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Long Creek Falls via Appalachian Trail

EASY 211 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

waterfall

wildlife

The trail head is on a bumpy trek off the main road, drive with caution (4x4 vehicles recommended).

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Dog friendly. Trail was fairly busy but it was a gorgeous day. Long dirt road to get to trail head. Watch out for big bumps in the road.

hiking
2 months ago

nice little walk up to pretty waterfall. Slight incline but pretty easy even for an old guy.

hiking
2 months ago

Be aware you have to drive a solid half hour on dirt/rocky roads (no pavement) to get there. But once there, it’s easy to find & access, and very pretty. It’s a gradual uphill climb that you’ll feel, but nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautifully kept trail that is short, but man that uphill got to me! Other than that super easy and the falls are refreshing. There’s a smaller trail to the right of the falls if you’re sure-footed and want to see the top of the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Thanks

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Started at AT trailhead at 4 pm and made the falls in less than 30 min. Noone there and falls are beautiful.

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with a nice gradual incline and just enough of a little trek to make the falls rewarding. As others have mentioned this trail is great for kids. My 4 year old hiked to the falls and back to the trailhead with no problem! The road getting there is gravel as most have stated, but it’s well maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful location...on an incline on the way to the falls but worth every step. Several large flat rocks at the falls that made for a good seating suitable for a picnic if desired. Downhill on the way out which made the trek back to the road seem like it took no time at all.

hiking
blowdown
4 months ago

Blowdown on forest service road 58,1 mile from trailhead coming from Blue Ridge/Elijah,GA. Parked down camping area and added 2.2 miles to trail mileage. Blowdown on trail also as of 8-2-19.Nice area at waterfall for picnic!

For prior reviewer: private property signs regard the land beyond the road, the road itself is still a road. This trail head is a bumpy trek off the main road- my Subaru made it (slow going a few times and I’d wished to be higher up- lots of Jeeps out there chugging along just fine). The hike is a fun one, and since you’re on the AT, you can go as far as you’d like. We stopped at the waterfall for a bit and then hiked a few more miles and doubled back. There is a very large blowdown halfway to the waterfall that I definitely needed a hand getting over (I’m 5’5 and had a baby in a frame pack) my hiking partner (at 5’11”) had no issue going over on the ascent and only a little difficulty on the descent.

hiking
4 months ago

Drove the road and there’s no trespassing signs and private road signs everywhere. I turned around. Any update?

I love this traill this is my favorite by far

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, cool, shady, nice grade. Our dog liked the stream. Access road is bumpy but in good condition, well worth the drive.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great easy hike. This one is mostly uphill, one mile. But it's all downhill on the way back.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a BEAUTIFUL trail and well worth the 5 mile drive in to the trailhead on bumpy and gravel strewn roads! It was a trip getting there but I will do it again. Easy trail with water the whole way culminating with the huge falls at the top. Hardly any elevation gain and well traveled. I thought it was gorgeous!

7 months ago

My 11-year old and I hiked the section from Springer Mountain to Cooper's Gap May 8-9, 2019. This trail was in good shape and it was neat to her the waterfalls, though there wasn't a spectacular view of the falls anywhere fro. the trail. There were no serious climbs as we continued to Hawk Mountain Shelter. At Hawk Mountain we found a decent camp site near the shelter that was shared with several other hikers. The water source is a short walk down a side trail and is a good flowing stream. Privy, bear boxes and cables here, though there is mice activity in the first bear box. If you're not staying here, tank up on water at the stream between Hawk Mountain campsites and shelter because this is the last reliable water source for 6 miles (Justus Creek). Bret Eady with AT Hiker Shuttle (on Facebook) was a great shuttle operator that I highly recommend. He was knowledgeable about the area, but also completed his SOBO through hike in 2017, so he knows a thing or two about hiking the trail and will give you advice if you ask. He was very conscious of the HYOH idea though and was careful not to influence our hike with his ideas and conversation.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for families with small kids. Fairly flat with a little incline. Nice and shaded with a great waterfall at the end. would definitely recommend

nice trail for beginners. the 1st mile is all incline. the waterfall at the end was worth the walk. brought my kids and dog along. if you dont like using the bathroom in the woods, go before you get on the trail. no bathrooms nearby. very pretty and relaxing.

hiking
8 months ago

perfect for families with little kids!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy and fun! Great for kids!

hiking
8 months ago

Super easy trail to take the kiddos and fur babies on! IG: blynnnn92

hiking
8 months ago

Nice wide easy trail for families. Waterfall is very nice and good photo op.

Great hike for kids. there are roots and rocks that have to be maneuvered but nothing too difficult. My 4 yr old managed it with no problems and loved playing in the falls at the end. There definitely is some elevation but again it is not too difficult for little ones. It says the trail is 1 mile from parking and this app clocked it at 1.2 miles to the falls.

Great day! Lots of hikers and trail in excellent condition!

hiking
10 months ago

Good waterfall at the end

hiking
11 months ago

Great drive up and gorgeous hike! A bit steep in some areas so you’re in for a great calf burn but the falls are totally worth it...beautiful clearing great for family photos or a picnic!

hiking
11 months ago

Easy trail all the way from Springer Mountain. Some nice camping at Three Forks.

hiking
Fri Nov 23 2018

very fun hike, we went with a big group and it was freezing but there was still quite a few other people there regardless. Super fun and not a difficult hike!

Mon Nov 12 2018

Beautiful, easy hike to the falls. Great setting with easy, safe photo opportunities. This trail was active with many groups of hikers of all ages. We started our day with 3 Forks Trail Loop across the trail head and then ended with this hike to the falls. We are glad we made the extra effort to see the falls. Also appreciated that the loop we did first was quieter and less traveled. The two hikes together give the best of both worlds if you are fit enough to hike 7+miles in a day.

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