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I would have rated this trail 5 stars but you couldn't use much of it. it has not been cleaned up since the fires last year. there were trees down all over the trails. we had to go over, under and around constantly. also the trails are not blazed at all so it is very easy to miss a turn or lose the trail with all the trees down.

the trails were so bad we could not complete the loop and had to come back out on the same path. if it were cleaned up it would have been a great hike and camping experience.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very long trail with a few tough spots. Outside of the tough areas thw rest of the traul is very easy. Be sure to bring plenty of water, treking poles and snacks. Very little wind reachs the trail so the it gets hot very quickly. Good hike but prefer a stronger pay off for the effort.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Amazing hike and an even better payoff at the end when you reach the falls. If you live in Georgia and enjoy hiking, this is must do either as a day hike or packing in for the weekend.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome View from the top of the falls! Worth the pain. This is not a easy day hike. But we took 5 girls age 10-12 and they made it. The descent to the campsites, before the falls, is hard and harder again on the return. This one is not for little kids, as the drop is forever. But the view is breathtaking. I recommend hike in, camp, hike out. Having a rope at the falls was nice. The water is so clean a pure. The place was cleaned out by the fire in 2016.

2 months ago

Easy hike until Big Frog ascent. Great views. Trail from Double Springs to Big Frog summit is not in great shape partly because it mostly goes straight up the fall line and has turned into a rocky wash.

hiking
2 months ago

Very strenuous IMO, can be a tough trail that twists almost the entire duration of the hike

hiking
4 months ago

Was a very beautiful hike. I took my 6yo brother with me and the hike was definitely not kid friendly in my opinion. Other than that once we got to the waterfall the view was worth it.

camping
5 months ago

This was a great trail! The part we did was more like 7.5 to 8 miles for the round trip (to the falls and back out to the cars). Be sure to bring lots of water. The trail gets narrow and steep at times, think climbing on tree roots to get to the next part of the trail, but the falls at the end with the sandy beach to rest and refreshing water to swim in, it's so worth it! We went camping and found plenty of creek side spots and clearings in the woods with places for fires already started about one mile into the trail.

Pretty Tough. Lot's of water available from creeks and the rivers. Can be easy to lose the trail at water crossings. Much Shade. A good two day challenge

backpacking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The peak is not marked and slightly off trail not easily found with no September vista views. The trail is mostly fine but overgrown in many areas with thorny canes difficult to navigate in shorts.
If you calculate the peak distance and you're not sure you're there - stop and don't continue North or downhill, you'll end up in Tennessee
Bring water.

hiking
10 months ago