Hemlock Falls Trail

EASY 83 reviews

Hemlock Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clarkesville, Georgia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.9 miles
242 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


26 days ago

Beautiful trail

3 months ago

Very easy hike to the waterfall. The only thing you have to worry about is your footing because there are a lot of exposed roots and rocks along the way.

3 months ago

Such a great trail! Waterfalls all along the path. Very easy hike, a lot of shade, and of course tons of beauty! I️ would recommend this path to anyone that was looking for a nice hike!

4 months ago

Awesome falls, easy walk first half. Wish other half was clear to many downed trees.

4 months ago

Perfect hike to hang out and chill at the falls! Dog friendly and not super crowded. it was pleasant and the light was really pretty on all the colorful leaves. Great hike with the pup and a coworker!

4 months ago

This was a beautiful hike!!! Lots of pretty views of the river and mini falls on the way to the main falls. Even though it was overcast and cool, it was still an amazing hike. The leaves were gorgeous. Not much elevation change so an easy hike.

6 months ago

beautiful, easy to get to the falls, we go several times a year.

7 months ago

nice, even on a busy Sunday

8 months ago

I have had the good fortune to spend a decent amount of time in North Georgia, and Hemlock Falls is hands-down my favorite hike. It's super easy and pretty short. The falls at the end of the trail are really pretty, but there are equally pretty spots all along the way. I can't wait to go back and spend more time on this sweet little trail.

8 months ago

Wonderful trails, very well maintained. Beautiful falls and fun swimming pools. Everyone we met was friendly even the dogs!!! There were many kids there, all ages.
On the way out, we were told we just missed a rattlesnake! Thank God it was on the way out or I would have missed a wonderful hike!

8 months ago

The forest is beautiful and the hike enjoyable.

9 months ago

This hike has it all! The entire trail is beautiful and good for all skill levels.

9 months ago

Awesome trail! Good for all skill levels with perfect views of the rapids and waterfalls along the way. As with any trails in north Georgia, look out for snakes.

10 months ago

very nice trail along the creek with several nice areas to stop.

10 months ago

Good hike, well maintained, easy trail to the falls and a good swimming hole

10 months ago

Nice short hike. Beautiful waterfall.

11 months ago

Great trail!! Lots of places to jump in the river. Shaded to avoid the heat and a wonderful rest spot at the end with the waterfall. Kids loved it, aged 5-12.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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

Friday, November 25, 2016

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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

Thursday, October 06, 2016

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.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

nice little hike

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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

Saturday, June 04, 2016

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.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

easy fun hike.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Monday, March 14, 2016

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.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

GREAT trail! Very wet trail but the views are GREAT. It was a easy trail. Wonderful area at the end to sit and enjoy the waterfall or start a fire and camp.

Friday, November 27, 2015

For a flatlander the change in elevation was a little deceiving on the "easy" rating. Still, slope was mild and it's all downhill on the way back.

Load More