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7 hours ago

This was a Super Hike! We only hiked to the Panther Creek Falls, which was plenty!
7 miles round trip and we had no desire to go beyond the falls. It was a warm day and there were plenty of people and dogs! We had lunch and waded into the water. Delightful! The hike was pretty energetic with so many uphills, and downhills with tree roots for steps and boulders to slide down or climb up. We will definitely hike this trail again in October or November. There are many visitors to these falls and it was pretty busy on the Sunday we were there. Next time we’ll go during the week.

So the actual hike wasn't difficult. The views from Preacher's Rock are pretty awesome. We went early to try and catch the sunrise... but what we actually caught was a nice walk in the clouds. The temperature was very pleasant and the added moisture from the clouds was nature's A/C. However the map from Alltrails was a bit misleading. The was our first trip so I relied solely on the app. It had us walking an extra mile thinking there was more to see... There was not. So unless you are planning on hiking to Blood Mountain don't go past Preacher's Rock.

Very nice hike when combined with Preachers rock.

Hiked yesterday September 22. The first marker was hard to spot. We ended up hiking the wrong creek for about a mile, before we back tracked, we did find the trail. Other than that the falls were beautiful. It would make a great weekend backpacking trip too

This is a terrific trail, a steady climb all the way up, but you get too see a couple of cool waterfalls on the way. The view from Pinnacle Knob is well worth the effort. One tip..If you are going to park at Warwoman Dell parking area, the trailhead is not obvious. It is on the right as you drive in, past the first small parking area on the left, ignore all the signs on the left. We and another group of hikers spent some time milling around trying to figure out the misleading signs on the left....

Fun creek crossings, great waterfalls!

Great trail, the down trees at the beginning of the trail have been cleared! It was actually about 8.2 miles up to the top and back. Got here at about 8am on a Wednesday morning and never saw another person. The view from the top is amazing!

Amazing hike, 7 creek crossings, loved both falls on this trail. Well worth the hike.

Very nice views. I love water falls and this trail is amazing!

hiking
7 days ago

Easy trail that anyone of any age can enjoy.

Very beautiful sets of falls. However mileage is closer to 1.45 in and 1.45 out to the road trailhead for a total of about 2.9 to 3 miles RT. Whoever posted this and said 1.1 in and 1.1 out must have been at the Rabun Beach campground trailhead. Trail is easy/moderate to the second set of falls and then moderate/difficult to the final and third set of falls. Overall worth the 3 miles.

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful hike! Be prepared for lots of stairs!

hiking
9 days ago

The hike was nice being right next to the creek the whole way, was soothing hearing the mini rapids. The falls was like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, well in a sense. :)

This was a short hike with a bushwhack to the summit of Cowpen Mountain and back. Long forest/service road drive to the trailhead at Three Forks Mountain. Still smells like fire in this area of the woods. Also, the bow hunters are out so be careful! I hiked East Cowpen Trail to the backside (north) of Cowpen Mtn where the ridge line comes down to the trail. At that point I turned back south and bushwhacked the ridge to the summit. Encountered only briers which were easy enough to go around or through. Pile of rocks is all there is to the summit. No views. From there I headed almost due East back to the trail and from there to the trailhead.

Very beautiful trail, people say it’s well trafficked but when I went one day during the week, and barely saw people out there. I went later in the day, passed by the campsite and there were people down there but I only passed 2-3 people/groups on the trail, so the seclusion made it even better.

Just like people say, it’s pretty anticlimactic if you choose not to make the little extra climb at the end to get up to see the waterfall, but you still pass by some on the way,

At the beginning of the trail. There’s fallen trees blocking the path that needs to get cleared up. Also, getting to the very top, there’s a lot weeds that make it difficult to squeeze up there. You barely see the path. Other than that. It was awesome!

easily one of my fav waterfalls in this area..easy hike to two great falls.

great hike in early spring when the flowers are blooming...great hike all around..bring a picnic lunch and have it on the flat rocks. you're welcome

2018.09.11 We came in from the West rim campground. Nice walk to the steps. You go down from there, then you can split right to Hemlock or left to Cherokee. The majority of the 600 steps are down to Hemlock. It rained the day before. The falls were running. If you love your dog please get a set of boots for them. The grate steps will be ruff on their toes and pads.

Easy and nice trail!

Paved walking trail with moderate elevation. Great for most skill levels with benches along the way to catch your breath.

decent trail. clean. family friendly.

hiking
15 days ago

Poison Ivy was overwhelming. The trail is overgrown in several spots. Trail surface is excellent. Waterfalls with bridge and a rock staircase with hidden stone door. Really cool. A great little swimming hole too.

This was # 3 of 4 for the Canyon Climbers and my absolute fave. With 2 very different falls, and the views are stunning every step. Will go back!

Great waterfall. Perfect for hot parts of the year because you’re going to get wet. 11 creek crossings in and the same amount back out.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a good walk, but not my favorite. It's helpful because at least 4 or 5 trail heads sit ON this loop. But, as a stand alone, it's only worth it for the mountain shots across the lake and there's lake activities you can get into. It's not my favorite because the begining of the loop, you have to walk past secluded cabins, right next to the road just to get to the trail head. Which defeats the whole purpose of a nature walk. There's also a water recycle plant right on the loop, so it smells terrible when you're close in proximity to it

Loved this hike, it was speldid. Double feature waterfall, the top fall is better (in my opinion) for swimming. I gave four stars because we didn't know that there are TWO enterances. We went through the back and had to cross TWO rivers in my little Kia Forte. Which, no surprise, we had to park and walk. It was a solid half mile, if not more, to the actual waterfall entrance. Other than that, no complaints. SUPER slick, so be cautious. A must see, we plan to go back.

Great trail! Easy hike along the river in September. Beautiful views . Gnats were pretty bad. Well worth the effort.

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.

We have been going to this waterfall for 3 years, as my wife and I were married at the base of the waterfall on 8/21/15... we were there a few weeks ago to find someone has defaced the rock and tree in front of the waterfall with paint. How disappointed we were to see this.

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