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Did this section as part of a longer one in September of 2018. Really enjoyed the trail. Plenty of water at Lance Creek. Climb wasn’t too bad. Going down the backside of Blood Mtn to Neels Gap did take a while. Pretty rocky with a lot of switchbacks.

Good hike, lots of stairs and a section right next to the highway, but beautiful lookouts and a very cool suspension bridge.

One of my favorites, to date! My only advice is to be sure to get the permit pass! Without the access it gives you, the trail wouldn’t be all that.

Getting a gorge pass and climbing the rock wall is amazing. Get past the stairs and definitely get a pass, it’s well worth it

22 days ago

Great trail. Could use some trail maintenance over the creek crossings and some more trail markings along the trail. I get panicky (wife does) when she doesn’t see markings. Dogs were worn out

Nice easy hike for a large group of people and 3 dogs.

Love this trail! It’s really great from the East trailhead at lake Yonah damn. It’s a little more difficult and much less traveled!

Used this as our first little backpacking trip. it was wonderful. beautiful campsite at the top.

Not really a hiking trail, but it would be great for families with small children. There are a lot of stairs to go down to the suspension bridge. Very touristy. There are much better trails nearby like Panther Creek.

25 days ago

We hiked around Tallulah Gorge this morning and were a bit disappointed. Then I found Panther Creek using the All Trails app. Wow! Beautiful hike down to the waterfalls. So much better than Tallulah Gorge. This hike is a must if you are visiting Tallulah Gorge.

moderate trail, pretty cool view from the bridge

this trail was a lot of fun. However having done this just after several days of rain I'd say this trail is fairly challanging when wet. several of the creek crossings were very wide and required light wading to get across. Nothing a good pair of high top hiker boots couldn't handle.
also it was very slick. leaves covered the mud and made some parts rather difficult. a few downed trees also required climbing to get around.
all and all it was a great hike.

Nice trail for a stroll through the woods, you kind of have to watch your step right now with all the leaves covering the rocks and roots.

Easily my favorite hike in North Georgia. Can’t wait to come back in winter and sit under the falls.

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 !

We went last Sunday and loved it!! Lots of little waterfalls and a beautiful view. Had to climb over a couple fallen trees and hop a few streams which was no trouble. Great hike!!

1 month ago

Easy trail, nice falls but I’d recommend going after rains for better water flow.

Great trail , two really great views , colorful !

Quick walk to eaither the upper or lower falls. I would rate it as easy with clearly marked paths. Wonderful hearing the water running while walking....

A hard hike, very challenging and technical at times. But a hike worth the views. Water is scarce, so plan according. 1.5 L bladder and 32 oz bottle was pushing it, but was sufficient.

This is also my first backpacking trip. Started at Horse Gap and ended at Neel Gap, 23 miles in two days.

Hit it on 11/4/18. The weather was beautiful and the falls are just the finale of a series of great sights and sounds. Some of the rocks are rough for very young and inexperienced hikers. Definitely a great day hike or one-night outing!

It was a perfect day for spending a few hours on the trail. The little bridge over the tree roots was creative.

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.

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

This is definitely a moderate to easy family and pet friendly trail. There are some somewhat steep sections but nothing really intense. Unfortunately for us, we chose an overcast foggy day to hike this trail. After hiking to the scenic summit, we could only see the fog. We will have to pick a better day for this one.next time. Good day for exercise, but not for pics. There were only a few places where you would be able to get a scenic look if it wasn't fogged in.

2 months ago

Very enjoyable easy hike. Follow the green blazes to avoid wrong turns. We went clockwise which means the steepest segment came early as an ascent. A few stream crossings on slippery rocks so poles recommended. Also some uneven terrain with rocks and roots that could trip you up. Overlook worth the detour. Interesting diverse flora but too early for fall colors.

We reversed this, starting at Neels Gap and ending at Woody Gap. It ended up being a total of 11.3 miles either way you do it. Usually all trails is a little heavy on the milage, but not on this one. I wouldn't recommend doing this on the weekend, just because Blood Mountain has become really popular. other than fighting the crowds, it was a awesome trip. Don't skip out on the first blue trail, it goes to preacher's rock. you won't be disappointed.

2 months ago

nice trail a little confusing but some great spots to camp

I have done this section numerous times and it has been a great hike every time. The water sources were scarce so make sure you fill up when you can.

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