Sitton's Gulch Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Trenton, 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,020 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

As of May 2020, the parking area is closed due to tree debris but there is nearby street parking.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail for scenery and waterfalls. Very well maintained. We started at the parking lot outside of the park, not at the waterfalls trail in Cloudland. Recent tornadoes caused fallen trees but all have been cleared. We went on a Sunday, it was slightly crowded but the trail is wide enough to pass other folks. Definitely recommend starting outside the park and hiking to the waterfalls and back.

14 days ago

beautiful hike be prepared for stairs i counted 544 steps. 4 waterfalls to see all on same trail well marked trail

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15 days ago

A great hike with beautiful scenery!

hiking
16 days ago

Excellent trail. Most of Trail was well maintained. Beautiful views of water. Definitely worth the trip!

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18 days ago

This is one of my favorites and this was a repeat hike. The trailhead parking in Trenton is closed due to tree debris from the recent tornadoes. So, we parked in Cloudland Canyon and hiked down, hiked to the trailhead and back up again. Looks like the parking area is almost cleared so hopefully it will be open again soon. Call ahead to check if the parking is open if you don’t want to tackle the stairs.

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muddy
1 month ago

Loved this trail! Definitely bring dogs with experience hiking as there were lots of downed trees to climb over and 1 decent river crossing. Lots of beautiful gushing waterfalls and pretty spots to hang up hammocks for a break to enjoy the beauty.

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1 month ago

We tried to go in through the Sitton Gulch entrance yesterday, but the gate was closed and street parking isn’t allowed, so we were forced to do the stairs. 600 stairs down means 600 stairs up. There is some elevation change on the trail itself, but mostly it’s the stairs. You see all the waterfalls in the beginning when you go this way. Follow the Waterfalls trail, and branch off to Cherokee and Hemlock falls. There is another waterfall by the beginning of the Sitton Gulch trail sign. There is a water crossing a little bit down the trail that is also from a waterfall, but there’s not a great view of it due to the tree coverage. It’s been raining lately, so it was a good time to see all the falls. The trail follows the river, so beautiful views all the way.

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closed
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Loved this trail! So did our pups.

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1 month ago

Hidden gem. One of my favorite trails in GA. Two great waterfalls and plenty of opportunity to forge along the water down stream. Not a terribly difficult hike, but plenty of stairs at the end climbing out of the canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and hike. We started at the Sitton’s Gulch Trailhead making the hike much easier. Today we saw wildflowers, waterfalls and beautiful streams. Many boulders to play on too. The stairs to Cherokee Falls aren’t bad going up then down them.

1 month ago

I really enjoyed this trail - it had everything a person could want: wildflowers, critters, caves (at the Trenton trailhead), a mountain stream, waterfalls, and a wide and clearly marked trail. There were several small trails that split from the main trail and then looped back to it further along. The trail has some hills and is a decent workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike to take a picnic lunch and chill by the creek. The waterfalls are pretty badass too. Don’t go expecting this hike to blow you away but don’t pass this hike up either. One of the better hikes in the south.

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rocky
1 month ago

Better to start from the bottom.

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fee
muddy
2 months ago

This is an amazing trail! The elevation change and steps add the challenge and the waterfalls add to the ambience. Passers by are friendly and dogs on leashes welcome you. The creeks are loud and powerful with all of the rain this winter. Trail is wide and well maintained. Park in the valley and climb up to avoid most of the dreaded stairs!

hiking
2 months ago

One of the most beautiful hikes ever! Went right after a week of a lot of rain and the waterfalls were amazing! Well maintained, plenty of water features to see and gorgeous wildlife. However I would probably consider this hike as hard instead of moderate due to those stairs haha especially if you park at the top where the overlook trail is, going up those stairs after you hike this is killer, BUT a very good work out. Also it was in between moderately and heavily trafficked, although this could be due to it being the weekend and being quarantined from the virus. All the fellow hikers were super nice. Anyways, I definitely recommend this beautiful trail, just be prepare to skip the gym that day, you definitely won’t need it haha!

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muddy
2 months ago

Great views above and below of the gulch. At least two waterfalls along the way. Not much to see near the end. Probably best to turn back when the trail veers away from the creek. Steps up to parking are brutal. Good workout.

hiking
2 months ago

Many wildflowers are emerging. Some blooming, such as sharp-lobed hepatica, foamflower, cutleaf toothwort, star chickweed, and spring beauty. Huge swaths of trout lilies, but only a handful of blooms beginning. Lovely!

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fee
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful, moderately easy hike. We started at the opposite trailhead (I-59) and bypassed the stairs of doom. Put in 7.5 miles exploring all the water features including Hemlock Falls. Careful hiking to the big falls though because it was super slippery with all the mud. But overall this was a beautiful hike and would love to hike more in this area. Five stars for sure. Not disappointed.

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2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Lots of water and followed it the whole way up. Downhill on the way out! Fantastic sunny day!

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2 months ago

Awesome trail from start to finish. the falls are magnificent. great for all ages and dogs.

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2 months ago

I second the review below, and I think we were there on the same day!! Hiked this trail from the mouth of the Canyon in to the falls and back out, and it was AWESOME. Gorgeous, gorgeous hike with so many water features it's incredible. That said, it's been VERY wet lately and it seems like we might have had a completely different experience (dry creek bed?) during a drought. Hard to imagine this could ever go dry. Also hard to imagine I'm going to be able to find a trail to top it in Georgia! It's easy to make this hike well over 5 miles given all of the scrabbling around waterfalls and side paths to the river that beckon.

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of water features. We came in from the I-59 side and did not bother with the descent/ascent of the stairs from the main trailhead. Still 5$ to park. Starts off level and then begins a climb, gentle in parts. Make sure to break right and hike up a bit to the less visited and (in my opinion) best waterfall before the bend right that takes you to the main attractions over by the staircases.

muddy
3 months ago

Feb 22 - After all the insane rain we've had in the last 3 weeks, this trail delivered. All the falls are churning, and the creek almost resembles a river. A great time to visit.

hiking
3 months ago

Such a beautiful hike!

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icy
muddy
snow
3 months ago

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