Best Trails near Clarkesville, Georgia

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on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
1 month ago

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

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
2 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.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
3 months ago

easy fun hike.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
5 months ago

hiking

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.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
8 months 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.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
9 months 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.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
9 months ago

hiking

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

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
11 months ago

hiking

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

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock...
1 year ago

cross country skiing

Great trail with a fun payoff.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
1 year ago

hiking

Nice hike with lovely views throughout. Brooks and streams cross the path making it pretty muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. There are spots to stop and swim along the way but the best is the swimming hole at the end of the traill.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife and Hemlock...
2 years ago

hiking

Good payoff for an easy day-hike. Nice place to dip in the pool or just relax by the water.
We went yesterday and there were a lot of blowdowns on the trail, one of which we had to climb over. There were a lot of people but it did not feel crowded.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
2 years ago

hiking

Nice trail, wet in spots due to recent rains. Very nice falls with a lot of water coming over the falls. There was a light rain when we started the hike. Saw a lot of Rhodos in bloom. Will do it again in the Fall.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
2 years ago

hiking

almost don't want to tell people about this place so we can keep it to ourselves. great hike and swimming in the falls was such a delightful treat. a must do if you are in the area!

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
2 years ago

hiking

Definitely one of GA hidden gems. We spent half the day there, and only saw a few people on the trail. We had the whole swimmimg hole to ourselves. Took 5 pre-teen - teens with us and had no issues with the trail and they never complained about being bored. Will definitely be back!

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
2 years ago

hiking

If you dont continue past the bridge,then you missed the big fall.Well worth walking the narrower,rough trail.Might be hair raising with children. My golden retriever was scared of the bridge trying to find a way on either side to cross but he loved the trail as we continued.Walking up above the last fall and being able to step out on the rocks and look down was awesome. There are two sets of steps cut out of rock leading down when you first reach the upper falls. You experience a feeling of storyland and wonder for your eyes feast on all the beauty.The weather was spectacular today too,but only saw one couple during our 4 hour stay. Also at the last fall, the campfire had been left by someone ready to be lit.It would be the ideal place on a hot day to picnic and swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall.

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
2 years ago

hiking

Great trail for a short day trip. Waterfalls, camping, Fun!!!!

on Moccasin Creek Wildlife a...
2 years ago

hiking

This is an easy trail good for all ages and skill levels. There are 2 parking areas - one right off the main road and a second closer to the falls trail head. The first parking area is at loop path with educational markings. This path crosses the road to the falls trail head and you can walk from there to the falls or park at the second parking area at the falls trail head. I went on a Sunday of a 3 day weekend in November and ran into several hikers but it was not as crowded as I expected, however it is across from a lake and I would imagine that it is busier in the summer. There are a couple small campsites along the trail. I was told there is a second falls if you cross the creek above the falls but it is not marked. At the base of the falls would be a good place to cool off in warmer weather.