Known as the park where spring spends the summer, Moccasin Creek is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of lovely 2,800-acre Lake Burton. Despite its mountain location, the park is relatively flat, offering easy navigation for large RVs, childrens bicycles and wheelchairs. A fully accessible fishing pier sits above a trout-filled creek open only to physically challenged visitors, senior citizens and children. Tour the adjacent trout rearing station, hike on several nearby mountain trails or simply relax in this peaceful setting. The parks central location makes it a perfect jumping off spot for mountain exploration.

12 days ago

1 month ago

Great winter hike- I had the Falls all to myself.

2 months ago

3 months ago

One of my favorite area trails. It's pretty easy, a good family hike and beautiful scenery.

A really nice out and back with the kids. Might be my favorite place for a family hike.

5 months ago

Great little trail. You can can hear and see waterfalls and streams the entire hike. Very beautiful and relaxing, not strenuous at all. There is a spot at end where you can swim or just float around and enjoy the waterfall.

nice little hike

6 months ago

Very Beautiful! Scenery along the trail is great and the falls at the end are amazing.

Purple butterfly's and garden of Eden feel! Beauty surrounds you!

8 months ago

Easy pretty hike. Did the hike with a 2 and 5 year old and had no problems. When you get to the day parking area follow the road back to the trail head and park there.

easy fun hike.

Hemlock Falls Trail is a quick, mile and a half trail located near Lake Burton in Clarkesville, Georgia. The trail features several smaller falls and a few raging rapids along Mocasin Creek.

We came after a heavy rain the day before, so the trail was thick with mud and water hazards, but this also meant that several springs feeding the creek from high up in the hills were overflowing with gushing water. This was a sight to behold!

The trail itself is very well maintained. There were freshly cut logs alongside the path, suggesting rangers or volunteers had recently come through to clear trail-impeding trees that had fallen over. Rocks and roots are present, but are not a problem for those paying attention to the surroundings. There were only a handful of people out on the trail, making the trek feel more isolated than its proximity to busy Lake Burton would suggest.

This is a great little trail that would make an excellent addition to a longer day's hiking. I definitely recommend.