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on Iron Hill Trail

hiking
42 minutes ago

Great views and fairly easy trail. Overall super easy. Enjoyed it a lot and a nice trail to do with young children. Great for beginners

really muddy and beach is littered with trash. I always give my dog a bath afterwards when I let him play in the smelly river of city runoff.

Pretty trail that’s probably amazing in spring. As mentioned, Jarrard and Slaughter trails not well marked. Therefore, I felt like Moses wandering through the desert. AT section is nice. $5 fee for parking, cash or check only.

Atlanta trails has better info on route to take and landmarks. Highly advise starting at Jarrard end and not the Slaughter end.

An intown gem.

Camping spots are never full. Great river side spots with firepit.

A really nice hike on a beautiful fall day. Easy to moderate is the correct rating. Walking poles always a plus. I recommend hiking in the fall/winter when the leaves are gone. The real star of this hike is the many cascading streams with their tumbling waterfalls. Many of which would not be visible in the spring/summer due to foliage.

walking
1 day ago

Beautiful easy walk and fun for kids. There were geese, fish in the lake, and cute little birds that would get really close. It was a nice walk and felt very safe since there were a lot of other families walking.

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

I wouldn’t call this hike easy. It’s not bad as far as incline goes... it has a couple of relatively steep inclines but nothing crazy... but the trail itself is really narrow at parts and has a lot of rocks, slippery spots, and tree trunks. We hike weekly and I found this a little rough in terms of navigating the terrain. We also had two dogs with us which made the narrow trails difficult to pass. Very pretty and enjoyable tho

Awesome trail! I highly recommend it!

We did the full loop on an early November day after a few days of torrential rains here in the Dalton area. As a result, all of the streams, springs and creeks were swollen. In the part of the trail that goes through the valley floor, there are many streams that are easy to step across in normal conditions, however, on this day, the width of the streams varied from 3 feet to 15 feet in width that we had to cross. We actually had to ford one stream, but were able to leap across with a running start, or make steppingstones for the other ones. We crossed at least 20 streams as we hiked along the valley floor. While these many water challenges added additional challenges to the trek, it also made the completion that much more satisfactory to us. Great trek! We started at the trailhead at 11 AM, and finished the loop at 2:30 PM. We stopped frequently for pictures and to formulate strategies for crossing the many streams. We did not see a single other hiker, and did not hear any traffic or other noise, which gave this loop a refreshing, backcountry feel. Enjoy!

Pleasant trail. Many viewpoints along the canyon ridges. Expect heavy traffic on weekends...

I walk this trail several times a week and love it.

This is my new favorite - had a little bit of everything - Hiked this Sunday, Nov 11, 2018, So many things to do. I believe the waterfall is one of the best I have seen in the Ga Mountains. Weather was perfect: sunny and 40 degrees. Wore jacket on way down and stowed it on the way up. Met some really nice people. As others said the bridge was destroyed but not hard using the fallen trees to cross. There is a sign about the route being closed due to the bridge. Please ignore that and enjoy yourself. Last point, if your vehicle does not have the clearance needed to cross a small creek you will need to walk a pretty good distance to start this hike. Not sure how far - someone else would know the distance. I drove the hike in a 2015 F250 Lariat - plenty of clearance.

Definitely worth the hike! The bamboo forest was the best reward at the end!

Everything about this hike was perfect. The drive to get there is a little longer but beautiful. We had no trouble approaching from Doublehead Gap, then the dirt service road to the trail, which we found to be well maintained. Beautiful hike with ample stream crossings and change of scenery as you cross over the ridge. We had enough energy to also hike to Long Creek Falls afterwards which added another two miles to our adventure. The falls are beautiful and worth the effort. A full and satisfying day.

I LOVE THIS TRAIL. I’m sad it took me so long to find out about it, seriously. This trail has it all! 3 waterfalls, a river, a mountain, an AMAZING lookout.... I loved it so much. The first two miles are fairly easy, then the last two are climbing up to Pinnacle Knob. I really, really enjoyed this hike. I went on a Saturday and maybe saw about 15 people the whole time. I also took my three dogs and they had a great time. Highly recommend this trail! Parking is nice and convenient too. Also a lot of really cool camp spots. Another thing, the trail has been rerouted since it was last updated on here, so it’s definitely more like 4 miles to the top.

hiking
7 days ago

I would classify this trail as "easy" rather than "moderate." The payoff at the falls is nice, but large stretches of the trail system are devoted to mountain biking, making for lots of long switchbacks, which aren't really hiker-friendly.

Beautiful scenery. Absolutely beautiful during fall whenever the leaves are changing.

This was pretty easy to find but my Garmin said around 11 miles at the end, not 9.6 miles. It was an easy hike with a few good hills. Nice views and little foot traffic once you get past the parking area.

on West Rim Loop Trail

hiking
8 days ago

Fantastic trail, Lots of beautiful lookout points. Include the waterfalls trail and you have a great 7 miles of waterfalls, Streams and gorgeous canyon views.

Nice easy trail with pretty overlooks of mountains.

As others have mentioned this trail is not accurately described. The GPS track that looks like it is part of the trail is actually a dirt road that leads down to a small parking area that then leads out to the suspension bridge. This is also definitely not 9 miles, however we still had a nice walk with our dog in the areas that were less crowded and felt comfortable taking her off leash and exploring some of the other roads in the national Forest.

Super fun getaway from the city! We’re still searching for the bamboo forest.

Fun bike ride with the family today! We found the trails well marked. The pump tracks in the woods were fun and the obstacle course pump tack at the park just opened Oct. 27th. It was a beautiful day and the trail wasn’t too difficult to enjoy. The trail had a varied landscape with lots to see.

Really nice

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful hike - lots of roots and rocks! This time I combined with Sitton Gulch for 10+ mile hike

one of my favorite hikes in atlanta. so many trails so you never do the same hike twice. the creek is pretty and good for dogs. parking is limited.

3 for the hiking. nothing exciting. walking the trails is easy and maybe gets you 2 miles. nothing strenuous. the best part is the dog beach in the middle. has some natural barriers to keep the pups there.

We love this trail and would hike it again. Good natural trail surface and enough elevation change to be interesting. Lovely walk in the woods. Only problem now is we got.a dog and they’re not allowed.

it's a regular for me. my dog loves going

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