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Nice hike , haven’t hiked for about a year and it wasn’t bad.

It was the first time to Georgia with my girlfriend, hiking being one of my hobbies, we went here for our first hike. It was absolutely beautiful!

The trail isn’t too rigid or hard for beginner hikers (my girlfriend), so she really enjoyed it. It’s always nice to see a waterfall.

Nice and short for beginners but way too busy on this beautiful Saturday. It was like Christmas mall traffic on the trail

Great trail for a short afternoon hike! Just outside of Blue Ridge. The waterfall was beautiful!

Trip Report for Rich, Tickanetley and Big Bald. Pre-hiked part of this trip, from the gate just off Rock Creek Rd and Rich Mountain Road. Rich Mtn Road is a single lane jeep trail and I wanted to make sure I could find a place to pull off the road further up. I've been told the gate closed in the Winter. It was open yesterday and today. I drove 2.6 miles up the mountain and parked. I believe most any car could have gone as far as I did or further. I did this a little different than the other reports I've read. I hiked the jeep trail around and to the north of Big Bald (by passing it). Where the ridgeline off Rich met the trail I left the trail and hiked Rich (found the chimney and the base of the old lookout tower). then I hiked north toward Tickanetly (bushwhacked until I met the old unmaintained road and used that road to the summit of Tickanetley. This old road narrows down to a herd path but is visible and can be followed fairly easy. I reversed path and headed back to Rich. At the point where I had originally got on this old road I continued using it rather than hiking back over Rich. This old road leads around Rich to the West and eventually rejoins the one lane jeep trail (maintain FS road I presume). When I reached Little Bald Mountain I left the road again and headed up the more gradual southwest ridge to Big Bald. Unlike ALL the other mtns called "bald" (which are anything but bald) this one is clearly bald. There is a huge open spot at about 4000 feet and this was apparently and Indian encampment. Signs are posted in a couple different spots asking visitors to respect this area and any antiquities you may encounter. I continued up Big Bald and came down the ridge that leads to Horsepen Gap and hiked the jeep trail back to my truck. Total distance was 10.56 miles, time was 4:45:32, elevation gain was 2,668 (Apple Watch). Only the briers on the eastern side of Big Bald (near the summit) posed a problem and I ranged slight north of them to cleared terrian. Do this hike BEFORE the gate closes or add 5.2 miles to my total.

Easy trail. Not too far to the falls. Lots of foot traffic on a nice fall day.

Fun trail

My wife, almost 4 year old and I enjoyed this little walk. It was perfect for them both. Wet, slippery and a bit muddy but the views were beautiful and the light walk was just what we needed.

As others mentioned, the trail head is not clearly marked. Follow the directions and you will see a marker on the right side of the road however the trail starts on the left side and is not marked. It’s a narrow trail that goes up the mountain. We parked the car a little ways up the road on a road to the left. We parked it in a way that allowed others to drive through if they wished. We then walked up the road to the trail.

We completed a 6.5 miles because we did not turn back after we reached the end. We continued until the trail forked per the map which led us to a road that happened to be the same one we parked on. We hiked back down 2.5 miles to the car.

This hike is not for a new hiker or for kids even if only doing the 4 mile hike. It’s quite steep in some areas, slippery leaves. We took the dogs but kept them on a tight leash on the narrow path up in the beginning.

It took us 3 hours 43 min to complete the 6.5 mile.

2 months ago

Yea, this trail is not where the app says it’s at
Shoot club across the street must be tired of this question

very busy trail, not particularly my favorite. it is short enough and worth seeing one time. Good for kids.

2 months ago

Great trail with many families along the way. Just be aware that their road getting to the trail is a bit one-way, so if you have a larger vehicle you may need to pull over at times for oncoming traffic

Great family trail, our 10 and 12 year old girls loved it.

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3 months ago

Great quick and easy. Plenty of kids and seniors hiking it no problem. Pretty waterfall, definitely not huge but a great family hike.

Good quick hike with pretty waterfall. Too many tourists but still nice. Would come back to do Weaver Creek crossing which is about over 5 miles

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4 months ago

Beautiful trail! I was able to hike it with my mom who’s 63.

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5 months ago

As falls go in GA this is an easy hike to a short creek falls with two camping sites on the creek. Certainly not to be compaired to a top ten in Ga. Good canopy for a cooler hike. From trail head to the falls is .8

Easy hike about .5 mile to the falls but we kept going for a little ways. Easy but pretty hike very much worth it if your ever in the area.

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5 months ago

The BMTA volunteers did an amazing job on this Re-route! So clean and beautiful! It was so nice to be the only ones there! Peaceful and serene to just sit and listen to the sound of the water, birds and leaves blowing in the slight breeze! Thank you!

Nice hike. We combined it with Stanley Gap. The falls are great. Be careful if at the top, a young man slipped and fell when we were there. Several people at the falls, but that should be expected, especially in the summer.

Beautiful falls. Great for family photos. But can be quite crowded. Nice little hike. Can be steep in some sections but nothing too difficult.

Short but uphill hike to the falls. One bench about halfway up to rest. Path is well maintained. Falls are pretty but I thought they would be bigger. Lots of white rhododendrons in bloom first week in July.

Took the family. We went to the falls, then a bit up the Benton-Mackey for only a total of ~2 miles. Nice little hike. The falls was the best part.

Great little hike to the falls with the family!! My youngest is 4 and did great! But make sure you bring the swimsuit in the summer!

Very pretty, good workout, but very crowded

Easy, quick, nice waterfall

Good short hike. Nice waterfall.

beautiful waterfall .... easy hike .... too many people

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8 months ago

The trail was a nice, quick, easy hike. the waterfall was very pretty and not too far up the trail.

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