Emery Creek Falls

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Emery Creek Falls is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hasslers Mill, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
859 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

Get ready to get wet! This hike has plenty of creek crossings so make sure you come prepared. The falls are absolutely gorgeous and the trailhead was pretty easy to find. Best part was definitely the fact that there was such little traffic on the trail. You should totally check out Emery Creek!

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike! The river crossings are fun on a hot summer day and our dogs loved it. There is swimming at the base of both falls. Things to note...at the start of the trail there are two paths, one leading down to the river and one leading up. The one leading up is the main trail. Also after reading the other reviews we expected the first crossing to be difficult. We did a somewhat challenging first crossing where we waded across the river but it turns out we just crossed too early and there was an easy crossing further down. Basically if you think it looks like a hard crossing keep walking and look for the green blazes!

hiking
1 month ago

Went today with my husband nice trail the first section creek crossing was the hardest .

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Easy trail, except from the parking lot to first creek crossing has some rough footing. 10 creek crossings to reach the falls, and 10 going back, of course! Some spots in the creek were ankle deep. Some were over my knees. Spectacular falls at the end. Be sure to continue the climb up above the first big fall, as there's another waterfall up above, and a perfect spot to rest. It felt 10 degrees cooler up there. Several pools of water to swim in also. Passed a handful of camp sites along the way. I definitely will hike this again, but not after a heavy rain. Could be treacherous. Also not in the winter!

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike! a bit tricky at the first creek crossing, but other than that it's an excellent trail. you're definitely gonna get soaked.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with some of the best waterfalls and Creek views in North GA. Wet hike with 10 creek crossing so prepare to get wet from the waist down. Can be difficult to find the trails when you cross the river so look for the green blazes. “When in doubt, look across the river.” Waterfall at the end is worth the effort to get there.

1 month ago

Had to cross the creek so many times. There are snakes but absolutely beautiful waterfalls and swimming areas the water is cold which is nice when you are hot!

2 months ago

Beautiful!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike with lots of Creek time due to all the crossings. Well marked trail as you cross the creek.

hiking
3 months ago

An awesome trail to day hike. After a good rain the creek crossings are fairly difficult so prepare to get pretty wet. There’s around 10 crossings before you reach the waterfall. Each crossing is marked with bright neon green markers nailed to the trees across the creek. Overall, super fun hike, climbing over fallen trees and wading through the creek just make a simple hike all that much better in my opinion. There’s also certain places to camp, there’s a camping spot right below the falls! and fishing is allowed on the two connecting creeks.

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorites.

5 months ago

Love this trail. Be prepared to get wet

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail! The creek crossings were a lot of fun, and the falls are beautiful. Wonderful out and back trail.

11 months ago

Amazing. Perfect for our Siberian Husky. Prepare to get your feet wet, but so worth it!!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I can't believe I'm only the 2nd person to rate this trail on this app. It was an incredible hike! First, let me say make sure you wear chacos bc you have 11-12 creek crossings. If your dog is afraid of water then this isn't the hike for them. The trails are well marked and are excellent. Lots of shade and too many swimming holes to count. A definite must go!

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

This is a fun trail to do on a warm day. The trail is moderate with a gradual increase in elevation and with 10 stream crossings on the way up to the falls. The crossings can be tricky if your goal is to keep everything dry. The crossings are marked with bright green blazes, some may take a moment to spot. The falls are pretty and worth the hike. Went early August of 2017. The streams were flowing well, but I could tell that they were not at the maximum levels. After a good rain, the crossings could be quite difficult. I'd recommend being prepared to take a swim just for the fun of it.

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