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12 hours ago

always nice a waterfall. good warm up

This was a very cool spot to visit. There is 175 wooden steps to the top of the falls which are the biggest in the state of Georgia. There will be plenty of people enjoying the falls so if you want to be away from people this isn't the spot. You won't forget some of the views and sights and is a must if you're visiting the state of Georgia.

Nice state park. 5$ entry. Very Family friendly and easy to access, hence it's pretty popular. Don't let that stop you from going. Good views. Caught a ranger giving a talk about Owls at the lodge. 15$ buffet, to stuff yourself after hiking. Great view from lodge.

This trail is perfect for a first hike, or to warm up for longer hikes. I did this trail while it was raining pretty heavily, and it was still very enjoyable. The hike is fairly easy throughout, but there are some spots can be treacherous, especially if you want to get closer to some of the waterfalls along the way to the end. The final waterfall at the end is truly amazing and much bigger than pictures make it seem. I hiked with a group that ranged from first-timers to seasoned veterans and everyone enjoyed the trail.

$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.

Took the kids and dogs last weekend. Great trail. Will definitely be going back.

Always a nice hike. Beautiful falls very easy to visit.

Beautiful easy hike, even with a bad ankle. Get there early as it tends to get a bit crowded with people & dogs. Trail runs along the stream, more than 1 pretty waterfall. Will definitely be back! No cell phone coverage, which kind of makes it even better!

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.

14 days ago

Went to ATKO today. Took the stairs to the top of the falls, which I highly recommend. It’s tough but take your time and it’s not THAT bad. Well work the views. Visit the lodge while you’re up there. Took the East Ridge trail back to the visitors center. Great weather today!!

Great trail. Well maintained easy for kids. Amazing falls

Such a great area, everything you would need for all ages. Because of this it is extremely busy, I recommend getting there as early as you can to avoid the crowds and kids. $5 parking with lots of available spots. Great for a quick workout or a full day of hiking and picnicking. My personal favorite, if you've already experienced the waterfall before, is taking the East Ridge Trail up the mountain and taking the stairs back down. Definitely broke a sweat and was ready for a break when I got to the top.

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

Great, easy to follow trail. Water falls in multiple spots and lots of beautiful views and plants. The last leg to get to the waterfall between the cliffs is a little shaky but worth it!
Beware though, this trails gets BUSY, due to how gradual the climb and rewarding the end.

17 days ago

Beautiful views and massive waterfall

19 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.

Beautiful falls. Lots of stairs that can be wet. Close to parking which makes it nice but also means many people.

Beautiful views and waterfall. It’s easier if you hike to the top and come down the stairs but it’s more difficult to enjoy the waterfall that way. Your backs to it most of the time. Well worth the trip!

This trail is very nice and the falls are breathtaking. I recommend starting at the bottom of the falls and ending at the top. Some of the views from the top are great. This trail is awesome and I recommend it for all ages and this trail is defiantly for beginners. Plan to stay for around one or two hours. This trail is great and I would definitely go back.

easy hiking. great scenery. i can imagine this trail getting congested so maybe best to plan around peek times

Awesome, fun trail with gorgeous scenery!! The creek going along the trail makes for some really peaceful hiking. Definitely a must!!

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

Family friendly it was beautiful!

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.

1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike! The river runs along side of you the entire hike, and there are a lot of pretty waterfalls to see!

1 month ago

Had a great hike,loads of camping spots,will definitely return in summer!!

When I seen the name I had to go .. My mothers maiden name was Helton and my hobby is ancestry so this was a must for me And so well worth it .

A beautiful area we loved this hike ! It's a must see

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