Riley Moore Falls is a pretty little cascade on the Chauga River in the northwestern Oconee County. At only around 10-15' in height its not a massive waterfall but the river-wide curtain of water that the drop forms is well worth going to see.
I had stopped this day primarily due to the fact that this falls was on the CMC Waterfall 100 Challenge list that I have been trying to complete. The days were, once again, quickly getting too warm for waterfall hiking in South Carolina so I decided to load up my boys and go for a quick afternoon stroll. At just over two miles-round trip (unless you have a high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle to get you to the true trailhead, saving a half-mile) the hike is only moderate in difficulty. The wide, easy to follow trail winds its way down to the Chauga through a beautiful hardwood forest and was dotted with a nice display of wildflowers.
So, come along with my boys and I as we go for a quick afternoon hike to Riley Moore Falls...as always, ENJOY!!
Mileage Hiked: 2.3 miles Hike Duration: 1:15
Trailhead Temp: 85'F Trail Traffic: 10-25 people
Min. Elevation: 845' Max. Elevation: 1,240'
Total Vertical Gain: 350' Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 152'