Great hike for those looking for the less traveled. There were about four people on the trail today, and yes you will need something with all-wheel-drive or better. My little CRV did fine. Cross The first two streams, then park and use water shoes or sandals if you have some. after that third Creek you won't need them. The actual roof of the Falls is a little bit of the ways in, about 2.6 Miles. The trail has many trees falling over it, stick to the right side of the creek and you will eventually climb up past the cascade. Once you get to the top, you'll see the giant rock plateau and another scramble up the right side. Pretty rough going for about a quarter-mile. The effort is well worth it though! Definitely for experienced hikers, don't come out here with pets or sneakers.

hiking
14 days ago

Really great hike. Definitely difficult and for experienced hikers. Wear good shoes and don't expect to do the whole hike with your dog. Bring a friend because there is always a possibility of getting hurt and the trail is slippery. If you have a decent vehicle, you'll drive through the first two parts of the creek, then park, then start your hike walking through the third section of the creek. :) have fun!

hiking
24 days ago

Excellent little hike. The first few miles to the base of the falls is very pleasant with a couple of creek crossings. The hike to the top is pretty hard but very scenic and rewarding. You're greeted by numerous cascades on the way up to the top of the falls which consists of an impressive set of cliffs and about a 100 foot waterfall. The descent was the real bitch so be prepared to fall on your but a few times.

The steps are my favorite!!!!

The trail is not marked very well, there are occasional Orange push pins. These become very important about 1.5 miles in because the trail comes to an end at the base of the waterfall. This is where it becomes incredibly difficult until the top and those Orange push pins become important....my recommendation is to stay within sight of the falls and just keep climbing up. It's very steep, with lots of loose rocks and overgrowth. Also, bring a friend. The potential of getting hurt is very high. But know that once you've reached the top of the falls it makes it all worth it. Such a breathtaking waterfall. I would only recommend this to experienced hikers and to not bring any pets.

hiking
2 months ago

I chose strenuous for this trek because where the bottom of the falls start the trail ends and it's more like mountaineering and climbing to get to a place where you can see the top of the 600 ft falls. I would not do this hike in the winter because of the potential for the rocks to be icy.The first mile or two in is pretty flat land though. Beautiful wildflowers lined the trail this spring and I loved this trail because we were the only ones on it all day!

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike, interesting changes in landscapes but beautiful views of the Amicalola at the top.,

600 steps

This should be considered "HORSES ONLY" unless you plan to throw your shoes away at the end. The horse crap on the trails is ridiculous. Not well cared for, and definitely not worth $7.

hiking
4 months ago