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My wife and I hike this trail on a regular basis with our two Golden Retrievers. We all love it!
There are always friendly people on the trail, and we often run into through-hikers of the Appalachian Trail
The views are fantastic!

Good hard hike with the best views I have ever seen besides the grand canyon and I'm afraid of heights so couldn't get to close to the edge. Will for sure do it again! So pretty!

Nice park, dog-friendly. Hard not to have a great time when it's 10 degrees and sunny in the middle of January.

This is one of my favorite trails to do soon after it rains. The sound of the river towards the beginning of the hike, paired with the altitude gained is a wonderful experience.

great hike beautiful view

5 days ago

One of the toughest hikes I have done ! Great work out , I did it in 44 minutes

Great trail along the river!

Great views at the top! Hikes a good challenge as well, but definitely doable!

Great hike on a wet and foggy morning. If you are hiking during the wet season, use caution. It gets slick on the rocks!

Beautiful hike but can get crowded. Definitely plan to go early if you want more seclusion. My kids really enjoyed the trail as well.

Gorgeous view at the top about 4.2 miles in. The freeman trail can get a little tricky at points since some of the markers have worn off but just keep an eye out for the light blue and you’ll be fine. Took me 3.5 hours going pretty steadily and only staying at the top for about 20mins. Took me about an hour to get back to my car from the top so keep that in mind if you’re going at sunset. Would recommend a walking stick of some sort if it’s rained recently bc there are many slippery parts.

Great hike! Follows the river the entire way and offers gorgeous views. Definitely wear boots/no slip shoes. Terrain is moderate and can be slippery. Worth the time, travel and energy!

on Ledges Trail

9 days ago

Love this trail! Visited after Christmas, during the government shutdown. Very popular trail, the parking lot was crowded on a cold day and I encountered probably 15 other hikers on the trail itself. The ledges are stunning and the trail runs both above and below them. The scenic overlook is beautiful. The trail is hilly and rocky in a few places. Even with recent rain and melted snow, the trail was not muddy. I did see people exploring off trail and climbing on and in the ledges, even though signs advise against it. Connects to other area trails as well.

Went today with friends. It was a busy trail. Lots of people were out enjoying the sun and nature. Moderate hike. Very muddy due to all the rain but the water falls were gorgeous. We made it to the end and climbed to the top to see the falls between the cliffs. I am so glad we chose this hike today. Highly recommended. Plan on 3 hours if you want to stop and take pictures along the way.

Great trail, get the steep stuff out of the way during the first two miles on a very clearly marked path. Second part is a more interesting trail that involves a bit more scrambling but still all clearly marked.

11 days ago

Beautiful setting.

Love this trail! Easy hike, can be dangerous once you reach the falls if you plan to climb into it or climb further up past the falls. Fell down the waterfall one time, was not fun haha. Otherwise, the view is beautiful and it’s a rather relaxing hike.

12 days ago


From the East Coast (specifically New Jersey) and this was our first West Coast hike. Wow, wow, wow. The views were insane, the flora was gorgeous, and the temperature was perfect in August! This review is written late, but if you can make the trip, DO IT!

Great trail. The final incline at the end of the trail is a bit tricky, but the view is worth it. The trail also follows alongside a river, and my Labrador loved all of the water.

Great trail for families
Moderate hike and pretty views

Trail was great! Trail follows water the whole way. Went early and I'm glad I did. Mostly had the trail to myself on the way in but on the way out there was quite a few people on the trail. Weather has been pretty rainy lately so the trail was pretty muddy but easy to follow. Side route to the top of falls is a little intimidating but can definitely be done. Got a little off the trail on the way back down from the top but fairly easy to get back on if you pay attention.

14 days ago

It was hard and very exciting!!! My son is 12, daughter 8 and baby girl is 9 months... but we did it!!!

Went on a cloudy, rainy and windy day. Most would’ve stayed home but we went anyway - so glad we did. Although the fog and clouds obscured the long views. Being out in adverse conditions imparts the beauty of nature upon one in a unique way. So great to feel the winds whipping and appreciating the power of the earth. Btw - no crowds when bad weather - try it sometime.

16 days ago

A great trail, fun for the whole family, including dogs! We took the time to explore off of the trail and do some scrambling in between cracks in the ledges.

Really enjoyed this trail. Listening to the sound of the water the whole way made it that much better. I would rate this more of an easy-moderate trail. Passed a few families along the way. The multiple waterfalls and cliffs at the end make it a short but enjoyable hike.

18 days ago

Our family really enjoyed this walk. Absolutely beautiful scenery and the seven and nine year olds loved climbing and adventuring!

Quick and easy one, no views because of the fog but the snow and icicles were beautiful.

Love this trail! Really should be rated as easy - it’s a gorgeous walk along the creek/falls. We saw a couple of water moccasins so be careful wading and swimming. We went on a weekday in August so it wasn’t too crowded, I could see it getting overly trafficked on weekends in summer/fall.

This is always a good, moderate hike. We did it on Christmas Day and wasn't as crowded as I thought. It's one of the most popular hikes in Georgia, so there are often big crowds on nice, warm weekend days. But the colder temps keep many away.

When you get to the falls area, be sure to hike up the hill a bit to see the actual falls, in between the rocks. If you are adventurous, you can climb up the roots on the right or climb/hike farther up the hill and can get to the top of the cliffs, overlooking the falls. You can even hike higher from there. It is a bit dicey, but not dangerous if you are careful.

20 days ago

Went with a group ranging in ages 7-70. Great hike for everyone with so many rocks to clamber over and through or stay on the main trail. Also a beautiful view.

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