Three Forks Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Three Forks Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clayton, 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.

2.4 miles 610 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips







Directions from Clayton: Take Warwoman Road east for 16 miles to Overflow Road (Forest Service Road 86). Turn left and drive 4 miles to John Teague Gap, where the trailhead is on the right.

9 days ago

This trail is very easy going into the fall, but it is not a trail for someone who isn't nibble. Many trees are down over the trail so it involves some climbing and maneuvering around the trail from time to time. The falls and pools are breathtaking and so worth the visit. Rest up because the return hike is largely uphill.

3 months ago

Gradual beauty all the way to the sour trail down two minutes to Holcomb creek waterfall! Wow what a treat!! We enjoyed the gift of Autumns beauty the entire way

7 months ago

This was a great short hike to a beautiful campground by the river.

There are actually two different 3 forks trails. One is shown on All Trails and most maps but another trailhead is on Hwy 28 about 1.3 miles south of the NC state line. This trail is about 7 miles out and back and features a swimming hole.

1 year ago

FYI, the forest service road is closed just beyond Three Forks Campground (since March 2014) due to major road erosion.

Date(s): Mar 24, 2014
Contact(s): Chattooga River Ranger District 706-754-6221
Overflow Road, FS Road 86, is closed until further notice, from Westfork Campground to the intersection of Tottery Pole Road, FS Road 86 C, due to hazardous road conditions. There is an alternative route via Hale Ridge Road, FS Road 7.

This impacts your access to the trail. As of June 2015, it is still closed.