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Well marked, scenic. Probably the best hike in Georgia

easy and enjoyable

Short 1.6 mile trail starts (or ends) on Aubrey Carr Scenic Dr, just below (or North of) the Golf Course. Small parking area next to the road, didn’t see a trail sign but there was a sign pointing toward backcountry camp area. The Trail Ends at the intersection of the Seal & Meredith trails near the Town Creek Area of the Lake, easy to follow, some parts a little grown up, comes to a service Road, look for Trail to continue on the right a few steps down the road

Some very pretty views. $10 to get into the park for 3 of us. The trails are easy to hike, but they are smoothed with sand. So make sure you have shoes that have good grip. The same shoes we have been loving hiking in were slipping and sliding all over the place in the the sand. Made for some sore ankles after.
Pretty. Easy. But not sure it is worth a return visit.

I hit the West Rim Loop today and it was amazing! The trails were well-marked and very well-maintained. Took me right at 3 hours and I was moving at a moderate pace with several stops for water breaks and picture takes! Definitely one I’d do again.

Lots of wildlife seen a lot of deer. Really liked the top

Not gonna lie, this trail is tough. Deserves the hard rating. The description says the trail is 6.6 miles, but my tracker says it was 8.8 miles. It’s not a loop trail, you go up the same way you come down. The initial descent is easy, but it was completely uphill on the way back. I felt like it would never end and we would never get there. Make sure you bring more than enough water. I brought a filled 17 oz bottle and four regular sized water bottles, and that wasn’t enough. I would bring 6-8 bottles. The elevation gain is intense on the way back up. You should probably be in fairly good shape to hike this trail. I would go in the fall because it was really hot during the summer. Also, wear bug spray. Bugs are flying around you just about every second you’re hiking. And while going down the trail you walk into spiderwebs pretty much the whole time. Some of it is overgrown, so I’d be sure to check yourself and others for ticks when you get done. The views were decent, but not the best. It was just an okay hike, not really worth it in my opinion.

Great trail! Section along the river is far better than the rim overlooking it. If you like waterfalls, rivers, cool rock formations, you will love this one. If not, why are you hiking?

hiking
9 days ago

Offers a different overlook perspective of the canyon. I especially like the large boulders overlook. The sections that are near water are beautiful. If you want to see rhododendron, this is the trail you want.

great trail. return trip kicks your ass. take your time it's all up hill

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail. Tough at some parts, but that’s the point! Lots of fun and plenty of resting parts/shelters.

Awesome hike!

Amazing trail. I brought my 6 and 2 year old children .

hiking
14 days ago

IF you follow the trail loop as outlined on the map, you will undoubtedly agree this isn’t an easy trail UNLESS you are a triathlete and/or used to hiking in the Rockies. What the heck? Easy going back up to the top on the Taylor Mountain trail? Come on. Really? If you are in average shape, this is a workout...again, the whole loop as diagrammed above.

Poorly maintained and apparently not so frequently used. There are prettier hikes. Also, longer than 3.1 miles.

hiking
14 days ago

We did the West Rim loop along with Hemlock and Cherokee falls. This place has the feeling of being out west when your actually in Ga. It is a busy spot, but well worth fighting the crowds to see some once an a lifetime spots.

Beautiful trail, make sure to bring enough water (at least 3 liters). Steep elevation gain on the way back.

trail running
1 month ago

Nice, lush, fairly flat 5k loop. The deer in the area are not afraid of humans! I was able to get so close to one, I was certain it was a large lawn ornament!

This was a fun hike, lots of centipedes all over the place though

hiking
1 month ago

An AMAZING trail if you’re a sucker for water and nice views.

None maintained trail very thick. Hard to navigate. Would be a better hike in winter.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike !

This trail is well maintained and well marked. There are a couple good overlooks and a lot of wildlife to see. I hiked this with a friend and we even spotted a young male deer.

Overgrown trail. From the pictures here I thought there was going to be an overlook... I only saw the cave (didnt bring a flashlight). so if you like caves and bring a flash light, this is for you.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the Tennessee Trail head on June 2.
This trail is a lot harder and longer than the Alabama Trail Head. Total trip was 9.3 miles with an elevation gain of 1750 FT. My total in motion time was 4.25 hours. Average pace was 27:16/m.
A couple areas on the trail it took a little to find the blaze. It could be marked a little better but you can tell this trail is not heavily traveled. I only saw 2 people on the Tennessee Trail before reaching and after leaving the main trail down by the creek bed.
You meet up with it at the first water crossing.
Found a beautiful living spring. This is a tough trail so be ready for it. Pace yourself. It is beautiful. You do get to see the vista of the gorge from the rim on part of the hike. It is not marked on the app so you will look like you are way off the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail can be busy if you go later in the day. Breathtaking scenery. Trail is not terribly difficult, but still a good work out.
Note: There are rattlesnakes and copperheads out here, just be wary where you step, don't mess with them and they'll give you no trouble.

What a trail! Definitely not easy but wasn’t too difficult. Once you get to the first waterfall, be sure to climb over and see the end of the trail with a cave at the end. We were so impressed and will definitely be back to hike it again!

hiking
1 month ago

This area is beautiful. The trails are marked well and the whole place is kept up very well! There are a lot of steps on this trail but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I will definitely hike this again!

Narrow trail, but amazing views!

I did this trail a couple weeks ago starting at the Alabama trailhead. It was fairly dry and I only had to worry about wet boots trying to cross into the amphitheater. There was no waterfall at the actual bowl of the gorge. There was still plenty of water to cool off in, though. It was 3.5mile downhill hike and 3.5 miles uphill. It doesn’t seem difficult going in, but man-oh-man, will it test you going out. Its a good workout. I’ve done harder inclines. I would rate this as a moderate/strenuous hike and very well marked. Happy Trails!

2 months ago

Awesome trail - water fall was well worth the hike - will warn you to have bug spray and if allergic to oak or ivy be prepared it is over growing the trails - and bring you stick - the trails are closer to hard than easy on the moderate scale

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