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Good short hike with a killer view.

Went on a day that was foggy and cool. With the fog, the park was so quiet to the point it was almost deafening. It took me 4 hours to complete. I hiked the trail in a clockwise direction starting at the coolsprings parking area. Would say that this hike is moderately strenuous. The wet roots and leaves made it just a bit more challenging. Look forward to hiking this trail again.

beautiful view

Very challenging trail for me, as it was my first back country camping trip, luckily I had my brother in law with me who has been here a couple of times and he was a big help. We did the trail clockwise and had no reals issue other than being out of shape with a heavy pack on. The trail is clearly marked and I agree with some of the other reviews that the mile markers are not entirely accurate. Please be cautious, as the the leaves and rocks are extremely slippery due to the recent rains. It took us a 3.5 hours to get to our campsite (3) and the next morning it took us 2 hours finish. I consider this moderate to strenuous. I will definitely hike this trail again.

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!

Nice hike out, moderately strenuous during the first mile climb. Bridge is worth seeing. The walk back is along a dirt road. total trip was 7 miles by my GPS.

Great easy hike today in the misty rain. The poplar tree is much bigger in person than in pics! Trail was great. Very beautiful area. Only about a mile hike to the tree.

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!

Fun hike. Doesn’t take long and trail is well marked.

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

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!

"Moderate"? Ha! No, I'd say more like moderately strenuous. It's well marked, beautiful scenery, a few small creek crossings, and a spectacular waterfall about 5.5 miles in (I hiked clockwise from the trailhead parking lot). Lots of ups and downs. Mostly ups! Took me close to 5 hours, and I'm usually a fairly fast hiker. I've hiked plenty of 8-12 mile trails, and this one sure seems longer than 8 miles :)
But it's beautiful, and I'd do it again. I'm willing to bet there are many wildflowers to see in the spring. Fall would be spectacular, too.

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.

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15 days ago

Nice weather today for the fist hike of the year. Not too many people out today. This trail is easy with a few moderate spots. Overall a good trail for people beginning hiking or for seasoned hikers as well. Not many views but a chance to see the Gennet poplar, the second largest tree in GA.

Greats views, good markers. Absolutely beautiful after a few days of rain the water falls were in full force. Enjoyed this trail in early December.

Went in early December and loved the loop trail, we even did the creek trail that is easy to find off of this one and will lead you back to where you left off in this trail.

Beautiful day to hike, cool temps and a little wind. Trail was wet and this slippery. Well marked with orange blazers.

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.

Just hiked the Gahuti trail today and it was gorgeous. it was quite foggy and moist but this made the hike extra mystic and romantic. there are just so many different type of vegetations. not many people either so the dog had a blast too. instead of doing the Gahuti only we cut through the Goldmine Creek Trail along the lake and through the Big Rock Trail. worth seeing.

Rough! Lots of tree roots, rocks and wet spots. Came in at 8.67 miles total and took just over 3 hours. Lots of water crossings. Too foggy to see the views but the park is gorgeous!! Would rate this mod- strenuous.

Quick hike to see amazing view and a little history lesson.

Great hike for the day. Filled with hills and panoramic views.

The Ocoee River holds a special place in my heart. We didn’t do the whole trail but it was a spectacular hike :)

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1 month ago

Some great hiking. We had a lot of fun here.

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1 month ago

My friend and I had a great time hiking to the falls. the trail was easy to follow with green/pink markings at every river crossings. There were about 7 crossings each 2-3 feet deep. Expect to get a little wet. Best to just plunge right in because there are not many safe, dry places to cross. The falls were tall and beautiful, and there is a nice flat campground at the top if you want to spend the night.

Great hike up on a cold, but sunny, December day. Trail was a bit wet/icy in spots but a good challenge. Freeman, on the way back down, was not well marked and more difficult than the hike up. All in all it was a beautiful weekday to get out and ha e some fun.

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1 month ago

My boyfriend found this trail for us to explore this weekend - told me to prepare for water crossings (my feet hate cold water). We took our 2 year old AmStaff out and managed around 8 fordings to get to the falls! Absolutely beautiful trail with rhododendron and pines and creekside the whole time. The creeks were wide but not too difficult - most around knee deep for me (5'3") The falls were rushing and a great place to rest for the hike back. A few short sections of elevation gain but not bad. We stayed relatively dry until the very last fording back - laughed our way to the car :) Did right at 6 miles to the falls and back. Trail easy to follow as long as you look for the orange and pink tape and neon green blazes. Some nice looking stealth sites along the way - can't wait to go back and finish the trail up the mountain and do some camping.

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