Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Chattahoochee National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great little hike. Most of it is easy but about 1/4 mile is uphill. Nice camping spots along the trail!

Recent rains have made some areas along the trail a little muddy but they have made the falls pretty fine. I've hiked this several times but the volume of water going over the falls is the best I have ever seen.
This is very good hike if you don't mind crossing the stream in the water due to the damaged bridge. That was really fun once you get in and try it.

Drive up until you reach the gate on the gravel road. the walk up is long but with it. I flew my drone and grabbed incredible footage

I highly recommend doing this hike early in the morning because it does get busy. The bridge is broken but, if you feel comfortable doing so, the creek is pretty easy to cross and not very deep (I'm 5'1 and it came up to my knees at the deepest). You see two beautiful falls and can swim in one, blue hole falls. If you're planning on swimming, make sure it hasn't rained for a few days because the current is really strong and the fall is unswimmable if it just rained.

Once you parker stay on the gravel road. Do not take the road/trail in the curve when parking.

So so, more for biking

The waterfalls were awesome! The directions from the app were a little off. Just follow the hand painted signs to the correct turn. The pics were helpful to see the creek crossing in your car.

Beautiful falls! Trail is kept in good condition. Be prepared to drive through a stream to get to the trail head. Bridge was also out on trail.

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22 days ago

Really cool trail. Very scenic drive in. Beautiful lake. Very nice falls. We got to the 1st falls and thought we were done. Make sure to double back up to the left. Angel falls is actually at the end of the trail. Probably one of my favorite falls so far. Very scenic trail. Would recommend checking this one out.

My husband and I hike this trail as often as possible as we live relatively close to it. This is a beautiful park, and this hike is pretty strenuous for me at parts. Trail is narrow at spots, especially on the stairs.

Simple uphill slight grade hike on a road/trail lined with wild flowers. The top has an observatory which offers a stunning 360 view of the North Georgia Appalachians. Good for all skill levels!

DONT GO HERE! APPARENTLY IT’S NOT ALLOWED?

We hiked this trail at midday on 7/20/18. Our group consisted of 5 teenagers and 3 adults age late 40’s, to early 50’s. I would rate the trail as easy on the way down and moderate on the way back up. The trees keep the trail fairly cool for this time of year. Nice refreshing swimming hole at mid trail with nice waterfall and another waterfall at the bottom of the trail. Water shoes and a change of clothes if you’re going for a swim are recommended for this hike. We’d definitely do it again. Get out and enjoy!

There’s a drive through a small shallow creek and a long windy drive. Decently not meant for a small car. Hike was beautiful. Would do it again. Not too long and not to high of an elevation. Water fall was amazing!! There are also a few short cuts for people who don’t want to hike the whole way

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1 month ago

My favorite hike so far. The drive up is cool. Lots of beautiful homes. The trail is through a very green forest. I was waiting for elves and fairies to start jumping out at us! The waterfall at the end empties into a clear, shallow pool that’s not scary if you have kids or dogs. We went early and were completely alone. On the way back we ran into quite a few people. So, go before lunchtime if you like to be alone. Afternoon if you like to have people around.

Easy drive to trailhead. Short, easy hike. Refreshing cold water! Will return with more people to enjoy!

This trail was perfect for our family! We had a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a 19 month old in a carrier! Very Shady with a well maintained trail that followed the water! Plenty of fun bridges to walk across and places to stop and play in the water. It took us about 40 minutes to walk in and 40 minutes to walk our , but that is with kids in tow :) we will definitely do this trail again!

According to my Apple health data this was 3.6 miles and 16 flights of stairs so lots of elevation changes. I agree should be considered moderate, plus it was 85 and very humid today.

Great hike, we only saw a couple others on the trail so it was nice. My 10 year old enjoyed it, she played in the creek along the way to cool off. Go all the way up to see angel falls!

1 month ago

Great trail w two swimming holes. Bridge about half mile in is out, must walk across water but there are safe areas. Consider water shoes.

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1 month ago

easy first mile nearly downhill until the sharp left. As of 6/23/2018, large tree fall across trail around 1/2 mile from trailhead. You must ford Holcomb creek 50 yards upstream from the slot waterfall to get to next section (not shown on this site's map) to see actual Three Forks. This section of the trail had several (we counted six) tree falls which made us turn around. Chainsaw anyone? Still, the first falls at Holcomb is worth the relatively easy hike. One campsite near this falls is tight, a few trees for hammocks, a small firepit but close to the edge near the falls (loud).

Beautiful area with a local myth; the headless raccoon hunter! Legend has it, that if you go coon hunting up in this area, that the headless raccoon hunter chases you off the mountain!
All in all, I enjoyed the hike and my time at the fire tower.

1 month ago

While to waterfall was beautiful it was not a walk in the park. You have to climb down an unofficial trail to get to see the waterfall at all. Also it’s a loop style trail but everything past the rappelling wall was so overgrown it wasn’t possible to walk.

I love this trail...pro tip: drive a car that you’d feel comfortable driving through a creek, otherwise you’ll have to walk up a dirt road to the trailhead, which prolongs the hike a bit. Amazing in the summer, take a swimsuit tho

Trail was amazing. Had to hike an extra 1.5 miles uphill to get to the trailhead due to road being closed but it was worth every bit once we jumped into the water at the waterfall.

Awesome trail with beautiful view from cow rock!

Beautiful. Great with my two grade school boys.

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2 months ago

So right now the road that leads to the trail head is closed from storm damage (right by what would have been the creek you drive through). So you basically have to hike an extra 1.5 miles up a steep incline just to get to the trail head. But it’s totally worth it!! And the way down is much easier.

About .4 miles in you will get to a bridge that’s out and you will need to cross the creek which is about 1-2 feet deep. We took our shoes off.

About .7 miles in, you get to the “swimming hole” where you can jump off the waterfall or use the rope to swing out. Water was super cold so no one was actually “swimming” but it was thrilling to jump off the cliff!! Then you get to the second, bigger waterfall about 1.2 miles in. Nice photo opportunity.

Also, this is a HEAVILY trafficked trail. Be prepared to meet other hikers!! Overall, fun experience!

The road is closed 1.1 miles before trailhead due to storm damage. The hike up the gravel road was not fun for the kids but once on the trail, it was gorgeous. One of the footbridges is also washed out and we did a stream crossing there.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike, kid friendly, easy to follow. make sure you go all the way to the end to see Angel Falls

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