The Chattooga River Trail - Lick Log Creek Falls

April 12, 2011

This week's hike was on the border of GA/SC on the Chattooga River Trail from the Highway 28 Bridge on the SC side of the river to Lick Log Creek Falls and Pigpen Falls.

HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Dave Hinson, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Lynne Porter-Whitmire, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson and Lynne Saporito.

Trail Info: Starting at the parking lot on the SC side of the Highway 28 (Russell) Bridge, we started on the lower fishing portion of the Chattooga River Trail and hiked along the river and later joined the main trail and continued on to Lick Log Creek and Pigpen Falls. It is a beautiful walk along the "Wild and Scenic" Chattooga River to two beautiful waterfalls. The terrain is moderately easy with some hills but more flat.

Total hiking distance today - 7.4 miles R.T. Directions: The trailhead is on Highway 28 between Walhalla, SC and Highlands, NC. The parking lot is on the SC side of the 28 bridge. This is the border of GA / SC.

Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging from 55 to 65 F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Cut-leafed Toothwort, Foamflower, Carolina Silverbell, Sweet White Violet, Halberd-leafed Yellow Violet, Florida Violet, Bird-foot Violet, Wooly Blue Violet, Smooth Yellow Violet, Dwarf Cinquefoil, Blue Phlox, Vernal Dwarf Iris, Yellowroot, Catesby's Trillium, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Robin's Plantain, Rue Anemone, Wood Anemone, Dog Hobble, Ground Pine, Flowering Dogwood, Wild Ginger, Little Brown Jug, Pussy Toes, Bluets, Sweet Shrub, Dandelion, Trailing Arbutus and White Pine.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse, Red-eyed Vireo, Pileated Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher, Black-and-White Warbler, Pine Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler and American Crow.

Scroll down for photos and Video from today!

Starting out at the parking lot on the SC side of the Highway 28 bridge.
Headed for Lick Log Creek!
Nice little waterfall along the trail.
A good day for wildflowers! Catesby's Trillium
A calm stretch of the Chattooga River.
Cooling off!
Wood Anemone
Lick Log Creek Falls
Our destination....Pigpen Falls.
Lunchtime at Pigpen!
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r seated) "Hope", Lynne Saporito, "Faith", David Hinson, Lynne Porter-Whitmire, "Honey", Vic Robson, Bruce O'Connor, Rick Porter-Whitmire and "Merlin".(l-r standing) Phil Brownrigg, Greta Driggers, Donna Presley, Jim Driggers, Don Preece, Jeanne O'Connor, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Joe Raguckas and Tony Presley.

Video of the hike below!

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Chattooga River Trail Lick Log Falls 4-12-11

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