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Waters Creek Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dahlonega, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 501 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This trail is part of the Appalachian Trail starting at Woody Gap in Suches/Dahlonega. Note: Trail is also known as Forest Service Road 144. The road is closed to the public and is gated just past the bridge crossing Dicks Creek. There is parking at the trail head and this area is popular with fisherman.

Nice trail with a nice waterfall at the end and great picnic locations. Does not follow the creek the whole time and it is hot. Was not very crowded when I went.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy out and back - but nothing special. As others have said, this is an old Forrest Road.

mountain biking
Sat May 04 2019

Trail is actually Forest Service road 144. This road is closed to the public and is gated just past the bridge crossing Dicks Creek. There is a lot of parking at the trail head. The trail head area is popular with trout fisherman. There is also a three large impressive waterfalls on Dicks Creek near the trail head. Therefore a lot of family also park there to check out the waterfalls. The ROAD/ trail is in good shape. Surface is large gravel. The trail roughly follows Waters Creek and actually ending on Pigeon Roost creek. The first mile and a half has a lot of hill climbs. The last 1/2 mile is thru a old prescribed burn area and offers better views and access to the stream below. I found a couple of waterfalls and good access to the stream at a few points along the route. Be sure to check out the old Check In station. You can see inside the front window. It appears to have been last used about 20 years ago. The area at trails end is interesting and beautiful. Just across the stream at the end the Dockery Lake trail can be seen . Please note I used my mountain bike. I think that is the way to go with this trail.

hiking
Fri Oct 05 2018

Trail was quiet. Path was what seemed like an old service road with large gravel/Rock. It was pretty flat and shaded. Nothing spectacular, wooded but no creek our mountain views. (PSA for those with dogs: We walked early October with long haired dogs and by the end they had 100+ burs stuck to them.)

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