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Took the AT approach trail to walk the steps up. The steps are not for the faint of heart. The views of the falls on the way up are great. And at the top is awesome. Took the East trail on the way back down. Very rocky at the top. Watch your footing so as to not roll an ankle. The trail itself is nice, wooded.

Great trail with lots of beautiful views! Kind of busy, but we waited to go until the tower was open - very neat observation decks at the overlooks as well. Lots of history! Full trail review + more pics coming to our hiking blog soon - www.Wander-Full-Life.com

Great hike, the vista is worth the hike up,lots of roots and rocks under foot

Looking up from the parking lot was intimidating, my wife and I joked about doing the winery instead. We are 60+ hikers and don’t give up easily, so up we went, and made it to the top. Apple watch says 5.06 miles, 1542 feet elevation, 3 hours and 19 seconds, including lunch and photo stops. This was a cool November hike, so no wildflowers or leaf colors, but the views were spectacular, well worth the effort.

hiking
2 days ago

Great workout and views. Can be busy during nice times of the year.

hiking
2 days ago

excellent short hike!

backpacking
2 days ago

fun hick with great view expeclly on a clear night you can see milkyway and shooting stars camped near top watch out for Snakes thought

This is a great.view with a great hike!

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful scenery! Trail was fine first part.. last mile was difficult, BUT worth it when you reached the top. Loved it.

Well-maintained and in the fall extra special with the changing of the leaves. We made it in time to venture up and inside the CCC fire tower and although it was foggy the view was nice.

My uncle and I circumvented the trail surrounding Fort Mountain State Park in a little over 5 hours. The trail is well-maintained and several of the views are spectacular, I hear. We were among the clouds during our hike and although the vistas were not available to us the scenery and foliage was and it is tremendous.

I loved it! It was wet and slippery in places since it had just rained yesterday and, yes, it is a little challenging (that's good) but those views are worth it!! I was hiking at a decent pace and the round trip took me about 2.5 hours .

Really enjoyed this trail! Moderate elevation changes and great view from the top!

Nice hike and summit view close to Atlanta.

hiking
9 days ago

Wonderful hike especially if you have a photographers eye. Great workout as well.

Good trail. Nothing difficult in regards to terrain changes. Nice view at the top. Excellent fall colors for mid November.

Beautiful view, but no dogs allowed!!

hiking
11 days ago

This is a great trail to hike for beautiful long range views! There are many rock outcroppings along the way. It was rocky and rooty in some places. My girls are experienced hikers, but we were unprepared for this trail. (We didn’t bring enough snacks to keep them happy and energized). LOL! But the views made it all worth wild!

hiking
12 days ago

Fun hike! Steady incline.

Views that’ll make you smack yo mama. Tough hike but totally worth the sweat. Get a pic on the rock up top. You’ll know the one.

gorgeous waterfall!, took creek trail up and and it wasn't a bad hike at all. going down we went down east ridge trail which was pretty sketchy. lots of loose rocks and erosion. I would def do this again...

I love this trail. It has a streams, waterfalls and gorgeous mountain views. My favorite hike in Georgia.

Great little short hike. Leaves were turning nicely and the views were awesome. I've lived in this area my whole life and never tire of this beautiful place! To me it's easy, the other folks we were with thought it moderate.Any way you look at it, it's worth the jaunt. You'll be glad you did it!!

We have hiked it in and out, but usually we bring 2 cars and leave one at the lot past Preachers Rock and camp. Lots of fun either way!

Awesome trail! Steps were a good workout. Beautiful views of the falls. Not that crowded of a trail. Very rocky in some places so watch your step!

Good trail for hikers and dogs. Once you get out of parking lot area not many people. A few “water crossings” not really water crossings but water on ground is great for dogs. Added miles making it an 11 mile loop in four hours. There was good up and down making it a great workout. Lots of fallen leaves at moment which did make it hard to see slippery rocks so watch footing.

Trail starting behind the visitors center to the falls is the best direction to take due to the condition of the trail and rocks.

Yay yay yay!

Top view very nice , great Trail .

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