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Great workout ran up and ran slowly down felt great but crowded on the weekends. Beautiful had a great time with great people.

I loved it! It was wet and slippery in places since it had just rained yesterday and, yes, it is a little challenging (that's good) but those views are worth it!! I was hiking at a decent pace and the round trip took me about 2.5 hours .

Really enjoyed this trail! Moderate elevation changes and great view from the top!

Nice hike and summit view close to Atlanta.

I will be going back on a day the gorge is completely open. I loved this trail it was sooo easy because it was mostly paved. There are parts the you need a permit that is more boulder climbing. The stairs were not bad and has many places to rest! Will be going back again !

I loved the views on this trail. It was a bit rooty but not bad. I am new to hiking and did the trail with ease. To get the cave with waterfall tho is a boulder climb which may be where you turn around! The bathrooms tho were horrid I held it the entire time because of how bad they were.

Good trail. Nothing difficult in regards to terrain changes. Nice view at the top. Excellent fall colors for mid November.

Beautiful view, but no dogs allowed!!

My family and I had a great time on this beautiful hike. We love hiking near water and this hike follows the creek more than 90% of the time. My daughters are 6 and 7 and pretty experienced hikers already. This was an easy hike for them and our 2 dog (Vizsla & Yorkie).

Beautiful hike! Did this with my sons last weekend. It was cloud and overcast, so we stayed cool. The falls are a great payoff. I don't recommend climbing to the top of the cliff, it has gotten very dangerous since my last visit a few years ago.

One of my favorite hikes now. The entire hike you’re hiking along a beautiful creek and the incline is easy/moderate until you get to the cliff-which is a very steep and slightly treacherous climb rather than hike but the views to see the waterfall and top of cliff are more than worth it

This is one of our favorites. It’s close the kids love it and it’s beautiful in the fall!

We have hiked it in and out, but usually we bring 2 cars and leave one at the lot past Preachers Rock and camp. Lots of fun either way!

Great hike! This is one of those hikes where the journey is a enjoyable as the destination...pretty woods, creek crossings, we took our dogs and they loved it as well.

Great hike! I would rate most of the trail easy and very pet/kid friendly. Many photo opportunities of the beautiful waterfalls.
if you want to climb to the top of the falls it is very steep and I would rate it as strenuous.

No dogs allowed on the mountain. We took the white trail all the way up without a single sign to indicate this and got yelled at the ranger at the top. Was an amazing trail but it was ruined by the rangers attitude especially when he said there are six signs on the yellow trail that we did not take. I don’t like breaking rules ever so it sucks when I did so unintentionally. I’ll go back without the pup but just be warned not to do as I did.

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11 days ago

Beautiful hike with fall color and lots of photo opportunities. Don’t know that I’d rate it as moderate. More like an easy hike. Only a few ups and downs. Passed lots of kids and dogs. Lots of falls along the way. Lots of places to stop and have a picnic. Fall was running heavy after recent rains.

Great stop enroute to Maggie Valley. Clearly marked paths, good over looks and sure footed steps. Speaking of steps...ooft! The down was easy to the suspension bridge but the up...feel the burn baby! Overall a great place to visit.

Great hike!

Top view very nice , great Trail .

hiking
16 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike and the waterfalls really nice to hear along the way. The leaves were falling and the contrast of colors were so nice. Loved this trail so much!

hiking
16 days ago

Wonderful trail! Follows a creek the whole way, so you get interesting scenery around every bend and the constant, calming sound of babbling water. Plus, there's plenty of places to stop, splash in the creek, or just set awhile and relax. Saw a lot of people camping along the trail.

The waterfall at the end was unique, but kind of a let down. But I didn't mind because the hike there and back was fantastic! This was a fairly crowded trail, so recommend going on a weekday if you can. My dog loved it, with plenty of shade and water to splash in so she stayed cool despite the summer heat.

Awesome trail with beautiful views. Pretty rocky at points, but manageable.

I'd avoid it on beautiful days after it's rained. It rained 2 days ago and is 70 in late October so there were a lot of families of leafers. What little mud there was turned into mud pits got tracked onto rocks creating some slippery spots.

hiking
18 days ago

This trail is perfect for all ages! Easy hike in. Just watch out for tree roots. Very unique waterfall. Never seen anything like it. I always wondered what it was like bc of the pictures. This is one you need to see for yourself. The water was flowing real good after Friday’s rain. The fall leaves on the ground made the perfect setting for a beautiful hike!

This place is amazing. It is not for the weak. There are some tough river crossings, but this is exactly why I loved it! You must get there early (we got there at 6:30 am) to get in line at the gate. They only give out 100 permits per day to go down to the gorge floor and you cannot reserve them ahead of time. Trust me! It will be worth it.Some of the reviews in here complain about the difficulty and lack of a "real" trail.....EXACTLY why we loved it. Do the whole loop and give yourself the day to stay and enjoy it. Very beautiful

Up/down makes for an awesome workout! Go early or late. Mix/match with the trails/gravel paths. I love challenging myself with the climbing. I’m up to 5 summits back to back in one visit! You can really make it as hard as you want it to be! When you get to the top- be sure to locate the geo marker!

Love my backyard park! Great for walking (pav d road or trails), biking, trail running. Trails pretty rooted/technical in some sections (esp white trail!). I never pay park fees- downtown Stone Mountain has plenty of free spots. Plan & Strategize-as some times /days pretty busy.

hiking
22 days ago

A must hike!

I went there with my friends.
was really nice hiking and wild life, view was great.
Just one thing I can't brought my dogs.

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