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Kai Kimmel
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RunningOver grownRocky

Early morning run, even saw a club (no sign of the mother bear though )

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Ansley Duncan
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The river crossings were quite fun. First river crossing is a bit harder than the other ten but it gets easier to cross after continuously doing so. The water also felt good and helped take care of heat which is why it's so perfect for the summer. I highly recommend doing this trail.

Jess Wren
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Hiking

Hiked with a friend and two dogs last weekend. Aside from one of the doggos getting stuck in a crevice, it was a fun, pretty flat hike. Wearing no socks and quick dry pants was a good decision!

Elizabeth Focazio
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Hiking

Well marked but definitely muddy. Lots of water crossings but super manageable. Really enjoyed!

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Gail Brown
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HikingMuddyRocky

Tried to do this trail made it to the first river crossing. The river was very fast moving, unable to cross too dangerous maybe next time. Other than that what we did see was beautiful!

Ken Newberry
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Hiking

So much fun! Crossed the creek 11 times and the waterfall was fantastic. Better than pictures show. Trail conditions was great. Only difficulty was at the beginning when got off trail by following bushwhacked trail for a short while. Take the right trail at the start and then be sure to stay close to the river. There are a few but easily missed green trail markings. After the first creek crossing the trail opens up and Is so beautiful.

Kalie Jarrell
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HikingMuddy

This trail is great!! It was pretty muddy in some spots because of all the rain but you’re going to be in water multiple times so it wasn’t a big deal. The trail was marked fairly well by either orange, green, or silver blazes. The first creek crossing is the most difficult but don’t let that discourage you!

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Michael D.
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HikingBlowdownBugsOver grownWashed out

If you want a challenging hike, this is it. May be better to do hike on winter or spring with less vegetation, humidity, and bugs. We tried to do the loop down to the conasauga river trail and backup chestnut lead / Forrest road as suggested in the 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains by Johnny Molloy. The trail down was hard because of overgrowth and briar thorns. OUCH. We have a 1000 scratches to show it. I wonder why it is called Tearbritches? ;) Wear pants and long sleeve shirts. A hat with a mesh may help with bugs. They did not care about bug spray. No mosquitoes though. There were too many downed trees along the river after Panther Creek made it hard to find trail and pass with backpacks. We saw a group of three young men camping at panther creek and doing some fly fishing. They came in a different route from upstream and said it was very hard to find the trail. They just simply made their own path. One said that fish were small and not worth it. So we decided to double back and spend the night at the confluence of Tearbritches and Conasauga. Nice spot. This meant we were going to go backup bald mountain. ;( Strenuous return via Tearbritches again through overgrowth.

John Stauter
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jul 04 2020
HikingGreat!

Fantastic trail. It's hard so make sure to be prepared with water & food. I took 3 litres of water in my camelbak (hiked in July, HOT) and drank all of it. I started at the Vogel Park Visitor Center. Walk up to the trailhead, and then hike up to a point to where you see sign for " Blood Mountain". This will take you clockwise on the Coosa Backcountry trail. The ascent on the Coosa backcountry trail is fun and intense at times. Turn left at the Duncan Ridge Trail. This section is gorgeous! I enjoyed this part the most. It was a tad overgrown in areas, but not that bad. Then turn left on the AT and you can walk up to Blood Mountain. There are many side campsites and views you can explore as you get closer to the peak. I saw 2 black bears and a turtle during my trip. What a great hike.

Madison Pollard
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Hiking

Very little foot traffic, not as far as said. More like 5 mi there.

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Stephen Tynes
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Hiking

The trail isn't particularly easy to follow at the start. At the trailhead there are two paths, one down to the river and the other up higher. Take the higher trail. After 1/4 mile or so the trail drops down to the river and makes the first of a number of creek crossings. This is the most difficult to follow as it's not well marked. Later there are some orange flagging and green/yellow blazes and the trail is more apparent but that first crossing can be easy to miss. There were many people in the creek swimming and playing the first half mile or so but it thinned out substantially after that. The falls are well worth the hike. Easy trip for kids and adults alike as long as you're prepared for the water. It can be slippery in spots. Hiking poles or joining hands makes it easier. Lots of people and vehicles meant lots of trash. Please pack it out and clean up after yourself. Enjoy the falls!

Mario Adkins
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Hiking

Fairly boring trail with no views. It has plenty if wet, slippery rocks though. Not worth the effort.

Roman Ivenski
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Hiking

Absolutely epic - probably my favorite waterfall in the south. Multi-level waterfall with pools you can swim in, remote, powerful. Just totally epic. Now the downsides: - Takes about an hour from the highway on very rough dirt roads. Tried to drive my tesla, had to turn around and borrow wife’s SUV. - Fairly low elevation hike, so hot. But jumping in the waterfall makes it worth it.

Dave Joyce
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

I gave it 4 stars because I saw some great birds; hooded warbler, indigo bunting, worm eating warbler, Scarlet Tanager and wood thrush. That was the bright spot. The trail is overgrown and scratched up my legs. Bigger issue, some very large blow downs and then combined with the overgrowth, makes it a bit dangerous because your not sure where to place your feet. I kind of liked the chest pumping rise from the parking area to the peak before dropping down to the river after 3 miles. There was a fire here (maybe 8-10 years ago?) and seeing how the Forest regrows is cool but some major trail maintenance is in order. Not as bad as the river trail but still bad

Mark Miller
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HikingBlowdown

Nice day hike

Laura D.
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great hike today. water shoes a must. first crossing of the creek the water was up to my thighs (I'm 5'-3"). rocks are very slippery so, trekking poles or having a hand to hold while you cross is very helpful. we crossed the creek about 7-8 times on our hike to the waterfall. after the first crossing of the creek, the rest aren't so deep. it's a beautiful hike, definitely worth it.

Brad Mencher
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Hiking

Wonderful hike. Get here early as the top of Pinnacle Knob was crowded by 10:30am. The views from the top were the best we’ve seen in GA - well worth the uphill climb! When you get to the campground, stay to the left of the stream. The trail seems to be blazed both ways, but the trail to the top continues left and up. We initially went to the right, but the AllTrails app alerted us that we were going the wrong way. Thanks!

Jo Coop
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Hiking

I'm not sure how recent this has happened but there are a lot of downed trees on the trail. Still easy to navigate though. there are recent reports of the road being washed out but I went on June 2nd 2020 and the road to the trailhead was driveable. I guess they were finishing repairs that day bc on the way in there was a lot of dirt and mud and on the way out or was all gravel. The hike itself is easy, low grade inclines and declines. But obviously it's lengthy. No cell service so having some way of tracking your steps or mileage/ GPS location is def mentally helpful because a large part of the walk is monotonous albeit beautiful. Without a way of tracking progress it gets to you mentally a bit, especially on the way out. The prize at the end of the trail makes it more than worth it, even for ppl for whom 9-10 miles might be pushing it. Beautiful clear waters, swimming, cliff jumping, rock climbing, etc. Just an overall playground. water temp is def cold but feels nice on your muscles after the trek, and on even a milidly warm day you don't feel the cold after the initial shock. HIGHLY recommend for nature chasers.

Bianca Bell
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Hiking

Beautiful views once you make it to CowRock. Trail in relatively good shape. Be warned that we saw two rattlesnakes on CowRock. One juvenile curled up under the boulder in the center and another 5-6ft long rattler laying across the trail just above the rock. Watch your children and dogs. Yikes!

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Levi Karas
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Backpacking

Backpacked in and stayed overnight on June 20. Very awesome trail.Great waterfall views all the way up and plenty of places to wade or swim if you like cold water. Bring water shoes or a change of shoes, your feet will get wet. You'll have about 10 river crossings each way, some can get a bit slippery over the rocks. Trekking poles helped me keep my balance with the backpack and a dog on leash. The trail is kind of hard to find in the beginning, as you have to climb over some big rocks to find the first crossing. Just follow the green/orange markers. There aren't a ton of camp sites along the way and many are very public/right on the trail, unless you get creative. We found a cozy spot right by a waterfall. Definitely worth the effort. Other than the crossings, the trail is pretty easy.

Andrew Grant
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Hiking

Great trail for a moderate day hike. Plenty of shade, great view at the end from Pinnacle Knob. A few blow downs but nothing unmanageable. Inclines aren’t bad at all.

Griff Kerstine
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Hiking

perfect mile in and mile out to the gannett poplar. today a tree by the creek had a handful of salamanders all over it. maybe they were newts. very cool.

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Maria Ospina
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail one of the best !!! Take water shoes !! Mandatory

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Ken Brown
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BackpackingBlowdownOver grown

An amazing hiking experience! We started off in Alaculsey on a 3 day backpacking trip up the entire jacks River trail and then continued along the Benton Mackaye trail. The 22 river crossings (one-way) make this a unique experience. I would definitely recommend trekking poles or find a walking stick. The current is swift and the rocks can be slippery, which makes for a challenging combination at times. We camped out a little past the Rice Camp trail in a beautiful existing site near the river. The reason for 3 starts and not 5 is that the trail is woefully maintained, meaning not at all. Numerous downed trees across the trail and areas overgrown with thorny weeds was not what we were expecting for such a popular trail. If you are used to the Benton Mackaye, Appalachian Trail, or similar maintained trails, you may want to cut your estimated pace in half. The fact that we were backpacking made it more difficult, as our packs would get snagged on the downed trees. Day-hikers wouldnt be affected quite as much

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