Hemlock Falls Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews

Hemlock Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trenton, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
4 days ago

This trail is wonderful because you can turn left and go see the Cherokee Falls and then come back up and go right to see the Hemlock Falls. Just keep in mind, all those stairs feel easy to walk down, but at some point you have to come back up!

13 days ago

spectacular views of rushing and falling water!... BEWARE the climb back up the stairs is INTENSE. *This location should come with a health warning... if you're not in at least "decent" cardio health... enjoy the view from the top of the canyon and don't go down to the bottom of the steps!

hiking
20 days ago

Cloudland Canyon State Park has been on our bucket list for awhile. We chose the Hemlock Falls trail first and were not disappointed. The canyon walls were covered in icicles and the views from many stops on the stairs of the canyon walls were incredibly beautiful. The waterfall was well worth the hundreds of steps we hiked on the stairs. ♡♡♡

hiking
21 days ago

worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Kinda busy- but a nice hike. Be aware you need cash or check to pay the parking fee- no one was at the entrance when we went so payment had to be made at the parking lot- bring your $5- even though no one was available to collect the fee, they sure had people riding around handing out warning citations- you think they’d have someone collecting if they can hand out citations.

hiking
4 months ago

We did this in April of 2016. A small hike down to the falls, be prepared for the elevation change. Great view of the falls. We had a lot of people traffic. A lot of people going off trail to get closer. Clearly marked and maintained.

hiking
4 months ago

Short hike down, but longer coming back up! Waterfall is absolutely beautiful. . Make sure to see both..

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful place. Well-maintained and the falls are gorgeous, there are two. If you can’t do stairways this is not the place for you. There are 600 stairs if you go to both ends of the waterfall trail.

hiking
5 months ago

These are some of the best waterfalls I've ever been to!

5 months ago

Nice waterfalls. Hiked here a year ago though and there was not much water, just a trickle. This time, thanks to Irma, there was good flow.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls on these trails.

hiking
5 months ago

it's not so bad, there are a lot of rest stops along the way. if you are healthy and have no knee issues or heart issues you can see how you go, there are enough stops and benches that you can wait or turn back ... my Siberians were not so happy with the iron grate stairs but they did it. little dogs won't be happy with the stairs as it may hurt their paws or their paws may slip through. I saw many people carry their little dogs. I really enjoyed the scenery and the waterfall.

backpacking
6 months ago

Amazing!

hiking
6 months ago

Freaking awesome. Watch for snakes though. And be prepared to climb a hundred stairs.

hiking
8 months ago

Great for the family, but not at all if you're looking for peace and quiet. My girlfriend and I went on a saturday, it was PACKED, you're no more than 10 feet away from another person. You show up to the falls, snap some pictures, and then it is a treacherous way back up the steep steps. You will be out of breath. You could traverse the creek to reach the falls and get away from the crowd, that's the only way to make this trail worth it!

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