Long Creek Falls via Appalachian Trail

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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
23 days ago

Great, easy hike along a creek with a Falls. Good spot to camp for a night on the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails to hike. Pretty easy and the waterfall is beautiful. The 5 mile dirt road to it is amazing as well. Love the view!

1 month ago

Nice easy trail for kids. Did this with 4 kids from 2 - 8. The falls are beautiful and there are great rocks to sit and climb on which made the kids happy.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice easy two mile round-trip walk, suitable even for small children. The falls at the end are serene and well worth the trip. There is plentiful camping at the trail head (where the AT crosses the forest road). I took this one as my warm-up for the day, carrying nothing but my coffee mug, before taking the Springer Mountain loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall! Tip: Some of the forest service dirt roads are for high clearance vehicles only. Check out their maps to choose the best access for you. Even some of the roads marked for passenger vehicles might not be suitable for sedans that are low to the ground - due to potholes. https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/conf/maps-pubs

1 month ago

Loved this trail!

walking
1 month ago

The wife and I were on vacation in blue ridge, so we decided to find a waterfall close by. Long curvy roads but a nice a waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

Short trail with good waterfall. Was great for my 9 year old and 2 Jack Russell’s. Watch out for stinging insects, my son was stung twice by hornets.

hiking
2 months ago

Really beautiful-both the trail and the falls. This is also suitable for most people-less than two round trip-so you can pretty much bring anyone. We carried a couple of light backpacks and picnicked at the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Long Creek Falls is well worth the short hike in. It's quite the popular place on the weekends when the weather is good, so pick and choose when you go.

3 months ago

It was an easy beautiful hike!

3 months ago

To me it was a harder hike on the way out to the falls. It is .5 mostly uphill. The way back was easy, I have bad knees and I could do it easily on the way back. The hike out isn’t bad but it is uphill and there are roots and rocks to watch for. Worth the short hike to see the falls and let the kids play in the water. One mile total hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy, pretty waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail that my dog loved. Camped right down the road too at a huge campsite alone!

6 months ago

Long drive for a short hike. HOWEVER- this is a beautiful area, offers a nice short hike for kiddos and camping along the way.

7 months ago

Nice hike for a group outing, but it was a long muddy drive for a pretty short hike.

7 months ago

Lovely day hike with an amazing waterfall at the end as a reward❣️

hiking
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months 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!!!

9 months 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
9 months 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.

9 months ago

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

camping
10 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
11 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.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

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
Sunday, August 13, 2017

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
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Great little hike that rewards you with a beautiful waterfall.

walking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

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