Finding lesser known hiking spots to Pisgah Forest waterfalls is the perfect way to spend a day!  Today we explore Log Hollow Falls!

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

Happy Wednesday friends!

My Dad was back in town this weekend and I couldn’t wait to take him on a new Pisgah Forest waterfalls hike that I found!. It’s perfect for people with bad knees because it is pretty flat for the mountains!

The hike lets you visit two pretty waterfalls within a 1.5 mile roundtrip walk—> 25-foot Log Hollow Falls and 80-foot cascading Kissing Falls

I’ll include more specific directions at the end, but you have to drive through the forest and up a gravel road to get there.  I wouldn’t take a sports car up there, but most cars would be fine.

The trail head is just past this sign.

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls entrace

The trail is actually along the gated Forest Service Road 5043.  The road is closed to vehicles, so you don’t have to worry about traffic.

Check out my two men showing you guys the way to go!

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls trail head

Since it’s on an old road, it is a graded path that is relatively easy to walk on.  There are really no stair areas, although there are a few gradual inclines.  This is one of the worst ones.

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

Do take sunscreen though because the trail is not as covered as other hikes in the area.

The path is lined with nearly ripe blackberry bushes.  There were just a few perfectly black ones, which we enjoyed.  Be very cautious of the poison ivy though.

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

After about a half mile walk we reached Log Hollow Falls.  It is on the right side of the road.  There is a small, but very uneven path to the base of the falls.  If you have bad knees, I’d suggest enjoying the views from the road.

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

The hubs and I went to get a closer look.  The crisp cool mountain water felt great on a hot summer day.

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

We only saw one other couple at the falls.  It was pretty cool to have the place to ourselves!

After spending some time enjoying the sites, the three of us continued onto the next falls.  This time of year , Kissing Falls is buried in the leaves, but it still really pretty.  I imagine you can see much more when the leaves start falling in the fall and winter.

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

Before we turned around, we posed for a few photo opps!

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

The boys didn’t want to play  my games, so here is their serious picture…

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

The hike is a comfortable .75 mile back to the car for a total of 1.5 miles!  The perfect way to spend an afternoon.

And since we were in the area, we stopped by the Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard.

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

You may remember that I ran their 4 miler this year and last year, but I had never actually been to the brewery to enjoy it.

We picked two of their flights to share and had a great time.

pisgah forest waterfalls log hollow falls

What a great way to spend the day!

Log Hollow Falls Directions

To get to Log Hollow Falls start at the intersection of 64 (heading to Brevard) and 276.  Drive North heading towards to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  From the Pisgah Forest stone entrance go 10.5 miles.  Turn left on FR 45B and go 1.6 miles until you reach a sharp left turn.  At that turn, to the right, you will see the Forest Service Management sign and gated Forest Service Road 5043 (pictured above.)

Log Hollow Falls Additional Tips!

Do be cautious in this area.  My friend Marilyn did this hike several days after us and saw a rattlesnake and fresh bear prints at the base of the waterfall!  As with any mountain hike, be aware of your surroundings and know you are sharing the forest with all sorts of critters!

Other nearby Pisgah Forest waterfalls hikes—>

Moore Cove Falls (In Pisgah National Forest)

Looking Glass Falls

Other nearby hikes—>

Black Balsam

DuPont State Forest

NEVER climb or hike to the top of a waterfall.  The rocks at the top are slippery and potentially fatal.  Every year someone gets seriously injured or killed in this area because they hike/play at the top of the waterfall.

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m featuring the top posts of July and Friday is my year year anniversary of leaving WLOS, so I hope to see you more this week.

I’m linking up with Wild Workout Wednesday and Fitness Friday!  Thanks for the linkup party ladies!

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