Before another word, please know that Log Hollow Falls is one of the prettiest falls around. Put this one on your must-see list.
To get to Low Hollow Falls, take US 276 into Pisgah National Forest from the intersection of US 276 and US 64 in Brevard, NC. After 5.2 miles, you’ll see the road for the fish hatchery on your left. Continue on US 276, passing Looking Glass Falls, for another 4.9 miles where you will see FS 475B coming in your left. Turn left and go 1.5 miles to FS 5043. There is a small pull off on the right at the gate.
Hike around the gate and onto the FS road. It is a half mile to the waterfall and your first landmark will be an open area shortly after starting the hike. At the half mile mark, you will find a bridge for Log Hollow Branch. On your right, the falls can be seen.
Log Hollow Falls literally sit back in a verdant, green hollow which acts as a presentation frame for the waterfall. As stunning as this is, you can take a short trail just past the bridge and get up to the base for a close-up of how lovely this water feature is.
First thing to notice is the fact the top section of the rock face is actually concave, forcing the water almost into a sluice configuration before dropping the flow over a small plunge onto the lower section of the falls. This may be what makes this waterfall so spectacular.
This lower section is not the gray granite of the upper section, it appears to be quartz with yellow tint*. Not only does the rock face change color but the water flow is then split into two flows by the large, golden base rock.
While only 50 feet in height, Log Hollow Falls is truly spectacular.
* As noted, this waterfall is down the ridge from the Blue Ridge Parkway and only a short distance from Graveyard Fields where you find the Yellowstone Prong of the East Fork of the Pigeon River. Along the stream and the waterfalls in the Fields, you will see the same yellow rock.