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1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall.

My nephew and I had a awesome time hiking down and staying there for two nights The folks that work there are so friendly and helpful. The food was awesome you felt like you were getting home cooking. They even had their own special desserts.. very clean nothing like taking a hot shower after hiking all day parade we saw flowers and plants that I have never seen before one was a beautiful red lily. From what I was told.

This was a great hike, lightly traveled. paths were pretty well marked and the camp out alcoves gave us a great spot to sting up out hammock and take a lunch break. while we did not stay at the inn, we did go by it and it looked very nice. we took a break in the front verandah and refused in the shade with a power bar. according to my gps watch we did the trail in 6 hours with a couple breaks and from door of our car back to the door of our car it was 10.71 miles. we parked in the lot at the top of the falls by the snack stand. oh yes, there was a snack stand and restrooms which was nice! ... I'm writing this review late. we hiked on Saturday 8/11/18.

Enjoyable hike out to the Inn with a couple day stay. We loved the Rhododendron groves and the hike took about 4 hours with our 3 year old walking halfway and 5 year old doing the entire path.

hiking
1 month ago

The trailhead was a little tricky to find, maybe because my directions left out the final turn onto Blackhawk road, new map got us there. Blackhawk is a rutted dirt road with several berms added for erosion. There is a creek crossing suitable for a car, and another that requires a 4x4. We parked our car just before the second crossing and walked in. After crossing the creek take the right fork in the road. Trail head is a logging road across Curtis Creek.. First couple miles follows the logging road, mostly sticking by the creek. Last section follows many smaller falls up to the main falls and around to the top. Very nice falls. Lots of slippery steep trail to get you dirty at the climbing portion of the trail. Very nice! We took our time, hung out, were in and out in 3.5 hours. Could be done much quicker. Several creek crossings, feet will get wet.

Gorgeous trail with a great rest stop at the inn, in which you can book a night

Over 600 steps to the top of the falls, or take the 1 mile trail from the back of the visitors center.

Trail can be hard to find! Like everyone says I recommend a truck or 4 wheel drive to get through two creeks. Trail has a lot of fallen trees but overall easy to follow until you get near the waterfall. Follow the orange thumbtacks! We went a little off trail and ended up on top of some copper heads

Didn't make it all the way to the Hike Inn but probably 4/5 of the way there. Beautiful forest, no water to speak of, not very crowded despite lots of folks at the falls. It's nice when the trail is for hikers only.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful day to be on the trail. Very little traffic. I went up the Hiked Inn trail and came back on the AP trail.

hiking
3 months ago

The first two miles you're going to wonder why it's classified as "hard." This hike will take you to the very top of the waterfall where it gets the most tricky. You really are climbing/scrambling and the trail can be pretty wet and muddy adding to the difficulty We hadn't realized it at first, but the trail is marked with ORANGE THUMBTACKS. These little suckers will be your best friend. You'll need a truck or SUV to get past the two creeks before the trail. There's another creek right at the beginning of the hike so you will start off with wet shoes! Great hike, but pictures will not do it justice.

Nice moderate trail.. we hiked it will in rain.. trail did get muddy a bit but not slippery at all.

hiking
4 months ago

Difficult hike. Not super long but lots of huge fallen trees. Trail is not clearly marked. You will get your shoes wet. You will be on your hands and knees at times. Well worth it, however.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hidden gem. Definitely plan to protect yourself against the ticks though - we pulled 20+ off my husband and 12+ off our dog. They were in the dog’s ears and in between his toes!!! Like other reviewers said, I’d bring your 4WD vehicle if possible because you need to cross two creeks to get to the trailhead. If you don’t have one, you could always park further up the road and cross the creeks by foot. Recommend wearing whatever shoes you’re comfortable getting your feet wet in!

fun but challenging in places well worth any climbing or log jams

Cool hike up there love the last little bit of the climbe up to the falls, made the whole hike worth it.

Amazing hike! The waterfall is absolutely as great as they say! The directions given by others in their reviews are the only way we got there. Thank you everyone!!

I started at the top of the falls and made a 9 mile hike to Springer mountain parking lot, where I was picked up. I earned my Appalachian trail right of passage. seeing the first white blaze on Springer was almost a spiritual experience.

hiking
5 months ago

very strenuous going up but amazing views all the way.

5 months ago

Beautiful!!

walking
5 months ago

The ultimate stair master challenge. Look forward to going back.

This is one amazing waterfall. You will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle with good ground clearance as there are two water crossings on the drive in. Trail is fairly easy all but the last 1/4. Once you reach this point I would only suggest the experienced hiker continue as it is more of a climb to the top. While this climb is difficult and proper footwear is recommend, the effort is well worth it. This is one of the most beautiful sites I have visited in Georgia.

Such a beautiful waterfall and lots of trails!

Great little trail. The view from the top was awesome. Definitely my new go to for a stroll. The rocks towards to top were a little slick.

Great moderate trail. A few vista's. Few sections will get your heart pumping!

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail with little traffic and great views that takes up the mountain, if you follow the creek. Definitely one to come back during Spring. Had to cross over the creek twice so a all wheel drive or SUV is recommended, not too demanding but have to cross on foot the creek, so will get feet wet.

Cluster f#%k to try and get to. You need a Jeep to even reach the trail head. Do not recommend.

hiking
10 months ago

The walk up the steps is challenging, but worth the climb. We went with our two dogs and had a blast. Take the time to see the lodge and the view at the top. We took the trail back down. It was crowded, but beautiful.

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