Long Creek Falls via Appalachian Trail

EASY 92 reviews

Long Creek Falls via Appalachian Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blue Ridge, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

Directions from Blue Ridge: Take GA Hwy. 515 .8 mile east to Windy Ridge Road. Turn right and go .2 mile to the dead end with Old US Hwy. 76. Turn left, go .2 miles to Aska Rd. Turn right and go 13.5 miles to the end of the road. Turn right on Newport Road, go 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Doublehead Gap Road, and continue .8 mile to the intersection with USFS Road 58 on the right. Turn onto USFS 58 and go 5.3 miles to Three Forks. Noontootla Creek, a great trout stream is on your right as you go up the hill.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a great short little hike for a family with small children. It is nice to hike up the creek through a beautiful forest. Spring would be the best time to hike when there is plenty of water cascading over the waterfall. The coming from the north is not too bad, however the road coming from the south via Bull Mountain Parking lot needs to be done with four wheel drive vehicles only.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful trail along the river, culminating at a wonder falls. Not many obstacles to maneuver. Nice hike!

hiking
6 days ago

The weather finally cleared today so it was time to hit the trail. Couldn’t ask for a better day!! There were several hikers out and about today but not what you would call crowded. I met two 2017 AT thru-hikers on the way in. Since all the rain has been plentiful over the past forever it seems, the falls were really pretty today!!
After I left the falls, I continued on up the AT for about a quarter mile to an old road bed and then back out to Three Forks! Great hike. Can’t wait to be out there more now that spring is just around the corner!!! Happy hiking everyone!!!

1 month ago

The road will wreck your car! Almost made it there, then with 2.2ish miles to go and the road was impassable. Really pissed off because the only option was to turn around and travel 12 miles back down the mountain. You will feel defeated if you try and make the journey in a car. I’m sure it’s a great hike if you can get there. Good luck!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great short easy trail with a great waterfall at the end. Great for groups of people, families and/or people with no hiking experience.

1 month ago

Be sure not to miss all the side trails on the way up, many more smaller falls and sights.

camping
3 months ago

Great time with a small group. Drive forest road to parking area and Hiked in from the parking area. Easy and great view of the falls. You are able to get up and close to the falls.

hiking
4 months ago

Was a ton of fun and a great short hike with the kids. We actually stopped at a smaller falls about half way up the trail and ate lunch there. Luckily we kept going because we didn't know the actual Long Creek Falls was further up.

5 months ago

This is a lollipop. Easy in and out. Nice little waterfall to have a picnic or take a nap. We hiked the Three Fork Loop across the street first and then went to the falls to relax. Awesome.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail was easy the waterfall was nice. However, the road up to the waterfall was terrible the road was more like an ATV trail. Unless you come in from Doublehead Gap Rd.

hiking
6 months ago

Great little hike that rewards you with a beautiful waterfall.

walking
6 months ago

Enjoyed the hike, especially the falls; but be warned. The forest road is not car friendly! Go 4WD if possible.

hiking
6 months ago

Caught this on an overnight from Springer to Hawk Mtn Shelter, this was the only highlight.

hiking
7 months ago

Took our niece and her guide dog Nathan today . They did an amazing job! It was a first for us all.
I was really disappointed by the number of folks who had dogs off their leashes. Dogs ran up and barked distracting him from his job. KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A DANG LEASH PEOPLE!!!!
Other than those few selfish people, the hike was great and the view was AMAZING. We will be back!

hiking
7 months ago

Great little hike. The waterfall was beautiful and met some really friendly people along the way. The kids enjoyed the hike as well.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome trail, great time, hiking alone.

hiking
8 months ago

One of my very favorite trails, very secluded, beautiful and peaceful.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful forest , nice for camping , dog friendly , although the road to take up there is pretty gravely so taking a sedan is kind of rough on your vehicle .

hiking
8 months ago

This is a nice trail to walk, especially if you like to take your dogs along for the hike. The waterfall is definitely worth seeing. I wish there was a little more information about the un paved road for about 5 miles prior to the trail due to the fact that I was driving a sedan. Slow and careful was the way to go. Other than that I throughly enjoyed the hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome hike.

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