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quiet, secluded trail...close to town. good workout for new hikers. the trail was very easy to identify and was wide. view at the end was worth it could see on both sides of county. definitely take water and we also took a snack to keep energy up. parked at water plant and then walked through gate to get to trail. our dog enjoyed the trail as well...also was able to enjoy watching a few deer run through nthe woods.

I love this trail it has challenges and also relaxing placed with unbelievable views almost all year round. I would truly recommend this trail.

Easy beautiful path to get to the falls and all their glory..

Easy beautiful path to get to the falls and all their glory..

Dwelling lists 4.2 mile but you can take a half Loop and shorten the hike. Nice views of Lake Allatoona and not too much low trashy land. Deer were bedded in the forest enjoying a pool cloudy day.

Much of the trail was rather paved, or boardwalk style. It’s nestled between roads and buildings, but still feels like an immersive nature experience. This particular course has a disc golf course on it, and is conveniently linked to a number of other parks and trails!

trail running
1 day ago

This is a nice simple trail, with a few routes, a small shore perfect for dogs and a nice little bridge! There aren’t many scenic views but it’s a nice reprieve close to the heart of Atlanta - it’s just enough for you to forget that you’re in a city!

Be heading out in a week to springer Mountain to neelsgap are the White blaze easy enough to follow. When you get off to a shelter or a campsite is it easy to get back on it

Beautiful falls. A quick and easy trail to get there with an observation deck. Just make sure to come in from Hwy 19 side instead of Hwy 348 unless you can make it through 2 creeks.

hiking
2 days ago

Historical trail around Ford Island. Flat walkway around island with a few stops with signage depicting history of Ford Island.

This trail isn't maintained at all. impassable & not worth the $15 entrance fee

hiking
2 days ago

Good easy walk. Took 9 y/o and he enjoyed going up and town the tower and the end of the trail. If your looking to get your feet on the ground you’ll be disappointed. This was all boardwalk, at least to the tower portion. Wish my wife would have come.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Trail is 1/2 rocky with nice heart pumping elevation changes and 1/2 loamy and easy going. The trail is well defined and also has good marking. I varied from 14min/mile pace and 23min/mile pace. It was a nice 65* F for early spring, and the trees were just budding, so great views of surrounding hills and could see downvalley almost a 1/2 mile. Lots of birds and squirrels, and saw a very fast black snake.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful but not for beginners. TONS of steps!!!

hiking
2 days ago

Really good trail to go for. Pretty good views.

Backpacked over night at lookoff mountain, can’t go wrong with that or laurel ridge, the hike out in the morning is basically straight up hill, get some caffeine in yah and don’t look back.

hiking
2 days ago

Steep, but not too long, and you’re rewarded with spectacular views at the top, as long as you go along the cliffs. I missed them the first time I went up and thought the small area just off the main clearing was all there was for a view. Going along the cliffs where some people do rock climbing is the way to go!
A visit to nearby Yonah Mountain vineyard is a great cap to the hike.

I would say this trail borders on hard. Several pretty steep inclines. With the side trips we did we went 3.3 miles. Trail is in great shape and the river was gorgeous.

Legitimately challenging trail, with few clear views of the lake and dam. The yellow route is reasonable for simple distance with a little up-and-down, and if you add the blue and red routes on the north end, you'll get significantly more climbing in. Make sure you bring enough water if so; I felt great when I got to the halfway point, but adding the climbs on the blue and red routes really took a lot out of me, and I wished I'd had another liter or so of water to make the hike back via yellow more enjoyable. Overall, definitely recommended for building up your climbing endurance, though it won't get you many good views along the way.

The trail is easy to follow but it's rocky at times. It's not too steep but it will give you your daily dose of exercise. There were lots of hikers but it was prima weather (temps in low 70s with breeze) after months of rain so no surprise. The summit was pretty. We did the loop to summit and back in about 1.5 hours with breaks and a stop for lunch.

Nice trail with a cool waterfall at the end. Moderately uphill most of tge way to the end.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

This is a challenging hike that is best used with hiking poles. Excellent trail for conditioning. But be prepared it’s no easy hike.

Awesome trail! Extremely tough climbs but well worth it.

The trail is for those in shape and good on your feet.
I used the trail to prep for the Approach Trail to the AT.
I did the Yellow blaze to the Allatoona Dam road and the used the Blue Blaze to the intersection and then up hill to the Red Blaze. Total of 6.8 miles. Completed in 3 hours

hiking
2 days ago

beautiful day, beautiful views..muddy trail but worth it

Very well maintained. Lots of traffic from a large group preparing for a long fundraiser hike but everyone was respectful and kind. We had our 6 month old pup with us and she had no trouble navigating the trail. We had one problem with a group staying in the walk-in campground who did not have their dogs leashed. Their dog kept following us and made it difficult to manage our young pup. We encountered them twice in 5.5 miles. Please leash your dogs...especially if they are not obedient. Over all a great hike! We will be back to enjoy the other trails

The falls are beautiful, but would be more impressive if the trail was more natural. The pavement and the wooden observation decks make this a more family-focused place to visit. If you’re used to climbing around and getting close to the falls, this isn’t the place for you. Lots of unsupervised kids wandering in front of you, as well.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

For a short trail this was a rough hike. Trail very rocky and not marked very well. Got off track twice but wasn’t hard to navigate back to where we needed to be. Pretty much a straight up hike but the views are amazing at the top. The trek down was tricky as well, I busted my butt once. I’d do it again. Bring water and lace your shoes up tight.

hiking
2 days ago

Trail was in great shape, very well marked and had great lookout spots at the top of the trail. I would say this is a easy to moderate hike, I did the trail counterclockwise which seemed easier. Would do it again for sure!

Definitely need your GPS for the return part of the loop. The trail is well marked and a definite path until you reach the river. It then becomes overgrown in spots and difficult to follow even with the blazes. Thanks to whoever placed the blue and orange tape at spots along the trail. That helps. Even following the trail on my GPS I couldn’t see a path. The only way I knew I was on the trail was seeing the occasional blaze on a tree. You can just walk along the road all the way back but I doubt it’s as interesting. A lot of wildflowers out today! Enjoyable hike.

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