Hemlock Falls Trail

EASY 42 reviews

Hemlock Falls Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clarkesville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.0 miles 259 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite area trails. It's pretty easy, a good family hike and beautiful scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

A really nice out and back with the kids. Might be my favorite place for a family hike.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Great little trail. You can can hear and see waterfalls and streams the entire hike. Very beautiful and relaxing, not strenuous at all. There is a spot at end where you can swim or just float around and enjoy the waterfall.

3 months ago

nice little hike

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very Beautiful! Scenery along the trail is great and the falls at the end are amazing.

hiking
4 months ago

6 months ago

Purple butterfly's and garden of Eden feel! Beauty surrounds you!

6 months ago

7 months ago

Easy pretty hike. Did the hike with a 2 and 5 year old and had no problems. When you get to the day parking area follow the road back to the trail head and park there.

8 months ago

easy fun hike.

8 months ago

Eh.

hiking
10 months ago

Hemlock Falls Trail is a quick, mile and a half trail located near Lake Burton in Clarkesville, Georgia. The trail features several smaller falls and a few raging rapids along Mocasin Creek.

We came after a heavy rain the day before, so the trail was thick with mud and water hazards, but this also meant that several springs feeding the creek from high up in the hills were overflowing with gushing water. This was a sight to behold!

The trail itself is very well maintained. There were freshly cut logs alongside the path, suggesting rangers or volunteers had recently come through to clear trail-impeding trees that had fallen over. Rocks and roots are present, but are not a problem for those paying attention to the surroundings. There were only a handful of people out on the trail, making the trek feel more isolated than its proximity to busy Lake Burton would suggest.

This is a great little trail that would make an excellent addition to a longer day's hiking. I definitely recommend.

hiking
11 months ago

1 year ago

GREAT trail! Very wet trail but the views are GREAT. It was a easy trail. Wonderful area at the end to sit and enjoy the waterfall or start a fire and camp.

1 year ago

For a flatlander the change in elevation was a little deceiving on the "easy" rating. Still, slope was mild and it's all downhill on the way back.

hiking
1 year ago

Easy trail with gorgeous views! A hiking must if you're in the area!

hiking
1 year ago

Really easy with three waterfalls; the last one at the end of the trail is spectacular.