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Great trail and view. we took our dog and she enjoyed it too. I would suggest getting there early if you plan on hiking during a nice weekend day as the parking area was full by 1130am yesterday.

Nice trail. Just a little short. Going downhill sucked Beautiful falls though and well worth the short walk!

Beautiful trail. Took two hours at a reasonable pace. Hit the trail after 3 days of heavy rain, so there was no avoiding getting wet crossing 5 roaring streams. The overlook is awe inspiring, so be sure to take that little five minute detour. The trail markers can get confusing, as there are 3 at times: green rectangle, green diamond, and red rectangle. The park needs to redo the trail map so the markers match what the map says there are, as the map says Coosa is blue. Do this one counter clockwise, as clockwise would be like climbing stairs. Definitely going back.

very steep, just take your time. The views are amazing!

Great hike, easy with a “moderate” section or two. Falls all along the creek are gorgeous. The falls at the cliff (especially up inside) are worth the climb.

vista maravillosa, el lugar muy bonito...

Pretty steep but worth it

I wouldn't rate it as hard unless you're not in fair shape. The cliff at the top is worth the effort.

5 days ago

Beautiful views from the top!

Beautiful scenery but take note: this trail on the app is not talking about the gorge floor. Hiking the loop across the suspension bridge is a lot of steps but nothing is better (but more difficult) here than the gorge floor leading up Sliding Rock Trail. Took my husband and I about 3.5 hours to hike (and climb and wade in freezing water) from the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center then down to the suspension bridge then further down to the gorge floor (no pets allowed on the gorge floor) then across the rocks and along the rocks all the way to Bridal Veil Falls. The real challenge is the 45 degree angle climb up Sliding Rock Trail for about .25 miles and then up to the South Rim trail and across the bridge and North Rim Trail back to the center. Difficult but so worth it! Permit is required to go down to the gorge floor (only 100 given out each day).

It’s not just about the falls. My wife and I have taken this hike numerous times. We bring water and snacks and just enjoy everything this location has to offer. The river alone is enchanting. The trees are amazing. We love this hike.

Beautiful scenery from both sides. Quite the workout if you decide to hike the trails from one side to the other. Take the stairs all the way down to the bridge, cross it, then come back up the stairs on the other side. It was abt 11,000 steps trail and steps.

Great trail and BEAUTIFUL water falls. Will definitely visit again.

We hiked this trail earlier today. there were quite a few groups of people but not crowded. I took my six year old and only saw one other group with children. mine was fine, he tripped a couple of times on the rocks. This is a hard trail, but very rewarding! You are climbing over rocks and boulders for a bit of the trail. I recommend going when there are clear skies, there was quite a bit of fog and at the top there were no good views because of that. There was a valley close to the top that we enjoyed quite a bit though!

I know why its #1 in the area, loved it! It has multiple waterfalls along the way.At the end, Like others have said you have to climb to the very top to see all the falls in between the rocks. The climb looks intimidating but its really not that bad. Just do it, you'll be glad you did.

14 days ago

nice falls but to comercial for me

14 days ago

Felt the falls at end were not the best but the middle was nice.So save a walk stop at middle falls

great trail, beautiful view, moderate level

The trail isn't marked well (we got lost a couple of times) but other than that, it was a great vigorous hike!

19 days ago

Excellent hike and stunning views from the top of Blood Mountain. It was pretty crowded on a late morning weekday during Spring Break. But since we continued the loop to continue to the Freeman Trail, it was less crowded coming down the mountain than if we had backtracked back down like every other group was doing. Ran into a few AT through hikers. The last 2 miles is the Freeman Trail and we only saw one other person on it. We did this with kids (11 and 4) so it took almost double the time as what most people take for the loop because of many extended breaks to rest the little one's legs. But we planned for it to be an all day thing so it was a great adventure for them. I wouldn't recommend the full 6 mile loop for most people with small children unless you know your child can handle it. The last 2 miles on the Freeman Trail can be daunting for them since it is a lot of boulders and rocks after being tired out by the summit climb.

I did this trail last summer and it was super hot which made it harder but overall it was an amazing trail. The reward at the top was well worth it.

It was a nice trail with views and the suspension bridge was fun. Besides the stairs down to the bridge and up the other side, it was a very easy trail. Good views and a nice family loop trail. I took my 3 nieces ages 7,10, and 11. They hiked to loop with no problems. I would hike it again.

19 days ago

Great trail and beautiful waterfalls! We went later in the afternoon on a weekday during Spring break which was less crowded. We passed a lot of people making their way back, but we had the Falls to ourselves when we got there. We took our 11 and 4 yr old and they had no problem.

I love this trail! I camp and home here every year!

Beautiful trail with some fun rock hopping. The trail goes pretty vertical on the south side of the gorge. Gorge floor permit is a MUST, as the floor was my favorite part of the hike.

The fact that it was rated HARD intimidated me. Don't let it do the same to you. Go at your own pace and make your way to the top to enjoy the beautiful view!

22 days ago

Awesome trek, be sure to see the hidden waterfalls inside the crack in the cliff!!!

Super nice

This was my first ever “real” hiking experience. I loved it!! I cannot wait to do more. This is one place I know I will keep coming back to, over and over again.

on Mount Yonah Trail

24 days ago

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