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GA - North up 400 & 985 (blairsville, helen, etc) Map
3 days ago

Great hike! Strenuous but worth it for the views

Awesome and so worth the walk up. It is paved, but some areas do have an incline. Our Portuguese water dog did great and we would do it again! Falls are beautiful and so much bigger than we thought!

A tree took out a large part of the upper viewing platform, so you couldn’t see the upper Falls well, but besides that, it’s a nice hike. Wish you could get down to the water more easily but if you back track when you come down the stairs, you can access the river.

6 days ago

always nice a waterfall. good warm up

10 days ago

Tough son of a B, so rewarding! Awesome cliff side views at the top of you stay to the right. Then you get a wide open field for campin out at the top (if you stay left when you get to the top you get to the wide open spots quicker.. so If you’re getting there late to set up camp.. stay left lol then check out the rock side views in the daylight) definitely would recommend trekkin poles!!

Beautiful hike. A little challenging but definitely worth it!

Did this trail in March 2018 and it’s a great day hike. The first 2/3 of the Trail ascends up Blood Mountain gradually with a pretty good push to the summit, then descends steeply over the finally mile and a half. The trail itself isn’t as established which gives it a very rustic adventurous feel as you hike the Blood Mountain ridge line. The second half of the hike loops back on the AT giving you a chance to run into AT through hikers. Not too difficult would definitely recommend.

$4 to park, so make sure you have cash or check. Great easy hike! The falls are beautiful but I can see this trail getting crowded in nice weather. Took my Shepard, great trail for dogs & from what I saw, easy for kids.

Nice super easy hike!

18 days ago

Great hike, definitely strenuous at parts, but the views from the rocky cliff is quite spectacular! I would love to go back and camp out there - they have some great backwoods camping spots!

Love this place, easy trail and an amazing view if you make it all the way to the top!

The falls are beautiful! Our dog enjoyed it. The kids loved it. 5 year old walked down and up on her own. The 3 year old needed a lift back.

20 days ago

As always a great Mountain to climb.

Great trail. Well maintained easy for kids. Amazing falls

Definitely beautiful views if you have good visibility that day. Free parking with lots of available spots. Lots of room when you get to the top. Not a hard trail at all, I would classify this as easy instead of moderate. This would be a great running trail.

The climb was well worth it! Great for kids as well.

25 days ago

Wonderful trail! Took about 40 minutes, and the view was awesome. Very easy! At the bottom, one of the lookouts is closed (trail is broken), but on the other one, you can climb out and go in the rocks, but be careful, it is slippery. A radio attached to my pants fell off, and went into the river, managed to get it out though.

The view is Amazing!!!

My dog, Rezin, and I hiked the loop today, and I couldn’t be happier with how awesome it was. Weather was a little cloudy so it gave some nice shade. Great water access for majority of the hike. I didn’t need to get out my dog bowl, he was sipping from small creeks and puddles pretty much every time we took a break. The view from the peak of blood Mountain is out of this world! Decent amount of people on the trail, but all friendly and majority had dogs but they were friendly as well. Great place to also camp, so I plan on doing that next time! Overall, it was an absolutely beautiful and stunning hike!

Pleasant afternoon hike for Wife and I to Preachers Rock (approx 1 Mile to rock). Great views along they way, particularly from top of rock. Will do this one again! Moderate to Easy.

The power of water simply amazing loved hiking this trail with my gtanddaughters❤️

Family friendly it was beautiful!

Not difficult at all. We had a hiker for whom this was her first hike ever. She found this to be easy

1 month ago

Such a gorgeous, magical place!! The trail is absolutely stunning!!!! The waterfall is gorgeous but, unfortunately, 1 viewing point is blocked off due to a tree so there's no access, but the other viewing was still amazing!! I definitely want to come back to this place!!!

Gorgeous waterfalls and a nice place to sit and observe nature.

Great view close to town

Was a great short hike for the family. Youngest being seven years old. Nice trail, great views and not crowded on a weekday in February.

1 month ago

good trail w/ nice view at the top. steady incline almost the entire way. not the best on blazes would be the only complaint. it was actually 4.7 miles round trip too, according to my hiking app. once you reach the peak, the best sight is to the left were a handful of trees have been cut.

Such a beautiful view at Preachers Rock! When you first come up to the trail you can go left of right... no idea where left goes, but right goes up to Preachers Rock so if that’s where you’re trying to go, take the trail to the right!

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