Log Hollow Falls Hike

Log Hollow Falls Hike

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!

Your turn!

What is your favorite hike?

Do you like to hike?


  1. Li September 2, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    What a wonderful place to hike!. Nice pictures too! Thanks for the article

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  3. jill conyers August 1, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Now that’s my kind of day. What a beautiful place to hike.

  4. Jen July 31, 2015 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Great pictures! lOOKS LIKE A WONDERFUL HIKE 🙂

  5. Boys are no fun when it comes to pictures!! Looks like an awesome hike!

  6. Andrea July 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Hiking and beer! Sounds like my kind of day. I love finding wild berries- so tasty!

  7. Annmarie July 30, 2015 at 8:06 am - Reply

    All your hiking pics make me want to go hiking in the Adirondacks here! So pretty!

  8. Michelle July 30, 2015 at 6:03 am - Reply

    What a great way to spend a day…love it! Thanks for linking up!

  9. Heather @Fit n Cookies July 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh beautiful! I am so jealous of all the beauty you are surrounded with! We have a waterfall area but it’s about 1.5 hours away. Not something we do too often!

    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Thanks Heather! I feel really lucky to live here. There is always something new to do outdoors.

  10. Chris Morris July 29, 2015 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Ahhh you mentioned it at the end of your article while I was thinking it. Watch out for snakes! I’ve seen quite a few this year. Glad to see you’re back to jumping around. Your dad looks like he’s feeling good. Tell him he’s lost enough weight!
    Chris (the redbox guy)

  11. What a pretty place to hike! I haven’t gone hiking in such a long time.

  12. Jess @hellotofit July 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    What a fun way to spend quality time with family! Flat hikes are great for mostly everyone 🙂 hope you’re having a great week!

    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Yes! And so hard to find in these mountains! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  13. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie July 29, 2015 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    This looks like such a gorgeous trail. I love your hiking skirt too!

  14. That looks like a beautiful place to spend the day. Probably without the snakes! Fun way to hang with your dad.

  15. Jessie July 29, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos. Sounds like a hike my mom would enjoy. Poor little has bad knees as well :(.

    p.s. Guys never want to take fun photos like us girls. Borinnggg! Ha!

    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Haha! I know!!! I’ll just do it by myself!!! haha!

  16. Nicole @ Fitful Focus July 29, 2015 at 11:36 am - Reply

    This looks like the perfect day. There seem to be so many beautiful places to hike in your area!

  17. Dad July 29, 2015 at 11:16 am - Reply

    So much fun!!

  18. Dan Steadman July 29, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

    all five of us love to hike…we don’t have a favorite collectively the five of us…my favorite is Graveyard Fields, hike up and go a way along the ridgeline, go back to the lower falls via the MST

    • JulieWunder August 1, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Graveyard fields is pretty awesome too! Love to go when the blueberries are out.

  19. Blane Sherer July 29, 2015 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Glad that you were able to enjoy that time with your dad. I appreciate your comment about your ” two men ” ( very nice of you ). I like your playful jumping picture which as you said is a contrast to your ” two men’s ” picture.

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