Waterfall Trail

Licklog & Pigpen Falls

(Oconee County)


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From the parking area you will hike the Foothills Trail for .5 mile and turn left onto the Chattooga Trail where you will get two waterfalls for the price of one. You will find the 25-foot stack of Pigpen Falls and the two-tiered, 80-foot Licklog Falls are much prettier than their names imply. Interestingly, these two falls are among five waterfalls you could visit by hiking the entire Chattooga Trail, which should emphasize the steep and wild nature of this terrain. Even so, this is an idea area for a family outing. .

Height: Pigpen is 25 feet. Licklog’s first level is 30 feet and second level is 50 feet .

Length of hike: 0.9 mile 

Time to hike: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Creek or river: Licklog Creek

USGS Quadrangle: Satolah and Tamassee

Directions to falls:

1. From Walhalla, drive northwest on SC 28 for 8.4 miles and bear right (north) onto SC 107.

2. Drive 3.1 miles and turn left (west) onto Village Creek Road, just past the entrance to Oconee State Park.

3. Drive 1.7 miles and turn right onto Nicholson Ford Road (FS 775), which is gravel.

4. Drive 2.2 miles to a parking area on the right.

5. Park and access the Foothills Trail at the northwest corner of the lot.

6. Hike west on the Foothills Trail (white blaze) for .5 mile and turn left onto the Chattooga Trail.

7. Hike .2 mile to Pigpen Falls.

8. Cross the footbridge continue for .2 mile on the Chattooga Trail and the first level of Licklog Falls will be to the right of the trail.

9. The second level is approximately 50 yards downstream of the first.  

Information: Sumter National Forest, Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 112 Andrew Pickens Circle, Mountain Rest, SC, 29664. Telephone: 864-638-9568

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