West Rim Loop Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rising Fawn, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Waterfalls Trail begins on a paved section of the park at the main overlook. Parking is available in an adjacent lot. The trail progresses into the canyon on a 40-degree slope. Most of the trail consists of gravel and stairsteps, numbering over 1200 in all. Both waterfalls cascade off sheer faces at 60 and 90 feet, and are among the most beautiful in the state. Swimming and climbing on rocks are strictly forbidden, and regulations are enforced.
Not that hard of a hike. There are plenty of awesome canyon overlooks. Also passes through a few pretty creeks
Hiked this trail in January and the weather was perfect, took our time at the scenic overlook spots and finished in a little over 3 hours. Great views are mainly on the eastern side of the trail. It wasn't packed but there was a decent number of people on the trail at the same time; so you know if a trail is somewhat crowded in January it'll definitely be packed for spring/summer weekends so be aware of that.
A great little trail. Consider it easy and would be great for trail running. The Canyon provided some of the most beautiful views. Will go again :)
Fantastic views EVERYWHERE!! This place is beautiful!! The west rim loop is an amazing trail run. You are running on the edge of a Mountain with the greatest scenery imaginable. I like that it has people along the trail; it makes me feel safe. I live up here and I never grow tired of this place. I can't imagine giving this place less than 5 stars. GREAT TRAIL!! One of my favorites
Less crowded than the waterfalls, but still has people all over it. I highly suggest going, but know that you are not going to get any solitude here.
Very scenic trail. Not very strenuous, you stay on top of the ridge 90% of the time. You can skip the backside of the trail and see most of the big views within 4 miles. The woods themselves are nice though and theres a couple of interesting overlooks on the backside of the trail, so id say its worth it to do the whole thing.