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7 hours ago

second deck was blocked off...so we missed a great view of the right side of the falls. other than that, i really enjoyed it. hearing the falls before we got to them really built our anticipation and we weren't let down.

Awesome trail, didn’t see anyone on the AT Approach section but several groups on the Hike Inn section.

Great trail overall. Preachers Rock was sweet, but the better part of this trail is towards the end when you have to short spur. There is another view that’s just as pretty and much lower volume for people. Busy trail, good for dogs, not good for young kids.

This is a beautiful trail. Very clean and not crowded.

hiking
1 day ago

Been to Panther Creek many times. Until today I’ve never gone from the Clarkesville trail head to the trail head at Yonah lake. 13.5 miles out and back. Such a great hike! Lots of stuff you have to get around but well worth it! After you pass the falls it becomes even more scenic. It also becomes much more difficult after the falls. I love it!

Did this trail on a windy and rainy day-just went slower but was still a good manageable trail. Definitely follow the posted trail signs. Lots of options to make it a short or long loop. Beautiful scenery.

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

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rocky
2 days ago

Great hike! Super foggy but still gorgeous. Would definitely recommend!

Great hike. Road in good condition. Chattooga River was super high, waterfall was raging. Uphill basically the entire way back to the car but totally worth it. Nice well-maintained trail.

It was a quiet Saturday walk or you could barely hear the highway early on. I was able to see some deer and overall there was a great amount of people on the boardwalk. The only thing I wish is that they would make the boardwalk a less slick material when it is wet.Almost every time that I am on the trail I am a slip and fall.

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome hike. The first half of the trail isn’t too strenuous. However, there are parts on the second half that do get tough. It’s hard rating lived up to its name. The view at the top is absolutely worth it. My only complaint was that the trail was not marked well, so use this app to help guide you

This trail had some great nature and a surprise waterfall. it's got a great wooden walking platform over some small streams too.

hiking
4 days ago

This place is beautiful. It's been years since I went, but when we were there the parking area and pathways were very clear no trash ect. The walk down to the falls is easy, but getting back can be a bit of a struggle if your not used to lots of stairs. There are plenty of resting spots every so often between the staircases to rest though. Will be visiting again soon!

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muddy
5 days ago

Great hike. I’d call it easy but I feel a little more seasoned. Great view with all the leaves missing. Sunny day.

hiking
5 days ago

Found this to be a fairly easy hike through the woods with a waterfall, river and covered bridge as the highlights. I went on a Sunday morning and it wasn’t too busy, crossed paths with a few dog walkers and joggers. Missed having blazes to follow but they do have signs on posts at all intersections and path well groomed so no chance of getting lost. I would walk here again.

Trail is well maintained, and the hike is fairly easy. There are a few river crossings. I wore my waterproof boots and was fine. From Beech Bottom Trailhead to Jack's River Falls takes 1.5 to 2 hours, about the same on the way back. As others have mentioned, the roads in the Cohutta wilderness can be pretty treacherous. I'd recommend a 4x4 vehicle. I went after it had rained so there were some muddy inclines that I needed to use four wheel drive on.

Great hike ,started at the Trackrock Gap, on Sunday Jan.6th. We are a group of 6 preparing for Kill. First 1.5 miles of the hike was difficult but doable then became a regular hike. After hiking for 3.5 miles the trail was impassable with many fallen Rhododendron trees blocking the trail ,so we hiked back to the starting point.
We drove to the Brasstown Bald visitors center and hiked up to the summit .Views from the observatory tower were stunning on that clear pleasant day.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful trail. Not too far and the elevation change is gradual so not bad at all. Hemlock Falls is beautiful and the hike up along Mocassin Creek is stunning. I will be hiking this trail again. We have seen dogs on some of the trails we hike and although they were dog friendly trails, that doesn't mean they shouldn't be on a leash. Other people don't know your dog and some people may be deathly afraid of dogs. Please consider other people when you bring your dogs.

I will start off by saying maybe this issue was because of the government shut down and having no forest rangers. However, this trail was being used by squirrel hunters and there were people hunting right off the parking lot for the trail head. WE COULD SEE THEM SHOOTING FROM THE TRAIL HEAD! Needless to say this was a 3 hour round trip wasted because we didn’t feel safe hiking with so many (obviously irresponsible) people shooting that close to the trail.

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.

Stunningly beautiful. Lots of different trails to follow

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 , haven’t hiked for about a year and it wasn’t bad.

Good hike love the water fall at the end

Selected this trail since it had waterfalls and was the shortest looking trail on the map as we passed through. Did not consult AllTrails... lady at visitor center said “you know it’s 1200 steps?” And I said to myself ...”is that a lot? I can do 12k steps in a shift at work”...
What I didn’t hear was STAIRSTEPS. Lots and lots. Thank goodness for all the little landings to wait for my heart to slow back down. Well worth the journey, though!
And I agree re dogs and the grated steps... ours would not have made it very far had we brought him.

Hiking, Beautiful place. Waterfall.

Awesome trail!

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.

Such a fun, easy to moderate hike! The summit is well worth it, even in the fog!!! We had two dogs and made it easily. Went on a chilly Sunday and it was practically empty!

Take the western loop clockwise to avoid hiking down rocks!

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