Lat: 34.740917 Lon: -83.1795

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Reviews (214)
Photos (135)
Recordings (138)
Completed (435)
Jefferson Giles
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Hiking

Cleaned up a lot on last couple months. Great little trail. Easy hike and great for families

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Jess O
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Hiking

Beautiful! Not much litter, either. Fairly crowded by 10:00.

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Jason Bales
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Hiking

Great trail, super easy. A lot of mud

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Peggy Whitmire
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Beautiful falls , easy hike. I wish i would have waited until winter go because a little too crowded for my liking.

Aaron Bridgman
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Hiking

great easy trail. if you have a off-road or all-wheel drive vehicle be sure to take the path intended for you to use those things you have in your vehicle.only take your girlfriend CRV if it's all the drive. also my recording reflects the entire hike there and back and a little while hanging out.

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Claiborne Linvill
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Muddy

Great trail for families, as it isn't difficult and ends in a wonderful swimming area. My kids can play here for hours. I would not advise driving down the service road as it's full of big holes and mud, so park on the gravel road and walk in. Tips: leave before you're too exhausted, as the hike back is uphill, rocky and hot. Go early and plan to leave by 1pm or so as the crowds gather. And please bring a trash bag to clean up after all the inconsiderate people who came before you.

Christy Gordon
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Hiking

Easy trail to falls. The waterfall, river, and swimming hole are nice, but as others have noted, it gets crowded and there’s an appalling amount of litter here. I’m talking dirty diapers in bushes, endless soda and snack rubbish, and what appeared to be a bag of s***.

Stephanie Pierce
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Hiking

So much trash everywhere. Humans have ruined this place

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Hunter DeChamplain
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Hiking

Trail was a breeze. We parked on the road rather than drive down the service road to add a little extra work to the hike (added about a quarter or half mile both ways so the whole trail was ~3 miles round trip). Brought a picnic and hung out by the falls swimming and having a grand old time. Can get crowded so go early!

Amanda Aldana
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HikingRocky

The trail was very short and easy. It’s a complete down hill walk to get to the waterfall so be prepared to walk straight uphill to get back to your car. We parked on the gravel road then walked the rest of the way down to the beginning of the trail. If you plan on driving down to the beginning of the actual trail you need a truck or Jeep, otherwise you’ll get stuck. Also recommend getting their early to avoid any crowds. We got there at 9 then left at 11:30 when more families started showing up.

Kristin Kessler
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HikingBugsMuddy

Really good trail for families. Easily walked. First .25mile is road that could be driven on. Parking before entering National Forrest. Great for swimming!

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Charles Allen
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Bird Watching

It was very busy on the trail this Saturday. Still, it’s a great short hike with waterfall, beach, and swimming hole

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Erin Farmer
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Hiking

This trail was fairly easy- the recent rain made parts muddy but there were plenty of families that made the trip as well. Definitely bring swimming gear!

Karen Schuler
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Hiking

We went 05/20/2020. Followed the gps per all trails app through apple maps and got us there without a hitch. Be prepared to drive down about 3 miles of gravel road, well maintained. Trail head was not clearly marked but easy to find, there was an opening and a place to park, that was the hint. You can actually drive part of the trail if you have a 4wd but we chose to hike it. It just rained and it was very soggy. We can’t risk getting stuck since there was nobody else there and no cell signal. Trail was great, shaded for the most part. We had 3 little kids and a dog, fairly easy for them. Nice beach at the falls. Great water falls! Good swimming hole, water too cold but the kids didn’t care. People obviously had fires going by the beach. I wish that everyone would pack in and pack out their trash, it’s everywhere and just makes us sad.

James Davis
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Hiking

Access road to it closed down on 5/23/2020. Disappointing after making the trip to see. Guess I should have viewed this app instead of google maps

Lisa Lanham
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Hiking

We followed the gps to the location from this app. Seemed a little sketchy because there were no signs saying Riley Moore Falls, and the last road was nearly two miles of gravel, but it took us to the exact location. We parked at the entrance along the road that some with 4WD vehicles travel down, but we walked down and then picked up the trail from there... to the left of a big gate. The trail itself was easy and well worn...you walked down all the way to the falls and back up all the way to your car! The falls are so beautiful and well worth the walk. Definitely recommend this trail and waterfall! The water was pretty cold still...it’s mid May, but the swimming hold is absolutely perfect.

Jefferson Giles
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Hiking

Very nice trail. Clear and easy to follow. Most people park at spy rock rock and walk but adventurous ppl drive the extra half mile down. It’s a little over 1 mile down to the falls , there’s a large sandy area where people hang out and relax while others are in the water.

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Cameron McManus
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HikingBugs

Great trail. Easy to moderate is accurate. There is some uphill on the way back but We had a 4 almost 5 year old and age made it almost the whole way back. We also had someone that never does physical activity and it was tough for them. Beautiful place to swim and pic nic. We had our dogs leashes at the swimming hole almost the whole time. I felt a little bad because at the end there were about 3 groups with dogs and half of them were barking.

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Brian Matzen
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Hiking

Great beach area. Perfect for summer picnic.

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April Brothers
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Hiking

Good trail. If you geocache there is a nice cache in the area.

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Katie Clark
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Hiking

Recommend arriving early. 10 cars around 11am which increased. Fun family spot

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Laura Newman
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Hiking

Be sure to read directions below they are spot on! The road to take is the next right past the falls signage. Thanks! Great trail - muddy after yesterday’s rain but still an easy hike. Beautiful trail.

Connie Johnson
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Hiking

Beautiful hike in with a nice beach and beautiful falls at the end.

Sierra Weiss
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HikingMuddyRocky

The road to get down to the trail head is NOT for small cars or if it recently rained NOT for cars without 4wd! The hike is great, an easy trail and the falls and the water pool was beautiful!

Keely M.
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Hiking

Beautiful falls - not high but very wide- but by far the busiest trail we visited all week. When we got there at 11, no one was there but several groups arrived within 30 minutes. By the time we hiked back, passed about 25 people. Nice beach and swimming area. Hike is pretty easy. I recommend parking by the 748C marker. While there is a primitive road that you could use to drive down to a closer parking area, the road has some deep holes and you need pretty high clearance for some sections. In my opinion, you would only be ok to take the primitive road if you have a truck with 4WD. Otherwise you may get stuck!

Joseph Farkas
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Hiking

Beware that Cobb Bridge road is closed (Google did not know this). To get to the falls, take road P U 32 (right next to Cobb Bridge). At the fork go right, then take a left right before the church, continue on this gravel road for about .75 miles, then take a right when the road ends, and after another .75 miles you will arrive. From here, walk down the forestry road for .7 miles and then the trial is .6 miles (one way takes 30 min). The falls are nice and if you walk downstream 30 feet you will find a nice private area next to the gushing river to eat/play. The trail was moderately busy on a Saturday afternoon (10 cars or so). Overall a great easy and short trail for the family with small kids or tired parents.

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This was a beautiful hike. If you have an off road vehicle..keep driving when you get to the forestry road marked 748c where you may see some cars parked. The forestry road will take you all the way to the trail head. The river and waterfall were absolutely breathtaking. Fun drive & fun hike!

Donna Hayden
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Hiking

Beautiful falls but short downhill hike. We parked on gravel road and add some steps. Lots of people swimming at the bottom of falls.

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