nature trips




dog friendly

wild flowers

kid friendly


trail running


dogs on leash

The Chattahoochee National Forest covers 749,689 acres in north Georgia, managed by six ranger districts. Over 40 percent of the land in Fannin County is national forest land (106,000 acres). 40,006 acres are located in the Cohutta Ranger District and 66,097 in the Blue Ridge Ranger District. The forest receives more than 10 million visitors each year.

Long hike ... really long!! But the waterfall at the end makes it all worth it!
I did a day hike but I recommend and overnight camping would be a better idea... solely because you dont want to walk 11 miles ewch way in just a day

I went with my son and absolutely loved it!!

Excellent hike, the Inn was worth it all, was feed great food too.

4 days ago

The trail took us about 2 half hours to complete.

very remote forested trail. I found it very interesting to explore the trails in this region. trail is not marked and there is more than one way to go. I loved it. the 2 waterfalls were beautiful.

Just completed, started 6/16 hiked back out 6/17, to the northern trail head. The river on 6/16 was higher due to the rainfall during the week. On Saturday while hiking out river level had dropped about 18". I would hike this during the week, a lot less people! Did not see one person until Saturday. At every river crossing there is a campsite or close by. Trekking poles are very helpful when the river level is high, take your time crossing you can not take back a miss placed step.

Great hike!!! The sound of rushing water fills the trail almost the whole hike. Great steam crossings. It's a good uphill about 30 minutes into it but well worth it.

I am hiking from Springer to Smoky Mountain.Anyone else going round about the 18 the September 2017?
I have 12 days to see how far I can get. Any suggestions on weather and gear needed? pauloppel@gmail.com

on Panther Creek Trail

11 days ago