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trail running
2 days ago

Steep incline to start but otherwise a fairly easy trail.

Hiked from Brasstown Bald to Trackrock Gap! Being a senior citizen (70) & “flatlander” (Louisiana), I thought I’d try the predominantly downhill trail first! Look forward to going back later in the fall for more great views! Other reviewers mentioned the tough “uphill” from Trackrock at the beginning, but it wasn’t a picnic for these tired old knees going downhill either! Very little water so better pack yours in! Definitely take hiking sticks! Lifesavers! 3 1/2 hours! Not bad for an old guy! Hike on!

Quite loud with surrounding traffic, which can be expected since it is inside the perimeter. Very easy to walk however the trails were littered with garbage, which shows lack of care on both the city and the visitors. Probably won’t visit again, but don’t regret visiting completely.

$500 fine if you go in the non existent water! no biking.

6 days ago

This was a nice short hike with stunning views of the falls. We went early in the morning on a Saturday and by the time we were leaving the trail was starting to get busy. We took our 50 pitbull mix and she handled the trail fine and she couldn't resist jumping in the water. This was the perfect spot to try out our new hiking gear before embarking on longer treks in the Smokies.

Just a heads up: the trailhead is on the opposite side of the road from the parking lot. Don't make the mistake I made, and take the game trail in front of the parking lot.

13 days ago

A beautiful waterfall!!!! Easy loop, definitely go again.

I love spending time in the creek. It’s really close to my house, and I come here to get away. It’s usually fairly quiet especially if you walk far enough down the creek. Perfect for what it is, a little tucked away spot in the woods in a populated area.

Awesome change of scenenry along a short 8 miles! It was more difficult than I expected....but I based my expectation off of the State Park Trail Map. It had the completion time for the 1.2 mile flat gravel trail around the lake at 1 hour. It had the completion time for the Gahuti trail at 5 hrs for 8 miles...it actually took me 5 full hours. Lots of ups and downs. I saw a lot of squirrels and a family of raccoons. The lake trail and the wall trail are not actually part of the g
Gahuti but I did those as well. When you are in this park it doesn't feel like you are in the mountains at all...untill you get to the overlooks! Reminded me of the Cloudland Canyon west rim trail.

17 days ago

Great trail even with all the leaves on the trees. That said, I plan to re-hike this great trail this winter. Started the hike from the Trailhead at Trackrock Gap. About the first 1.5 miles, I didn't find it brutal at all. It was a steady climb with a number of switch backs and never really leveled off until the ridgeline was gained. I'm not a particularly fast hiker and average just a little over 2mph including photo stops and short bushwhacks (like Locust Log Ridge and Chimneytop). As I write this, I am a couple weeks short of 64. Don't let some of the negative comments about the first 1.5 miles of the trail scare you away. It is a fantastic trail. Once I hit the Brasstown Bald parking lot (huge) I headed to the end and took Wolfpen Ridge Trail to the peak of Wolfpen Ridge (South) and a little beyond then I turned around and went back to the Brasstown Bald parking (the other end) and took the paved trail to the top. At the Visitor's Center (top of the mountain) I asked an attendant where the official top of the mountain was. She took me out to the breezeway between the Visitor Center and the Theater where she unlocked a door that had a stairway leading down (basement?) on the very top step she pointed to a USGS Benchmark. I took a picture of the BM and put my foot on it. Returning to the parking lot I used a two car shuttle to return to my parked car at Trackrock Gap. Great hike.

Short walk right to the falls

Beautiful trail. It is hard, but doable with plenty of rest stops.

We took the yellow trail. It was moderate/hard on the north side due to the rocks you had to step up on and at a few points the trail is narrow. Make sure you head to the scenic over look it’s beautiful.

21 days ago

Nice and short. Beautiful. Water fall

If you are in Roswell and have nothing better to do then this is a fine way to spend a morning. Don’t go out of your way.

trail running
24 days ago

Really enjoyed this loop. Well-marked the whole way around and it's got just enough elevation changes to feel like you did something. Will be returning!

Be prepared for a $5 cash fee at the parking lot, unless you have a National Park pass. Excellent trail for families. The maps at the park do not denote the location of the paper mill ruins-look for marker 26. Many hills, roots, large rocks. You can cook off in the creek.

27 days ago

Brett below is right about the first 1.7 miles. It's a tough start! There are other uphill portions too, but none that difficult. Still, if you have enough water, it's doable. Some of the more level bits in the middle offer some through-the-trees views of other mountains, and other parts wind through classic Appalachian hollows. The "last" section (before you turn around) starts at the ranger station and has you walk up a steep paved path to the highest point in Georgia: Brasstown Bald. There should be some spectacular views if it isn't hazy. That portion is accessible by car, and so you'll be joined by some more casual hikers. There's also a visitor center up there.

Trail is dog friendly, although there is no water except the fountains and vending at the ranger station.

Nice, short trail with water views. Perfect trail for kids.

1 month ago

This trail has a good mix of ups and downs. Great for exercise

Fun trail with lots of options great trees in rock outcrops plenty of parking with picnic matches

Great trail , wonderful time with family and friends.

trail running
1 month ago

Pretty quiet. Good run. Steady mild ups or downs. Finished next to a nice small lake. Drinking fountain in parking lot. No restrooms. Good wildlife sounds.

1 month ago

Love this Trail. It is a little piece of heaven in the middle of suburbia!

Great trail! Lots of ups and down to keep your heart pumping and plenty of beautiful views to keep you interested along the way.

1 month ago

A friend and I came to the area to hike Neels Gap to Blood Mountain but the weather was horrible and she wasn't too comfortable doing that much elevation in the pouring rain.
We opted for this trail instead. It was October so there was still enough leaves to canopy us some from the pouring rain. It was quite lovely. The trail is really interesting but it was quite slippery in places due to all the rocks.
We intend on revisiting this entire area in the near future and revisiting this trail and the ones we missed.

love this trail! great boulders in the river for relaxing, and a decent workout too. the ruins are cool.

Pretty view of the falls. One of the more crowded hikes along the Chatahoochee

Straight up climb. Great exercise! Even better views! :)

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